There was another high-end, red-carpet event this weekend, so naturally, there were more one-percenters forcing their political opinions on average Americans.
Apparently, these Hollywood types think having money and fame means they know what’s best for the rest of us.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards took place Sunday night. The show, which was meant to celebrate actors and their achievements, centered on President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban.
The egotistical tirade began at the intro, with “Scandal” star Kerry Washington defending celebrities’ right to lecture Americans.
“A lot of people are saying right now that actors shouldn’t express their opinions when it comes to politics. But the truth is, actors are activists no matter what, because we embody the worth and humanity of all people.”
And the rest of the evening embodied the same, self-important mindset.
Actor Ashton Kutcher continued the theme as the first presenter, saying, “Good evening, fellow SAG-AFTRA members, and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America. You are a part of the fabric of who we are. And we love you and we welcome you.”
Wonder if Kutcher will volunteer his guest house for their stay?
David Harbour from the Netflix original TV series “Stranger Things” used his moment of accepting a group ensemble award to aggressively speak out about his personal political beliefs.
In an ironic lecture, Harbour told his fellow actors at an incredibly exclusive event that it’s their job to battle, “self-centeredness and exclusivity of our predominately narcissistic culture.”
Clearly ignorant to the hypocrisy of this statement, the crowd cheered as celebrities continued taking the stage to thank each other for their importance and acknowledge how critical it is Americans hear their opinions.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who added another honor for her performance on the political satire “Veep,” said she was the daughter of an immigrant who fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France.
“Because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes,” said Louis-Dreyfus. “And this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American.”
The hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” won best ensemble in a comedy series for the third straight year.
“We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who have sought a better life here from places like Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ireland,” said star Taylor Schilling, while a cast member added “Brooklyn!” ”And we know that it’s going to be up to us and all you, probably, to keep telling stories that show what unites us is stronger than the forces that divide us.”
Schilling was referring to legal immigrants, of course — who are welcomed by Trump.
Actress Sarah Paulson suggested everyone donate to the controversial American Civil Liberties Union, “to protect the rights and liberties of people across this country.”
It was a night filled with uninformed opinions on national security from wealthy individuals, many of whom have their own personal security detail.
With the Oscars less than one month away, more of these out-of-touch, opinionated lectures can be expected.
-The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article.