Janeane Garofalo said something disparaging about Republicans and conservatives.
What, this is supposed to surprise me? Garofalo is so liberal she makes Rosie O’Donnell look like Ann Coulter after a few dozen whopper value meals. What amazes me is that it’s news.
I’ve hung around many different types of people in my time, and I have to say that actors have to be one of the most f’d up groups I’ve been around. They are so screwed up they make musicians and graphic artists look sane.
What are actors? Actors speak words written by someone else and are told by another how to do it. They don’t think for themselves. That’s what the script is for. They don’t act on their own; that’s the director’s job unless they’ve achieved such superstardom that no director can control them. They don’t choose how they look or what they wear (costuming and makeup). They aren’t even necessary; half the movies that come out nowadays are computer animated and most of those are better than the ones with live action.
Actors are children – as Christian Bale’s recent meltdown showed. They have a very limited understanding of the world around them, and extremely limited control over that world – just like children. But children have an excuse to be stupid; they are young and inexperienced. Actors are not.
So why should we care about their political opinions?
If Garofalo wants to argue that Wallace Shawn is a better actor than Tom Cruise, then since she’s an actress I’d accept her opinion as better educated than mine. Heck, I’d even agree with her on this particular point.
But all her blah blah blah about Republicans and conservatives is just so much noise and honestly, I don’t give a healthy crap what she thinks of us or not.