Ricky Gervais who hosted the Golden Globes award ceremony this year at the Beverly Hill Hotel said, “If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world.”
He attacked the growing trend among the celebrities to embark on political lectures at award ceremonies. Ricky was keen on emphasizing the big names of industry who do a lot of hypocrisy. He also referenced Apple’s pivot towards streaming with the new drama The Morning Show. Once he made his views clear that there will be no lecturing credentials to speak of, Rickey’s point was proven. He also said, “a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China”.”
Well, it has already been noticed that Hollywood celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and others have said hypo critic messages in the past. Kim Kardashian once said in a message about the climate changes but yet continues to fly everywhere in private planes. Even Kylie Jenner expressed her heartbreak towards the ongoing bushfires in Australia but chartered a jet for the launch party of a makeup brand. Although these A-listers of Hollywood claim moral high ground yet they do not really practice what they say.
Although hypocrisy is neither new nor the worst thing in the world in fact it is a way of celebrities to claim the role of moral arbiters and yet and very to those who are endorsing it. Celebrities have always used cultural signifiers when it comes to identifying trends when giving reviews about a film and talking about the fact if it is worth seeing or an album is worth listening to.