Displaying a level of class seldom seen in Hollywood anymore, iconic entertainer Pat Boone said Hollywood should portray the United States in a positive light and singled out actress Meryl Streep in a scathing critique.
Boone spoke Friday at the 25th Annual Movieguide Awards, which celebrates faith-based and family movies, according to the Daily Mail.
When asked if he was concerned about what’s happening in Tinsel Town today, Boone stated: “Hollywood should be presenting the very best picture of America and who the average people want to be.”
“We used to win awards with movies that show people in the best possible light,” the singer added. “Now, more and more people get awards for being a vampire.”
Singing icon Pat Boone BLASTS Meryl Streep and Hollywood liberals over anti-trump rants https://t.co/pmpQKP1N00
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Boone had plenty to say about Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech at last month’s Golden Globes.
“Now, first of all, I don’t think that award shows are the place to express some narrow political view,” he said. “Now, it’s not narrow to her, or to most of that audience. But to most of America, who had elected a man that she detests and doesn’t wanna even give a chance to.”
Boone, a noted conservative who backed Ronald Reagan, said in November Trump’s victory was “a humongous… slap to the pompous, pampered Hollywood super-rich, supercilious, super brainwashed, over privileged crowd.”
Sounds like an accurate description of Streep, who Boone said Friday “doesn’t wanna give [Trump] even a chance,” before conceding that she was “a nice woman and a very talented woman.”
“But I don’t think that an award show in front of millions of people is the place to vent your spleen about somebody that you disagree with politically,” he added. “It just was wrong.”
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Boone said Hollywood “is almost 99 percent liberal [and] seems to have no moral guidelines.”
“They have compassion,” he said. “They’ll do charitable things for people, but then they make movies that tend to glamorize things that are really degraded.”
“We used to export films that presented America in a very favorable eye, so that we were kind of the envy of the world, because of the picture we presented,” he said.
Boone said his career has not been affected by his political views, but said Hollywood does not like conservatives. As an example, he seemed to point to actor Scott Baio, an avid Trump supporter who spoke at the Republican National Convention, who Boone said had two film projects canceled afterwards.
“I genuinely, in my heart, do not care if I ever work again. I don’t care,” Baio said at the time. “I’m comfortable and I’ve got a great life, but If I don’t have a country that is recognizable to me, I’ve got nothing.”
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