This week members of the perpetually aggrieved left began boycotting the fitness chains SoulCycle and Equinox Fitness because Stephen Ross, the founder of their shared parent company, The Related Companies, is hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump on Friday.
Speaking Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends” about this boycott, co-host Brian Kilmeade posed a couple questions to those tear-eyed bellyachers, including Michael Moore, who’ve been crying nonstop on social media about Ross’s decision to not toe the Democrat Party line.
“It’s amazing that you have to actually— you support a presidential candidate who happens to have won in a major party, and you have to explain yourself,” he said in exasperation. “You have to explain yourself as if you got caught doing something wrong.”
“And just like everyone — now we’re supposed to agree he’s a racist, a sexist and complicit with mass murder. Do people understand that not everybody agrees with that? And maybe it’s not at all true?”
He made the remarks near the end of the discussion below:
His point was that so many members of the left seem to live in bubbles, to the point that they believe everybody — or at least every “decent person” — thinks just like them.
- Everybody thinks Trump is a racist.
- Everybody thinks Trump is a sexist.
- Everybody thinks Trump is a white supremacist.
- Everybody thinks Trump is destroying America.
- Everybody thinks Trump hates black/brown people.
- Everybody thinks the same.
While it may sound conspiratorial to suggest that members of the left think like this, the evidence actually backs this theory. Case in point: Earlier this year Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey revealed during a podcast that left-wing Twitter users tend to insulate themselves from other viewpoints.
“What we saw is folks who are on the left end of the spectrum mainly followed folks on the left, and folks on the right followed everyone,” he said.
What happens if you only follow and listen to those whose perspectives echo your own? You get trapped in a bubble/echo chamber and start believing everybody else thinks just like you.
This same thing appears to be happening vis-à-vis SoulCycle and Equinox Fitness. Members of the left falsely believe that all “decent people” hate Trump, so the very notion of Ross being a supporter of him is simply unfathomable to them and must therefore be dealt with.
To be clear, this bubble mentality doesn’t just affect everyday leftists. It also appears to be affecting notable, high-profile leftists, including celebrities, journalists and more.
everyone who cancels their equinox and soul cycle memberships, meet me at the library. bring weights
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 7, 2019
Just contacted @Equinox to cancel my membership after many years. Money talks, especially with these monsters. If it’s too inconvenient for u to trade one LUXURY GYM for another, then you should be ashamed. (No disrespect to the many wonderful employees at my local Equinox). Bye!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 7, 2019
Just enthusiastically cancelled my @Equinox membership. The rep on the phone said they are being “overwhelmed” with cancellations today. Open to suggestions for new gym recommendations for NYC and LA. #BoycottEquinox #WhiteSupremacistInChief
— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) August 7, 2019
Sorry @soulcycle … you can’t peddle “inspiration” in your classes and have an owner funding hate and racism in the back room. Byyyeeeeeeeeeee
Equinox, SoulCycle Owner to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons https://t.co/4TdZhMvRuW
— conrad ricamora (@conradricamora) August 7, 2019
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) August 8, 2019
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) August 7, 2019
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) August 7, 2019
As for those Trump supporters of color whom these bellyachers have heard about on TV and in the news, they likely assume that they’re just ignorant and naive and don’t know any better.
Observe for instance how some members of the left responded on social media after a Latina and black woman were caught on camera in El Paso on Wednesday chanting “We love Trump!” while surrounded by anti-Trump protesters:
Two Trump supporters with kids in tow, came to the Walmart memorial and began yelling “We love Trump” causing the crowd to yell at them to leave. They were escorted out by EPPD before things got out of hand. pic.twitter.com/xOu3sodG6D
— Gabe Ramirez (@GabeRamirez) August 7, 2019
Poor black lady doesn’t know he’s talking about her too!
— Rosemother of Illegitimate President (@Ann6217) August 8, 2019
Just goes to show – you don’t what you don’t know until you find out and then you know what you didn’t know.
— Marie ?? ? BE A VOTER!!!! (@Merrirrro) August 8, 2019
— HG1 (@UserHG1) August 8, 2019
The smugness and disbelief drips from their condescending tweets.
As for Ross, the founder of The Related Companies, he doesn’t plan to back down.
“I always have been an active participant in the democratic process,” he said in a statement to Fox News. “While some prefer to sit outside of the process and criticize, I prefer to engage directly and support the things I deeply care about.”
“I have known Donald Trump for 40 years, and while we agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions. I started my business with nothing and a reason for my engagement with our leaders is my deep concern for creating jobs and growing our country’s economy.”
“I have been, and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges.”