Patricia Arquette should have listened to Gervais; her Globes Trump-trashing speech was a trainwreck

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Actress Patricia Arquette must have been wearing earplugs during the Golden Globes monologue by comedian Ricky Gervais.

Despite the host’s appeal to the Hollywood liberals gathered at Sunday’s award show to steer clear of their usual political blather, Arquette took the opportunity of her acceptance speech to trash President Trump and issue a call to action.

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The 51-year-old star of the television series “Medium” turned the speech for her third award Sunday, for best supporting actress in Hulu’s “The Act,” to a political rallying cry, slamming Trump for ordering an airstrike that killed Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani, who was reportedly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S troops and was, according to the Pentagon, “actively developing plans to attack” Americans.

“I’m so grateful to be here and celebrate this but also I know tonight, January 5th, 2020, we’re not going to look back on this night in the history books. We will see a country on the brink of war, the United States of America,” she said after taking the stage and issuing a few thanks for her award.

“A president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs including cultural sites, young people risking their lives traveling across the world, people not knowing if bombs are going to drop on their kids’ heads. And the continent of Australia is on fire,” she added.

“So while I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world for our kids and their kids. We have to vote in 2020. And we have to get, beg, and plead for everyone we know to vote in 2020, thank you,” the mother of two entreated the audience.

Earlier that day, she had declared the President of the United States is a “threat to mankind.”

This followed a previous tweet in which she announced she would “vote Blue no matter what” and that she would  “mute and block anyone sowing the seeds of division” on her account.

The actress and her sister, Rosanna Arquette, are among the many Hollywood celebrities who feel the earth needs to hear their political prattle and anti-Trump rants.

Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais delivered a scathing opening monologue Sunday, roasting the Hollywood elites and calling them out for their hypocrisy. His remarks elicited laughs, groans and sometimes even an uncomfortable shocked murmur.

“You say you’re woke,” Gervais told the audience, “but the companies you work for are unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney–If ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent wouldn’t you?”

“So 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. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg,” he added, referring to the teenage darling of climate activists.

“So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god and then f**k off,” he concluded.

Arquette obviously didn’t take the advice.


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