Actor Vince Vaughn, who is already a rare instance of a libertarian Hollywood star who doesn’t follow the left down every rabbit hole of political nonsense they dig, is under fire from the Keepers of Leftist Dogma this week after a video emerged showing him speaking to President Trump at the national championship football game in New Orleans on Monday. As we learned with the whole Ellen/George W. Bush scandal, even being friendly with Republicans is akin to appeasing Nazis.
Fox News reports:
Vaughn was seen chatting and laughing with the president as Melania sat between them — before the pair shook hands and Trump appeared to point to the star’s lanyard, according to a 31-second clip uploaded to Twitter.
The video was uploaded by former Deadspin employee, Timothy Burke, who captioned it, “I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it.”
The social media reaction was swift and called for him to be “canceled.”
“Jan 13, 2020: the day Vince Vaughn has been canceled,” one user said, while another wrote, “Ladies & Gentlemen, I regret to inform you Vince Vaughn is CANCELLED.”
“Ellen thought she had it rough…Keep Vince Vaughn in your prayers tonight,” user Alex Salvi said.
“Sad. Vince Vaughn is one of my favorites,” another user wrote. “I always knew he was Republican but this, so gross. I don’t need a Wedding Crashers sequel anymore.”
In a piece for the UK’s Guardian, writer Guy Lodge was quick to remind the world’s liberals that Vince Vaughn – why, he just isn’t one of us!
“The actor has long been documented as one of the most demonstrably rightwing stars in the predominantly liberal enclave of Hollywood,” wrote Lodge. “In 2011, he campaigned for the Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, while he collaborated with the conservative firebrand Glenn Beck to produce the documentary series, Pursuit of the Truth, for Beck’s Fox News-aping network TheBlaze. Most controversially, he came out as vehemently opposed to gun control in a 2015 interview for British GQ, going so far as to call for firearms to be allowed in schools: ‘You think the politicians that run my country and your country don’t have guns in the schools their kids go to? They do. And we should be allowed the same rights.’ Shaking Donald Trump’s hand is a pretty modest entry on his list of most liberally objectionable acts.”
We have to say, we knew about Vaughn’s support for gun rights, but some of this other stuff surprises us. If anything, we like him a bit more now.
But whether we liked him for his politics or not, the idea that anyone should be “canceled” for even saying a quick hello to the sitting president of the United States is outlandish. Liberals cannot STAND to see anyone of any prominence disagree with their rules of order. We can only assume that their fascistic policing of thought and association is a stand-in for ideological coherence, of which they have none.
Now bring on that Wedding Crashers sequel.