“A swath of films, books and other media projects with far-left messages failed with audiences and consumers this year, according to box office numbers and sales.
Disney’s first animated film with an openly LGBT character “Strange World,” tanked at the box office last month. The film had a whopping $180 million budget but only took in $24 million when it opened during the Thanksgiving holiday week, according to Variety. Pixar’s latest installment in the popular Toy Story franchise, “Lightyear,” failed to meet expectations, earning $51 million at the box office. The family-friendly series owned by Disney attracted headlines for having a same-sex kiss.
“Lightyear” debuted to $51 million last summer, falling short of the $70 million minimum it was expected to earn. (AP Newsroom)
Another film focused on LGBT characters, “Bros,” didn’t move the needle at the box office, either. Star Billy Eichner furiously warned “homophobes” on Twitter to not come see the movie. It grossed $14.8 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. The New York Times suggested “homophobia” could be the reason the gay romantic comedy was unsuccessful.
Movies with overtly political themes like the star-studded “Amsterdam” also failed to attract audiences this year. The film about friends who uncover a plot to overthrow the government, featured Robert De Niro’s character giving a “thinly veiled speech telling off Trump.”
One critic even argued “Amsterdam” was a result of the director’s distaste for Trump.
“Clearly, David O. Russell is another creative who saw Trump become the President, lost his mind, and then gathered as many celebrities as he could to defend one of the most agreeable stances in the history of the world: that hate is bad and kindness is good. It’s the kind of lukewarm, on-the-nose take that elicited audible groans throughout the theater,” Josh Rosenberg wrote for Esquire.
It opened to a mere $6 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Media projects by far-left figures also didn’t seem to resonate with Americans.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s climate change documentary tanked at the box office. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
The climate change documentary “To the End” from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was a big flop, earning just $80 per theater in ticket sales.
Journalist Jemele Hill’s memoir “Uphill,” also had a rocky start, selling only a little over 5,000 copies since it debuted in October, according to publisher data reported by OutKick Sports’ Bobby Burack.
Comedian Jon Stewart’s new Apple TV+ streaming show and podcast called “The Problem with Jon Stewart” was also a “flop,” according to several reports. By the show’s fifth episode in March, viewership went down 78%, according to Bloomberg.
Stewart’s show has been criticized for its “super-woke” takes on race. In an April episode, he claimed that achieving the American Dream for Blacks was “a fallacy.”
In April, reports called Jon Stewart’s new show a “flop” because of drastically declining viewership. (Apple TV+)
Trevor Noah, who took over Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” after Stewart left in 2015, announced he was also leaving. Noah failed to average even 400,000 viewers in recent months, compared to Stewart’s 2.5 million in 2013. Fox News contributor Joe Concha called the show a “profound disaster.”” (Courtesy FoxNews.com)
This embracing and advocacy of Wokeness by those who are paid handsomely to entertain us is a direct result of an isolated ignorance of average Americans’ desire to rid ourselves of those in the Halls of Power who told us repeatedly that they knew what was best for us and “who we were”, while their actual mission was to turn America into a Third-World Barrio in their quest to make us a Socialist Paradise.
The Liberal Elite have always believed that our country revolves around the big metropolitan areas in the Northeast and in California. They have always looked down their noses at what they derisively call “Flyover Country”, the same area that many of us call the Heartland of America or simply “home”.
Their political viewpoint is as disingenuous as the Facebook Trolls who Washington Post OpinionPieces as “real news”.
Just like their fellow Far Left Liberals who run the Democratic Party, the disconnected “dancing monkeys” in Tinsel Town and the Big Apple just can not accept the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans living between the coasts, the ones responsible for their opulent lifestyle are sick and tired of their overbearing arrogance, anti-Americanism, and Liberal Intolerance which they attempt to force upon average Americans as “art” while attempting to lecture average Americans as to why our “clinging to our Bibles and guns” is positively gauche and awful.
All their incessant national temper tantrum over Former President Trump’s Presidency and the forced acceptance of Wokeness has done is to make them look like fools and to remind us of how disconnected their beliefs are from average Americans, as Ricky Gervais once pointed out in no uncertain terms.
I don’t remember any of us average Americans asking them for their opinion as to how we should live our lives, do you?
And, I certainly do not remember them being appointed as the arbiters of what is “Hate Speech” and what words are allowed to be communicated freely among Americans.
Perhaps, if they got their noses out of the air and actually associated with their families and former friends “back home”, instead of kissing each other’s hindquarters at the latest premiere or “social event”, perhaps they and reality would not have taken divergent paths, and they would conduct themselves and comport themselves like those Hollywood Legends before them, who served their country during World War II, doing whatever they could to help America defeat fascism.
Now, these pampered ,self-righteous, oblivious Lightweights are all proponents of the “New Fascism” being practiced by the Modern Democratic (Socialist) Party.
And, they see no problem with insulting and being condescending to the average Americans who “pay their salaries” by watching the garbage being produced out of Hollywood.
As we say down here in the part of America’s Heartland, known as Dixie…
It just don’t make no sense.
And, evidently, the majority of Americans agree with us.
Until He Comes,
One thought on “2022: The Year That Hollywood Found Out That Going Woke Means Going Broke”
Spot on. I know that for our family, we will not watch any garbage that attempts to shove an overtly left ideological down our throats. And if it ever came to a point where that was the only thing out there, then we wouldn’t watch any shows at all.