As if we needed more proof that celebrities have lost their minds when it comes to the president, now an animated movie about emojis has become a political statement.
We present to you: “The Emoji Movie.”
It should come as no surprise in today’s Hollywood system — bereft of original ideas — that a studio in Burbank, California, actually gave the green light to an idea based on the cartoons we can all send to friends through texts.
To top off the empty idea, one of the stars of “The Emoji Movie,” which hits theaters today, has come forward to insist the purported kids’ movie will be a treatise against the Trump administration — quite a tall order for a cartoon that features a “Poop Emoji” character, voiced for some reason by acclaimed actor Patrick Stewart.
The lead character of “The Emoji Movie” is voiced by actor-comedian T.J. Miller. In an interview with HuffPost, he displayed a version of himself very separate from the image of the laconic Southern California snark master for which he has become known on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”
About “The Emoji Movie,” Miller said, “This was an opportunity to do something optimistic, positivistic and, you know, we have very few weapons in the current administration, and one of them is to target a younger demographic and try and help them understand and adopt progressive values.”
As if this were not high-minded enough, there’s apparently more messaging in this lark.
Miller continued, “So the movie has a lot to say to women, and how they have limitless potential, and one of the characters literally breaks through a glass ceiling.”
That is a lot of societal import to ascribe to a movie featuring a talking pile of fecal matter — but we digress.
Miller has plenty more to say about the current administration, too, even when discussing his recent departure from “Silicon Valley.”
The decision to leave the show, Miller said, freed him up to “resist” President Trump in more ways. “My position [to oppose the Trump administration] became more powerful when I left ‘Silicon Valley,'” he said. “I had more control over the content, the time, the schedule, the everything.”
“My position [to oppose the Trump administration] became more powerful when I left ‘Silicon Valley.'”
He even slammed his former co-stars on the show for not doing enough to oppose Trump’s presidency.
“Right before the election … I asked, ‘How much money did you donate, you Hollywood elites? How much did you donate to Hillary Clinton’s campaign?'” he said. “And everybody in the cast said nothing. They hadn’t given a dollar.”
Before all this talk, Miller was arrested last December after getting into an altercation with an Uber driver. The two reportedly argued about the president, which led to a physical altercation.
The comedian’s obsession with Trump is now being used to promote a children’s movie — one he openly hopes to weaponize against the administration. It’s certainly not the first time films aimed at younger adults have been politicized by the far left. (go to page 2 to continue reading)[lz_pagination]