Tom Hanks knows how the world perspectives him – that steady, reliable power. There to calm us, and to give us the expectation we require.
People are upset about what’s going on today. They’re furious, they’re frustrated, they’re worked up,” Hanks said (via CNN).
“If you’re concerned about what’s going on today, read history and figure out what to do because it’s all right there.”
“We have to fight a huge enemy of our country as soon as possible,” he said concerning Donald Trump.
“20th of January is the date, a national march for impeachment and a hope for our nation.”
He was even photographed with a sick shirt made for the march:
“Be intelligent, and be smart, write about it, bring it up, talk about it,” he added.
Tom Hanks is an old enemy of our President. He attacked him ever since his inauguration and was involved in numerous boycotts against Donald Trump.
The good ol’ days of late-night hosts like Johnny Carson putting laughs above politics have long sailed past our culture into oblivion, leaving us with a lineup of partisan hacks who mistake progressive talking points for a witty joke.
The last of these former late-night hosts, Jay Leno, senses an imbalance in the comedy Force. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Leno declared that late-night comedy has devolved into a “depressing” anti-Trump bashfest that deadens the intellect and leaves our escapist passions wanting.
Late-night has always been pretty topical,” Leno said. “The only trouble is now everyone has the same topic. It’s all depressing Trump stuff.”
Leno lays none of this at the feet of the talent and credits all the late-night hosts for having a unique voice in their own right. He just feels the topics have become too ideologically focused, which breeds negativity. While Leno certainly never shied away from political topics, he always brought a level of humanity to it that lifted people above the grime.
“The trouble is that there’s such negativity now,” says Leno. “When I did the show, Bush was dumb and Clinton was horny and it was human problems. Now it’s all anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, anti-Salvadoran; it’s such a negative thing.”
“Ultimately, it’s depressing,” he continued. “You don’t really watch late-night TV to get away from reality anymore; now it’s more in your face. You laugh but then you go to bed going, ‘Oh man, the world is really pretty rough.’ And it’s not, it’s one man that causes all these problems!”
In no way does this make Leno a Trump supporter. In the same interview, he voices support for the anti-Trump women’s march and feels that his presence has emboldened women to become feminists; all leftist talking points. While Leno has always had his own political opinions, he had enough professionalism and appreciation for average Americans to set-aside his politics to just tell jokes. The same could be said for Jerry Seinfeld. Both were comedians first and activists second. Now, it’s either the other way around or the two have become interlinked into an unsettling hybrid.