Friday, September 12, 2008
Stephen Baldwin rocked the house yesterday at the Values Voter Summit. Without KMC as a co-host to reign in the "x-treme"-ness, Baldwin was pure Baldwin. He charmed the crowd quickly and was the focus of media and autograph seeking attendees for hours after. But beyond the Hollywood glamour, Baldwin showed his heart, what he passionately believed in, and what he was using his fame to fight for.
He described talking to one of his brothers who was standing at Ground Zero just a few days after 9/11. His brother described seeing something that "neither Lucas nor Spielberg" could recreate. It reminded me of what we really are fighting for. That we do believe that America is a beacon of hope and will remain that way despite the fervent attacks of Islamic extremists.
Baldwin then shifted from talking about Muslim terrorists to the cultural terrorism that is occuring in Hollywood. He showed a series of "Gossip Girl" (a TV show aimed at American teens) posters that took negative phrases from critics (such as "Very Bad" and "A nasty piece of work"
) to caption provocative photos of the show's characters.
Baldwin's response to the above ad?
"When hollywood puts the f-word in front of my God, I'm not going to put up with that anymore