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At the Golden Globe Awards, January 8th, 2017, your speech was aimed in one direction in particular. A direction that many of us, including myself, were completely taken back and saddened by.
See, you used your speech to "bring attention to" Donald Trump and a particular incident regarding a disabled reporter.
I'm sure your intentions were pure. I'm sure they weren't at all motivated by the fact that you are bitter about Donald Trump being elected the next President of the United States. I'm sure you were only trying to raise awareness and bashing the President-Elect was the last thing on your mind.
You only wanted to use the platform given to you to make a difference, right? You only wanted to raise awareness for some problem we're facing, right?
You tried so hard during your speech to make it sound as though you were only condemning bullying and supporting journalism, but who are we kidding? No one was fooled by the pretty blanket you tried to use to cover your nasty intentions.
No matter how hard you tried to hide it, your intent was clear. Your speech wasn't out of the goodness of your heart, it was out of the bitterness of an election lost.
It doesn't even bother me that you're still so upset by the election results that you use such an opportunity to highlight the mistakes of the President-Elect. It doesn't bother me that you believe the mistakes everyone else has made this past year were completely irrelevant compared to this one.
What bothers me is that given the platform you were, you didn't do any good. You made it seem as though you were speaking out against bullying, but then asked for people to support the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists.
After everything that happened in 2016, you choose to speak out for journalists? You're asking people to support and donate money to protect journalists?
I honestly thought I'd misheard everything you said and had to watch the speech again.
I may have understood if you'd finished out by asking people to support an organization that stands against bullying or supports the disabled... but you didn't.
You decided that supporting the media and journalists that tore Donald Trump apart was a better decision.
I have to ask. How proud are you, that instead of making a difference in the world, or making the world a better place, you brought attention to the flaws of our President-Elect?
Do you even realize what kind of opportunity you threw away just so you could stick it to Trump?
You could've made a difference. You could have raised awareness. You could've HELPED, but you chose to act like a child and show the world how unhappy you are with the decision of an election.
You could've brought attention to Aleppo. You could've raised awareness regarding all of the acts of terror our country endured this year. You could've brought to light the amount of Police Officers killed while protecting us this past year.
You could've raised money for the disabled. You could've brought attention to the four teens that tortured a mentally disabled man live on Facebook. You could've raised awareness for a natural disaster relief fund after all the damage caused by hurricanes this past year.
You could've raised money for the LGBTQIA community in honor of Orlando. You could've acknowledged that Cuba is finally free of Castro. YOu could've done so much.
But you chose a different route. You chose to be petty and bitter. You chose to be selfish rather than help others.
The thing is, Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. That has been decided. There is no changing it. So, while that may be something you despise, it's something you need to accept.
He will be your President. Get over it, stop being bitter, and move on.
Instead of trying to embarrass the next President, maybe you should channel your bitterness into making a difference... or at least making more memorable films.
A Trump Supporter
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