Which celebs gave America a big fat F-you for Independence Day? More than you think.

It’s been said that Washington, D.C. is just Hollywood for ugly people and so, with the nation’s capital being the swamp that it is, it’s no wonder that the creatures of Tinseltown have lost touch with American values. The trouble is they don’t seem aware of how off the mark they are, and their Independence Day protests showed exactly that.

While patriotic Americans gathered over the holiday weekend and reflected on the founding of the nation that started by boldly pledging Lives, Fortunes and sacred Honor to make a stand against tyranny, elitists demonstrated their less than cursory understanding of civics and history with histrionics. Running the gamut of social justice causes from critical theory to abortion on demand, celebrities joined a cavalcade of progressives baselessly denouncing American greatness.

A central focus of displeasure marking the 246th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was the decision from the Supreme Court on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the right to legislate on abortion to the individual states. To celebrities like Bette Midler and Jessica Chastain, among others, their independence had been taken from them.

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Singer Katy Perry followed suit with a reference to one of her hit songs claiming, “‘Baby you’re a firework’ is a 10 but women in the US have fewer rights than an actual sparkler smh.”

Kim Kardashian also weighed in, posting the same message as Midler on Instagram, “4th of July has been canceled due to a shortage of Independence. Sincerely, Women.”

Meanwhile, performer Lizzo posted a video encouraging proponents of abortion to purchase her products with a promise that the proceeds from July 2-4 would be donated to support abortions.

But, like protests in blue states where nothing has changed for those in favor of abortion, the trendy demonstrators probably don’t know what’s in the Declaration which lists among the 27 usurpations committed by King George III, that, “He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts or pretended Legislation.”

In other words, their opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision that corrected the 1973 ruling and reaffirmed the 10th Amendment in a push for centralized authority is more in line with the oppression of a monarch. When those facts are considered, though they clearly didn’t mean it that way, they are right to oppose a celebration of independence from the crown. Again, that would require an understanding of our Republic and its history which celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi proved lacking with a red, white and blue dessert declaring “Separate Church & State.”


The dessert, a reference to a letter that President Thomas Jefferson had written to the Danbury Baptist Association, failed to understand that the author of the Declaration was protesting the government interfering in the business of religion. Lakshmi carried on anyway writing, “Not much to celebrate this 4th, I’m afraid. Let’s just hope everyone can keep safe and peaceful today and that soon our nation veers away from this precipice.”

Other protests included Claudia Conway, the daughter of Kellyanne Conway the former campaign chair for President Donald Trump, who stated, “We’re not free. Why should we be celebrating independence when not all of us have independence. And that’s why we’re out here fighting for our reproductive rights, challenging the overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.”

What’s lost on Conway and others is that it is their rights that ensure they are free to protest the decision by the Supreme Court and if they aren’t happy with it, they are encouraged to petition their government to make a change.

Still more expressed their support for Roe while echoing their frustration at the direction the country is heading in, like actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zooey Deschanel.

Actress Diane Kruger kept it simple by posting, “Not much to celebrate America,” and Leslie Jones declared the occasion “back to slavery day.”


The trend extended into the media with an ESPN analyst lamenting the state of the nation and NPR canceling their annual tradition of an on-air reading of the Declaration to explore “equality.” Even local governments endeavored to decry America with the city of Orlando, Florida initially belittling their fireworks celebration before later retracting the degrading statement.


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