Toss a stone in California and you’ll likely hit one of two things.
Your rock will land at the feet of a celebrity endorsing leftist causes or the human fallout from left-wing policies.
But this Hollywood star just had a rude awakening when a Gavin Newsom plague problem followed her across the country.
Hollywood stars are masters at avoiding their own ideology’s consequences.
They support illegal immigration and oppose a border wall, but live in gated enclaves.
Hollywood preaches gun restriction while being secured by armed guards, while its movies are some of the world’s top gun sales vehicles.
Leftists advocate defunding police, knowing they can always shell out for private security if things get too bad in their neighborhoods.
Natalie Portman got a rude awakening
Actress Natalie Portman got a reality check when her latest project was shooting on location in Baltimore.
Portman got a taste of what the “Defund the Police” movement leads to when criminals extorted her film crew on set.
“An Apple TV+ series filming in Baltimore stopped production Friday after several people threatened the producers and tried to extort money from them, Baltimore police said. A spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department said the crew was filming around 4 PM in the downtown area when the producers were approached by several people. The group claimed if they didn’t stop filming they would come back and shoot someone, police said. However, they said no violence would occur if they were paid an unspecified amount. Producers decided to halt filming and seek a new location. Local news outlet The Baltimore Banner reported that drug dealers attempted to extort $50,000 from the production, which producers declined to pay,” The Daily Wire reported.
Portman was not present during the attempted extortion in Baltimore, where the production had been filming for months.
Time to U-turn again, Natalie
Portman took to Instagram to do her penance as a white girl as Black Lives Matter riots and the Defund the Police movement swept the country beginning in 2020.
The actress claimed “white privilege” caused her to do a U-turn on defunding police.
“My whole life, police have made me feel safe. But that’s exactly the center of my white privilege: the police make me as a white woman feel safe, while my black friends, family and neighbors feel the opposite: police make them feel terror. And for good reason…Defunding the police means reducing police budgets (& power) on local and state level and investing that money directly into poor communities of color through public services…We have so much work to do if we truly want this to be a land of liberty and justice for all,” Portman wrote.
Maybe she’ll want to flip flop again after the thugs struck too close to her bread and butter.
In the meantime, it doesn’t matter where you travel, Democrat policies are leading to more and more nightmares for Americans in blue states.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.