Hollywood Big Wig SLAMS Michelle Obama’s Hashtag Activism
June 10, 2014 1:50pm PST
Shonda Rhimes is a big time Hollywood writer, creator and producer. You are sure to be familiar with some of her works, which include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal. She’s also not fond of the latest flimsy trend endorsed by the First Lady, hashtag activism.
(Read More: Ann Coulter SLAMS Michelle Obama’s #Hashtag Activism)
As graduation season comes to a close, Ms. Rhimes gave a commencement speech at her alma mater, Dartmouth University. She had some unusual advice for the school’s most recent graduating class; namely, “Don’t be an asshole”. Rhimes explained:
“And while we are discussing this, let me say a thing. A hashtag is not helping. #yesallwomen #takebackthenight #notallmen #bringbackourgirls #StopPretendingHashtagsAreTheSameAsDoingSomething.
Hashtags are very pretty on twitter. I love them. I will hashtag myself into next week. But a hashtag is not a movement. A hashtag does not make you Dr. King. A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag. It’s you, sitting on your butt, typing into your computer and then going back to binge watching your favorite show. For me, it’s “Game of Thrones.”
Rhimes is the latest notable person to come forward slamming Michelle Obama’s weak attempt at making a difference, but she certainly was not the first. Everyone from celebrities to soldiers were disgusted with her #BringBackOurGirls campaign, if you can even call it a campaign. It could more accurately be deemed an unflattering selfie.
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