January 12, 2007, - 12:27 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
So Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank is out with a crappy new movie (well, it was out last week, but who noticed?), “Freedom Writers,” about how a teacher in an inner city school inspires the kiddies to finish high school and how important that is.
Only one prob, though: Swank is a HI SKOOL DROPOUT.
She and her mom sold everything, and she left school so they could live in a car in Hollywood, and she could be come an actress. To her, playing the female “Karate Kid” in the last, worst sequel (can’t say no to Mr. Miyagi) and Steve Sanders’ girlfriend in the waning years of “Beverly Hills 90210” was more important than high school.
Yup, hypocrisy is Swank-y in Hollywood.
When that’s your life and you’re making millions, don’t make a movie about how it’s so important to finish high school, and then preach it all over America, just so your movie can make the big bucks. Inner city kids–to whom this movie is being HEAVILY marketed–will find out. And they won’t like your “Do as I say, not as I do” mentality that is typical of Hollywood. It’s just like the many celebs who whine about how much energy and fuel we’re using, then live in a gazillion square foot, heated/cooled mansion and fly everywhere in private jets.
Hilary Swank. Hypocrite.
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