Meet the few, the proud, the openly conservative artists willing to embrace smaller government without fear of reprisal.
Or, they’ve already faced said reprisal and came back for more.
Hollywood is awash with liberal celebrities, many of whom share their views without worrying about their next gig or brand. The proper progressive meme can be a resume enhancer for some.
You can’t be canceled for being too far-Left.
It’s an entirely different story for conservative artists. They know one wrong tweet could suspend, if not crush, their careers. They tweet all the same, eager to provoke, enlighten and amuse their fellow conservatives. Or just flex their First Amendment rights.
Some right-leaning talents aren’t heavy Twitter users. Tim Allen lets his conservative character on FOX’s “Last Man Standing” do the talking for him. Others lean heavily on social media.
It’s worth noting that the following artists often follow, and share messages from, each other. They’re part of a tiny club, a group aware of the cultural forces lined up against them.
For readers, that’s all the more reason to give each a follow. They’re worthy of your respect alone just for standing up to woke bullies.
1. Nick Searcy (@yesnicksearcy)
Buckle up, folks, because the “Justified” alum’s Twitter account isn’t for the faint of heart. The veteran actor/director is a heavy Twitter user, debunking Fake News, mocking progressives and just having a blast with every post.
Some conservatives tread carefully on social media. Not Searcy. He throws sharp elbows early and often, but without the conspiracy-laced tics of some fellow artists. A quick example of a standard Searcy post:
Actually it's how posing asskissing socialist losers act. https://t.co/yVFihsw64x
— Nick Searcy,INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) September 8, 2020
Searcy, perhaps more than any other conservative star, understands why like-minded souls can’t stay hidden forever. The more stars come out of the conservative closet, the less likely Hollywood types can abuse them.
2. Josh Denny (@JoshDenny)
You may know Denny from the stand-up stage or his successful gig hosting Food Network’s “Ginormous Food” series. He’s a hearty Twitter user, sharing a compendium of jokes, observations and political comments when the mood strikes.
He got “canceled” in 2018 for a provocative note about using race to denigrate others, one he wasn’t given permission to share in our woke, unforgiving times. For that he lost gigs, his agent and more.
Denny doesn’t apologize, though. The tweet in question is still up (below, as are other smart messages meant to nudge us out of our comfort zones.
“Straight White Male” has become this century’s N-Word. It’s used to offend and diminish the recipient based on assumption and bias. No difference in the usage.
— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) May 18, 2018
Saying “my label for you invalidates your opinion or your place in society” is literally what Dr. King fought against.
— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) May 18, 2018
3. Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla)
The “Fox Across America” host strains to reach across the aisle on his radio program, and he’s not above poking fun at conservatives. He’s still a lightning wit on air and even funnier on social media. He hews close to the news cycle, throwing out witty asides that might make your average late-night monologue sparkle. Only the Colberts and Kimmels of the world wouldn’t go near a Failla quip when it attacks the “wrong party.”
Case in point:
For David Blaine’s next death defying stunt, he’s gonna walk through a Democrat run city at night. #DavidBlaineAscension
— Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla) September 3, 2020
4. Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin)
The “Firefly” and “Chuck” alum can be as stern as some of his iconic characters. Other times he’s puckish, poking fun at progressives who have gone too far once more.
Baldwin isn’t a fire-breather in the Rob Reiner, Bette Midler mold. He’s more measured, and thoughtful. He’s worth a follow if you’re keen on smart conservative takes that sound both reasonable and long lasting. Plus, he’s an astute observer of media bias, slicing and dicing it on a regular basis.
5. Dean Cain (@realDeanCain)
The “Lois & Clark” alum knows liberal Comic-Con types can’t accept that a former Superman leans to the right. So Cain tries to take the high road on Twitter, often with comical results.
Cain’s Twitter stream mixes his right-leaning views with snippets of his personal life. He’s a proud pappy and unabashed police supporter, and his followers can’t help but feel his pride in both arenas.
Even better? He flexes his considerable following (480K strong) to promote conservative politicians and vital issues. (Daily Wire exclusive interview with Dean Cain)
6. Steven Crowder (@scrowder)
This openly conservative comic is a prime example of new media success. He’s leveraged his wit and digital savvy into his own comic empire, focused primarily on his YouTube-friendly podcast (and mugs!).
Crowder uses Twitter as an extension of that brand, debunking Fake News and teasing bits from his latest video podcasts. He’s often dead serious with his political commentary, sharing nuggets that others might not consider.
The RNC was a love letter to the USA. The DNC was a Dear John letter.
One loves America, the other rejects American exceptionalism.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) August 28, 2020
He’s not above lobbing a joke bomb or two at his million-plus flock, but he’s more serious on Twitter.
7. Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO)
The original “Vampire Slayer” kills ‘em with kindness on Twitter. Mostly.
The actress’s account shares the latest right-leaning headlines and memes while poking fun at her liberal peers.
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) September 6, 2020
She tries to stay positive, an antidote to current cultural trends. Still, reality routinely forces her to tease and taunt the far-Left on occasion, and she’s not afraid to do just that.
She recently called an unhinged screed from comic Chelsea Handler a prime case of “explosive TDS” [Trump Derangement Syndrome].
8. James Woods (@realJamesWoods)
This recommendation comes with an asterisk. It appears the star of “The Onion Field,” “Salvador” and other iconic films is retired, and likely not by choice. Woods’ agent famously cut ties with the star for Woods’ conservative views.
Now, Woods leverages his wit and intelligence – he’s got a sky high IQ – to rally the Right on social media. That, of course, puts a target on his back.
Woods’ bio explains he’s only on Twitter, not other social media platforms. Yet Team Twitter doesn’t return the love, repeatedly warning and/or banning Woods for his commentaries while ignoring far nastier celebrities.
He’s in his 70s now, but he brings a Millennial’s savvy to his social media musings. Here, he mocks those attempting to cancel him on Twitter:
The best thing about the trolls is that I get to post the tweet a second time effectively, with even more attention! These people couldn’t be stupider. pic.twitter.com/Y3ZHNwt66M
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 6, 2020
9. Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs)
The “Hercules” alum is as busy as any actor these days, but Sorbo routinely adds his presence to faith-based productions over glossy studio fare.
Like Swanson, Sorbo strains to share positive stories in our troubled times. They don’t dominate his Twitter feed, but you’ll find them between the sharp memes and enlightening video clips. He’s also keen on sharing inspirational quotes, be it from Bruce Lee or Thomas Sowell.
Maybe take a look at what police have to face each day. Check out the documentary Bleeding Blue!https://t.co/fMMQhgo0ne
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) September 6, 2020
10. Nick Di Paolo (@NickDiPaolo)
The comedian-turned-podcaster doesn’t hold back on stage or off, and his Twitter feed proves it. Some gags aren’t for the kiddie set, but he’s sick of playing by the Marquess of Queensberry rules when it comes to conservative politics.
He’s also blisteringly funny when needed, a spiky comic mind that acknowledges our politically correct world and then gives it the stink eye.
Of course Democrats are tight with famous Hollywood actors and actresses. They have a lot in common, like lying for a living.
— Nick DiPaolo (@NickDiPaolo) August 21, 2020
11. Greg Gutfeld (@greggutfeld)
The Fox News mainstay just penned a book, “The Plus,” which includes tips on being a kinder, more gentle Twitter user. He’s right, but given our current cultural crisis it’s hard to take that advice.
Why is Fake News a compelling accusation that sticks? Cuz all examples of errors, exaggerations and emotional "just so" stories only go in one direction. Also true of anonymously sourced tales. Always Trump, never Biden. It's the boy band of stories: One Direction. (thank you).
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) September 6, 2020
Gutfeld would be the first to admit he occasionally mutes his own wisdom. In between, he shreds media bias like few can. (Daily Wire exclusive interview with Greg Gutfeld)
12. Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth)
Being a right-of-center political comic has to be the juiciest job in the country right now. So much material (assuming The Babylon Bee hasn’t struck first…) awaits your attention.
That’s where Young comes in.
The stand-up comic/radio show host/columnist/TBD is there on Twitter to mock the Left in no uncertain terms. He’s social media savvy, too, acknowledging the power of a ripe meme while acknowledging the best political jokes require insight and restraint.
Here's Cardi B… pulling all her 17 brain cells together to tell Candace Owens that "Trump is an evil person… like Plankton from Spongebob."
This is all the evidence you need to see to know why Democrats picked her to interview Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/cBXW1NNFC7
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 7, 2020
13. Chad Prather (@watchchad)
This storytelling comic started out cracking wise from inside his pickup truck. Those homespun truths went viral, kicking off an eclectic career than now includes his self-titled Blaze TV show.
Prather is just as precocious on Twitter, snubbing his nose at Democrats gone wild while standing up for police officers and his fellow conservatives.
In between, he shares common sense tips we can all cheer (and sometimes wince at…)
People are too scared of being banned by a social media platform to speak the truth.
— Chad Prather – Parler @watchchad (@WatchChad) August 6, 2020
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