Senate Democrats miffed about someone having fun, or something
posted at 7:58 pm on January 14, 2014 by Ed Morrissey
Because they’ve solved everything else, right?
Senate Democrats were not amused to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus puffing away on an electronic cigarette during the Golden Globe Awards.ADVERTISEMENT
The lawmakers said the Louis-Dreyfus, who plays a fictional vice president on HBO’s “Veep,” helped glamorize smoking on the broadcast, and are pressing NBC Universal to ensure that the “e-cigarettes” are not featured again.
“The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans,” the Democrats wrote. “We ask the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to take actions to ensure that future broadcasts of the Golden Globes do not intentionally feature images of e-cigarettes. Such action would help to avoid the glamorization of smoking and protect the health of young fans.”
The letter was signed by Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio) and Edward Markey (Mass.), and sent to NBC Universal CEO Stephen Burke and Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Theo Kingma.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an influence on young fans? On an HBO show about politics? How about objecting to the nudity on Girls, or the violence and nudity on Game of Thrones?
Or how about paying attention to their own jobs instead — say, for instance, the disaster they foisted on America with ObamaCare? “Young fans” will be paying for that the rest of their lives.