It’s not a stretch to say that making it big in Hollywood often gives people an overinflated sense of themselves.
They may have been regular Joes before accumulating mass riches, but we all know that gigantic amounts of money plus being celebrated by the media can result in some negative personality changes.
You know, egos the size of Montana.
Then, once the producers stop calling and their name stops making headlines, they often resort to saying/doing outlandish things to get back in the spotlight.
Take Halle Berry, for example. The one-time Oscar winner, who’s now practically a Z-lister, sat down with People Magazine for an interview and took the opportunity to make herself out to be an oppressed victim.
This was an obvious attempt to elicit sympathy from all the leftists who are obsessed with claims of racism, bigotry, and overall mistreatment, a tactic with which we’re all familiar.
As reported at the Independent Journal Review, in the interview, the actress recalled being bullied at her “all-white” high school, something she says always made her feel “less than.”
The actress said her “desire to achieve” came from trying to prove that she was as good as her white classmates:
“Because my mother was white and my father was black … we got called Oreos and names, and kids just didn’t understand, so we were different.
We were the brunt of a lot of jokes. So, I think my need to please and my desire to achieve was because I was constantly trying to prove that I was as good as the other white students.
I felt very ‘less than,’ and I thought, ‘If I can beat them at everything, then I can be as good as them.’”
Rather than sit back and be slandered, some of her former classmates took to the web to give their own account of the goings-on of their high school…and it was far different from Berry’s.
A private Facebook group called “You know you grew up in Bedford” became the epicenter for pushback against Berry’s baseless claims.
Rachel W.: “Class of ’86 here ….. I didn’t know Halle personally so while I certainly can’t speak to her individual experience I can speak to how I looked at her and how all of my friends looked at her in high school.
My female friends (black and white) and I thought she was gorgeous and wanted to look like her while my male friends (black and white) had massive crushes on her and wanted to date her.
Curious also that she left out the fact she was elected Prom Queen by the entire student body, black and white.”
Rob C.: “She’s crazy, Bedford wasn’t all white. I grew up in Bedford and Bedford heights 35 years, there are plenty of black folks then and still are.”
Shannon T: “I remember everyone always being in awww of Hallie. She was always gorgeous and everyone seemed to look up to her.”
James D.: “Bullsh*t, She was in my art class at Bedford HS, I talked to her everyday, she was a cheerleader too and treated like a queen!
I always had respect for her until now!”
Erna B.: “She is not telling truth as she was Prom Queen voted by the entire class.
Bedford schools have always been mix and everyone was happy was pretty friendly.”
While none of these responses to Berry’s comments have concrete proof behind them, it wouldn’t be surprising at all to find out their accounts are far closer to the truth.
These actors are always trying to make their upbringings or backgrounds seem rougher than they were, because it makes their rise to success look that much better and humanizes them in the public eye.
It’s not that there aren’t cases of rags to riches, it’s just that there are so many more of celebrities whining and lying about things for attention and sympathy.
It’s especially true when it comes to leftists, who are constantly engaged in the Oppression Olympics.
Accusing people without proof is something the Left has mastered, but their overuse of the tactic is finally starting to backfire, as people are no longer lying down in the face their unfounded claims.
Source: Independent Journal Review