Friday, December 02, 2011

It's bad when Hollywood is turning on you

He may have been the voice of reason for thousands of lost teens, but former "Loveline" host Adam Carolla is blasting the Occupy Wall Street crowd for being self-entitled and coddled.
In an expletive-laced rant on a November podcast, the comedian and shock jock says the movement was the result of raising young people to believe they were the best.
"We are now dealing with the first waves of participation trophies ... ‘I feel so f--- good about myself. Everybody's a winner, no one's a loser.’ We're dealing with the first wave of those," he said.
He argued that the nation’s wealth disparity wasn’t the effect of laws favoring corporations and the rich but the result of people working harder or being more gifted than others.
"There's something coming up in this country that didn't used to exist, and it's envy," he said.
He then took aim at the protesters, saying they don’t really want jobs.
"They've been shamed by life because they haven't been prepared for life. They've had so much smoke blown up their collective a----, by the time they get out in the real world and they realize the real world doesn't give a f--- where you're from or what your mommy said you were or how pretty you are."
Carolla is one of the first celebrities to come out against the movement, which has seen a variety of drop-bys from A-list supporters including Kanye West, Russell Simmons and Katy Perry.

And in case you have a few minutes to kill, here's the video.