So now that Barack Obama has officially been sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, will celebrities please stop trying to make this historic moment all about them rather than the mission that lies ahead? Seriously, enough already! I heart Denzel Washington, but unless he’s starring in an Obama biopic, I don’t need to see him (or any other entertainer) addressing an audience from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as he did on Sunday during HBO’s star-studded Obama Inaugural Celebration concert. Newsflash: Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce didn’t inspire voters to cast their ballots for change, Obama did. That’s why I’m so annoyed by all of these ridiculous celebrity tributes, which are brazenly flying in the face of his message. That’s also why I love this clip from last night’s episode of The Daily Show. Jon Stewart (or his writers) totally nailed it on the head and I couldn’t agree more. Who’s with me on this?
Posted January 20 2009 — 6:47 PM EST
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