George Clooney is back — and no, not with another movie (the box office took care of that). Instead, the former “Ocean’s 11” star did a parody public service announcement (PSA) on Jimmy Kimmel in which he mocked President Trump and climate change skeptics as “dumb f***ing idiots.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel introduced the parody PSA by referencing a recent report from the United Nations that estimated that there are over one million species that are threatened with extinction because of humans.
Appearing in a suit on Kimmel, Clooney introduced himself as both an actor and director, as well as the “two-time sexiest man alive titleholder.”
“Science enables us to cure diseases, to communicate across great distances and to fly,” Clooney said in the PSA. “Tragically, though, the volumes of invaluable knowledge gathered over centuries are now threatened by an epidemic of dumb f***ing idiots saying dumb s**t.”
The video then showed clips of President Trump and his administration, as well as conservative Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
“Dumb s**t is highly contagious, infecting the minds of even the most stable geniuses,” Clooney said.
Later, Clooney called on people to combat this “rampant dumbf***ery” by supporting the United to Defeat Untruthful Misinformation and Support Science initiative, which was abbreviated as UDUMASS.
“Your generous contribution to UDUMASS will provide desperately needed knowledge to dumb f***ing idiots on Facebook and Twitter all around the world,” Clooney said. “Just $20 will convince one f***ng idiot that climate change is real. $50 will teach five brainless dumbf***s to vaccinate their kids and $200 will teach ten dips**t knuckle-draggers that dinosaurs existed, but not at the same time as people.”
“Together we can win the fight against dumbf***iness, but we can’t do it alone,” he said. “The world needs your support, UDUMASS.”
It makes sense that Clooney would appear on Jimmy Kimmel to refer to people that disagree with him as “dumb f***ing idiots,” given that his career as a movie star has been seemingly relegated to merely having movie-of-the-week on Hulu. In 2017, his box office performance as both an actor and director had tanked so hard that he openly pondered dropping out of acting altogether.
“Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore,” Clooney said before humbly adding that his tequila brand, Casamigos, made him more money than acting. “Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion f***ing dollars. I don’t need money.”
George Clooney’s previous directorial effort, “Suburbicon,” made just a little over $5 million in the box office and currently holds a paltry 5.6 rating on IMDB and an even more paltry 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many reviewers have denounced the film as a pretentious piece of mean-spirited virtue-signaling.
Scott Mendelson of Forbes has said that George Clooney can only be considered a movie star as long as the studios are seeking a debut of less than $20 million.