Funny People Director Judd Apatow Isn’t Laughing After Trump Victory

Variety reports that Judd Apatow has unleashed on the American electorate in the wake of the election. Telling them where to go in no uncertain terms. The 48-year old director of such comedy films as This Is 40, Funny People, Superbad, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up and Trainwreck carried on his line of remaining publicly critical to the very end.

The director argued that it was up to those within the privileged Hollywood community to “speak up louder now than ever” heading into the polls. Stating that those he would work with on set with a profile have an obligation to come out in support of those that would promote compassion and togetherness rather than division. Or, inn short, he obligates you to support his candidate.

“We need to make art about people who love each other and take care of each other,” said Apatow. “This is a man who bragged about how he never changed a diaper in his life. Why do people think he’s going to take care of them?”

Like W But Scarier - Judd's Judgement


Apatow knows the entertainment industry will likely be impacted the least by a Trump administration given his love for stars and the limelight, but that did not prevent him issuing out a warning.

“The sh—tier things get, the more people need to numb themselves out,” asserted the director. “We’re probably one of the few industries that doesn’t get hurt by this ... What saddens me is that over the next eight to nine months people are going to see that they got conned. It’s going to be exactly the same as George W. Bush. But scarier because the guy in charge is unstable and loves revenge."

Apatow: Corporations Ruling The Country

Deciding that he already began a rant that was getting his opinions off his chest, Apatow was relenting during his Variety chat.

“He is the swamp,” said a gruff Judd. “This is going to be a country completely controlled by corporations. It’s going to be brutal when the people who voted for him realize that he’s not their savior — he’s their worst-case scenario."

Yet he understands the anger and disillusionment is a real factor that must be understood.

“People are struggling. They’re looking for answers to questions that are very complex,” Apatow argued. “Most people don’t pay a lot of attention to the intricacies of how the world economy works. They’re just mad, and they want a change. They see somebody who’s kind of funny on TV. He has no track record of letting them down. They’ll go for the person who says, ‘I’ll beat ISIS really fast.’ They so desperately want someone with fresh solutions that they vote for the guy who just said what they wanted to hear.”