Macaulay Culkin Just Might Be the Sanest Celebrity to Comment on Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Macaulay Culkin

We've seen plenty of child stars come and go, but America can't seem to let Macaulay Culkin fade from public obsession. Despite his rather controversial transition (and bumpy landing) into adulthood -- and his obvious has-been status (which he gives zero f**ks about, BTW) -- we still swoon at our nostalgic memories of a good Macaulay movie. So with that said, you'll be every bit as pleased as we are to know that the 35-year-old former child star came out of hiding (and took a break from his Pizza Underground cover band) to grace America with a solid piece of wisdom in his first interview in more than a decade. And, yes, it pertains to presidential candidate Donald Trump. 

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In his interview with the Guardian, Culkin alluded to similarities between Trump (who made a cameo in Home Alone 2) and "the Candyman" -- insisting that "we have to stop saying his name." 

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For those of you who don't recall the uber creepy movie from the '90s, Candyman was all about a monster (er, dead guy?) who finds you and kills you with a swarm of bumblebees or his hook (if I recall) when you say his name five times. 

Hilarious as it might be, is it not the most unsuspecting source of refreshing and useful advice? Think about it: This is sometimes the very advice we receive from our parents when dealing with (verbal) bullies or bad-habit boyfriends -- just ignore them. Don't continue to feed into those words. That's what they want you to do. Frankly, my mom told me that a dozen times and it works like a charm ... when I'm not being hardheaded, that is. 

Yes. In this analogy, we (Trump opposers) are the hardheaded children who think we know what's best, even after Mom (yes, that's Culkin) tells us what's best. We continue to feed Trump and his supporters by giving their childish antics the time of day -- and it only gets him more press time, support, arrogance, and gas to keep on trucking.

Whether it's with a skit on SNL or an article fueled by outrage, we really must stop giving this man our time and emotion. That, my friends, is what he wants from us. The man is made of a bad head of hair, empty promises, and outrage -- he eats this bad press up like it's no big deal, because to him, it's NOT.  

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Truthfully, I wish there was a way that I could write this piece without using that clown of a candidate's name any more, because more than ever I realize what a tragic waste of space it is for me to write and for you to read. But if it gets you to stop, scratch your head, and listen -- well, then I've done my good deed for the day.  

Sure, it may pain you to know that Culkin of all people was the voice of reason, but, after you've taken a moment to shake it off and realize that this is not a drill, you'll realize that mom Macaulay has a damn good point.

Meanwhile, I've sent an inquiry to Culkin's team about his thoughts on becoming my life coach (keep calm, that was a joke, people). 

 

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