The Right wing in this country continually derides the intelligence of most celebrities in the US largely b/c they're mostly liberals and if they're not on the Right side then clearly the must be morons. Meh. I've never been one of those. I've made fun of their dumb comments from time to time but I've tried not to throw a Blanket Of Stupid on them. Some of them are indeed, well educated. The ones who are famous who then go on to Ivy league schools don't impress me. They get in because they're famous and will probably give the school lots of money. There are a few who get in there before they're famous. That tells me they're not too dumb. (NB: it's also possible to be smart and wrong but that's another post)
In fact, I think the Right is doing themselves a disservice by deriding celebrities. Why would they want to consider themselves conservative or Republican when they're told how dumb they are?
Can we get back to calling people wrong instead of stupid? They are two different things and just because someone disagrees with you that doesn't make them dumb. Stupid, to me, is doing something you know or damn well ought to know is going to end up badly and then does after you do it anyway. Yes, I see some of you saying, "Well that's exactly why I think the other guy is stupid". Yeah, but see, it's not. It's not the same thing. Diving into water when you don't how deep it is? Stupid. Raising taxes for public funding of the arts? Not stupid. Wrong, but not stupid. (I'll agree that's at least arguable on the wrongness bit.)
So please, let's get back to wrong instead of stupid.