That's why everybody's on the same side when it comes to celebrity and entertainment news. Traditionally, these conversations looked like your mom being scandalized that John Travolta is gay, leading her to say, "But he was in Grease!" and then thinking about that for a minute before going "Ooooooh."
What it is now:
Can you get any more frivolous and light than celebrity goss? In 2016, few things are more dire than our celeb goss. Absolutely any talk about celebrities will eventually lead back to the most powerful celebrity at the moment: the one who ran Celebrity Apprentice. Now, this is one of the four articles on the internet today that's allowed to not be about him. So let's not squander that, and suffice it to say that when this topic comes around, there will be some impolite conversation.
Nothing to see here.
Whether you disliked him, liked him but worried he might be a Nazi, or liked him and are now worried he might have been opportunistic with this vague Nazism, you can at least agree that he is a controversial person and has an undesirable level of association with neo-Nazis (too low or too high is up to you, gentle reader).
Honestly, the safest thing to do this holiday season might be to brazenly smoke weed in the living room. This will a) not actually hurt anyone and b) give most people something to agree on. Since 61 percent of the nation favors some kind of legalization, it's maybe the single topic we agree on the most this year, so lean into it. At the very least, it will make your nephew gifting everyone taxidermied animals funny instead of creepy.
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