At last! Thanks to Vox, we now know more about the real brains behind the Resistance movement:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) January 24, 2020
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The discussion took place on Twitter, but not in a public space. It happened in a private room made for progressive celebrities and activists to communicate and work in tandem to spread messages online. It’s a growing tactic on the left, designed to piggyback on a social media coordination strategy employed successfully on the right and intended to harness the power of Hollywood stars and high-profile activists who already lean Democratic. A sort of cabal of #Resistance influencers, if you will.
The Messing-Cheadle exchange (after which Messing apparently chose not to tweet the article) took place in an under-the-radar, invite-only network called the Decency Collective, an effort to harness the potential of progressive celebrities and activists online. Under its umbrella are dozens of private Twitter direct message rooms organized around specific issues, geographies, and events where left-leaning influencers gather.
“The Decency Collective,” you guys. More:
Among the names I noticed of those involved are many that people might recognize: Gabrielle Union, Alyssa Milano, Jon Cryer, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Tom Colicchio, Jason Long, Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Akilah Hughes, Piper Perabo, W. Kamau Bell, Ady Barkan, Jason Kander. Representatives from the presidential campaigns of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, among others, are in the mix as well.
Wait, wait. Sorry. We still can’t get over the idea of a celebrity Decency Collective. Lawdy, this is just too much.
Can you imagine the dopey conversations that happen within those rooms?
— Anthony Amore (@anthonymamore) January 24, 2020
Because actors are our only hope. pic.twitter.com/6yBm8IPFIs
— CaliLiving (@Nixxxess) January 24, 2020
— Garbage Ape 🗑 🦧 (@GarbageApe) January 24, 2020
I love Vox for this type of hilarious content
— Torgo2020 (@JonQuays) January 24, 2020
— Ghey Patriot (@GheyPatriot) January 24, 2020
— 👁 Am Groot (@CommonYourSense) January 24, 2020
— Non-Sequitur 🏈⚾️🏒 (@mikesta12) January 24, 2020
Imagine how incredibly sad those places must be.
— Ben Crystal (@LastStopOTR) January 24, 2020
I think at this point I've legitimately forgotten what they're supposed to be #resisting
— Taco Jack (@TJ_TacoJack) January 24, 2020
Bless their hearts.
— Capital Pockets (@CapitalPockets) January 24, 2020