The Ugly Impact Of The New Hollywood Blacklist During The 2016 U. S. Presidential Elections

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NEW  HOLLYWOOD  BLACKLIST  :  VOTE  G.O.P. ,  LOSE  GIGS                                             by  Christian  Toto,  Hollywood  In  Toto :  June  8,  2016

IF  SOMEONE  IN  THE  MOVIE  BUSINESS  LOST  A  JOB  DUE  TO  HIS  OR  HER            SKIN  COLOR,  SOCIAL  MEDIA  WOULD  RISE  UP  IN  ANGER.

VENOMOUS  TWEETS.  RIGHTEOUS  SOCIAL  MEDIA  MEMES.  AND,  IF  THINGS            REALLY  HEAT  UP,  A  HASHTAG  CAMPAIGN.

THE  SAME  HOLDS  TRUE  IF  A  WORKER  GOT  PASSED  OVER  BECAUSE  OF            GENDER  OR  RELIGIOUS  BELIEFS.

WHO  WOULDN’T  SUPPORT  THAT  CAUSE?

WHAT  ABOUT  SOMEONE  LOSING  A  JOB  DUE  TO  VOTING  FOR  A  REPUBLICAN? WOULD  THAT  INSPIRE  OUTRAGE??  ANGER???  SHOCK????  

OR  PERHAPS  SUCH  NEWS  WOULD  BE  CONSIDERED  PAR  FOR  THE  COURSE.         MOVE  ALONG,  FOLKS.  NOTHING  TO  SEE  HERE.  

THIS  NEW  HOLLYWOOD  BLACKLIST  IS  NONE  OF  YOUR  CONCERN.  

Several  celebrities  and  Hollywood  executives  have  expressed  interest  in              attending  a  fundraiser  for  Donald  Trump  in  Los  Angeles  this  week  but                      fear  possible  professional  consequences  from  their  liberal  colleagues  in                        the  entertainment  industry,  a  report  claims.

According  to  The  Hollywood  Reporter,  a  number  of  celebrities  have  attempted  to          gain  entrance  to  Wednesday  night’s  pricey  fundraiser  for  the  presumptive                  GOP  presidential  nominee  for  free  –  not  because  they  cannot  afford  it,  but              because  paying  for  admission  would  require  their  names  to  be  made  public  in  campaign  finance  reports.  The  names  of  the  celebrities  are  not  mentioned  in  the  report.

THAT’S  EXACTLY  WHAT  WE  LEARNED  READING  A  NEW  FEATURE  AT                         THE  HOLLYWOOD  REPORTER.  THE  STORY  IN  QUESTION  DETAILED  HOW  SOME  HOLLYWOOD  REPUBLICANS  ARE  SUPPORTING  DONALD  TRUMP  FOR  PRESIDENT.

LOOK  CLOSER.  BURIED  DEEP  IN  THE  STORY  IS  THIS  CONFESSION :

WHILE  THE  HOLLYWOOD  REPORTER  SPOKE  TO  DOZENS  OF  TRUMP  VOTERS,            FEW  WISHED  TO  ANNOUNCE  THEIR  SUPPORT  CITING  THEIR  DESIRE  TO  AVOID  BACKLASH  FROM  CO-WORKERS.  

ONE  MAKEUP  ARTIST,  FOR  EXAMPLE,  SAYS  LONGTIME  CLIENTS  STOPPED           HIRING  HER  AFTER  LEARNING  SHE  WAS  A  REPUBLICAN.  

ISN’T  THAT  THE  STORY’S  LEAD?  OR  A  SEPARATE  STORY  ON  ITS  OWN,           INCLUDING  DIGGING  DEEPER  INTO  THE  ALLEGATIONS??

CHANCES  ARE  THIS  NUGGET  WILL  BE  IGNORED  OR  SIMPLY  READ                       WITHOUT  COMMENT.  AFTER  ALL,  IT’S  HARDLY  AN  ISOLATED  INCIDENT.  

Republican  and  conservative  leaning  celebrities  are  reportedly  fearful  that                their  support  of  Trump  could  lead  to  negative  consequences  for  their  careers          in  notoriously  liberal  Hollywood.  No  such  qualms  exist  for  celebrities  supporting              Hillary  Clinton,  whose  names  are  often  reported  in  advance  of  fundraisers  to  lend                the  events  star-studded  approval.

JOHN  SULLIVAN,  THE  CO-DIRECTOR  OF  THE  SMASH  DOCUMENTARY  “2016 :            OBAMA’S  AMERICA”,  ONCE  TOLD  HOW  SOME  MEMBERS  OF  HIS  CREW          WORKED  UNDER  PSEUDONYMS  TO  PROTECT  THEIR  LIVELIHOODS.                                THE  FILM  TOOK  A  CRITICAL  LOOK  AT  PRESIDENT  BARACK  OBAMA,                               AN  UNPOPULAR  STANCE  IN  MODERN  HOLLYWOOD.

“THEY  WERE  LIKE,  HEY,  I  REALLY  WANT  TO  DO  THIS  PROJECT.  I  WANT  TO  WORK  WITH  YOU  BUT  I’M  CONCERNED  WITH  WORKING  IN  THE  FUTURE,”  SULLIVAN  SAID.  THEY  FEARED  BEING  TIED  TO  AN  OVERTLY  RIGHT-LEANING  PROJECT  COULD  HURT  FUTURE  JOB  PROSPECTS.  

THIS  REPORTER  ALSO  ONCE  SPOKE  TO  A  WELL-KNOWN  ACTOR  WHO  KEEPS         HIS  REPUBLICAN  VOTING  HABITS  PRIVATE  FOR  THAT  REASON.

“This  town  will  get  vicious  to  those  who  support  Trump,”  one  unnamed  filmmaker        told  The  Hollywood  Reporter  of  celebrities’  reluctance  to  be  connected  to  the  GOP  frontrunner’s  campaign.  “It’s  not  that  Hollywood  Republicans  are  cheap.  In  the  end,  they’ll  contribute  but  they  want  to  wait  as  long  as  possible.

AND  LET’S  REMEMBER  HOW  RIGHT-LEANING  ACTRESS  MARIA  CONCHITA  ALONSO  QUIT  A  PLAY  AFTER  OUTRAGED  LIBERALS  PELTED  THE  PRODUCTION  WITH  BOYCOTT  THREATS.  

HER  CRIME?  SHOOTING  A  COMMERCIAL  IN  SUPPORT  OF  A  TEA  PARTY  CANDIDATE.  SHE  LEFT  THE  PRODUCTION  VOLUNTARILY,  SAYING  SHE  DIDN’T  WANT  TO  HURT  THE  PLAY  DUE  TO  THE  VITRIOL  SURROUNDING  HER  POLITICS.  

DOES  ANYONE  REMEMBER  STARS  BIG  OR  SMALL  RALLYING  TO  HER  SIDE??  

Lionel  Chetwynd,  co-founder  of  the  “secret”  Hollywood  conservative  group  FRIENDS  OF  ABE,  predicted  to  The  Hollywood  Reporter  that  celebrities  will  eventually  contribute  to  Trump  but  that  it  would  be  a  “mistake”  to  contribute  so  soon  in  the  process  due  to  the  threat  of  professional  consequences.

( “Report :  Celebs  Want  To  Attend  Trump  Fundraiser  But  Fear  Retaliation  From                        Liberal  Hollywood”  by  Daniel  Nussbaum,  Breitbart.com :  May  24,  2016 )

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SO  DON’T  EXPECT  A  HASHTAG  CAMPAIGN  OVER  THE  HOLLYWOOD  REPORTER’S  STORY.

NO  CHANGE.ORG  PETITION  DEMANDING  FAIR  BUSINESS  PRACTICES                           IN  TINSELTOWN.  

WHY  NOT?

REMEMBER  HOW  HOLLYWOOD  RALLIED  AROUND  PATRICIA  ARQUETTE’S                 EQUAL  PAY  SPEECH  WHEN  SHE  WON  THE  BEST  SUPPORTING  ACTRESS           OSCAR  FOR  “BOYHOOD”?

 YET  THIS  NEWS  ( THE  NEW  HOLLYWOOD  BLACKLIST )  WILL  BE  GREETED            WITH  SILENCE.  

SHOULDN’T  THE  GEORGE  CLOONEYS  AND  MERYL  STREEPS  OF  THE  WORLD               BE  OUTRAGED  BY  A  COLLEAGUE  BEING  DISCRIMINATED  AGAINST?  

THESE  AREN’T  THE  STARS  OF  A  PARTICULAR  FILM  BUT  THE  WORKING  CLASS  FOLKS  WHO  HELP  MAKE  FILMS  POSSIBLE.  THEY  ARE  THE  99  PERCENT  FOR  THOSE  DOING  THE  MATH  AT  HOME.  

HECK,  THIS  IS  THE  TYPE  OF  STORY  THEY  MAKE  MOVIES  ABOUT,  NO?

LAST  YEAR,  BRYAN  CRANSTON  EARNED  AN  OSCAR  NOMINATION  FOR                    HIS  LEADING  ROLE  IN  “TRUMBO”.  THE  TRUE  STORY  DETAILED  THE  PLIGHT  OF  DALTON  TRUMBO,  A  COMMUNIST  SCREENWRITER  PUNISHED  FOR  HIS  BELIEFS  DURING  THE  MCCARTHY  ERA.

THE  INDUSTRY  REPEATEDLY  TELLS  TRUMBO’S  TALE.  THAT  FILM  FOLLOWED             ON  THE  HEELS  OF  THE  2007  DOCUMENTARY  “TRUMBO”  WHICH  COVERED               SIMILAR  GROUND.

 FOR  ALL  THE  DESERVED  HAND-WRINGING  ABOUT  THE  LACK  OF  DIVERSITY              IN  HOLLYWOOD,  STORIES  LIKE  THIS  ( THE  NEW  HOLLYWOOD  BLACKLIST )                GET  IGNORED.  

CONSIDER  THAT  THE  NEXT  TIME  A  FAMOUS  A-LISTER  GETS  ON  HIS  OR  HER  SOAPBOX.  

WELCOME  TO  THE  NEW  HOLLYWOOD  BLACKLIST.                                                    NOW  WITH  100 %  LESS  OUTRAGE.  

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