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 )
SO DON’T EXPECT A HASHTAG CAMPAIGN OVER THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S STORY.
NO CHANGE.ORG PETITION DEMANDING FAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES IN TINSELTOWN.
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.