Who Has It Worse In Hollywood Today?
The executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Galloway, made a mistake in a piece he wrote. A pretty big one too.
In addition to quickly surveying the history of discrimination in Hollywood dating back to the red scare days of Truman and McCarthy, we get a sense that Stephen Galloway doesn’t really understand the nature of the fear gripping the entertainment industry today. (By the way, the red scare of yesteryear is now a very real red takeover via Chinese ownership and Cultural Marxism marketed to us by willing executives, actors, directors, producers, writers, et al.)
The most interesting part of Galloway’s error is when he mentions Muslims (one in particular who Anglicized his name after 9/11) and illegal aliens. He says they’re scared and fearful…in Hollywood!
Being a Muslim or illegal alien is a very privileged and protected victim class in Hollywood, if there ever was one. It’s today’s VIP room.
Are you a Muslim and/or illegal alien who entertains and really hates President Trump? Boy are you in luck! The pages of Carlos Slim’s blog (aka New York Times) magically become your personal diary, as was the case with Aziz Ansari, and you instantly become a glossy cause celebre.
Galloway then riffs on what Tim Allen said above and writes:
“It’s nothing like Nazi Germany, and he undermines his point by so exaggerating it — but there’s some truth to what he says.
Think I’m wrong? Imagine what Mel Gibson or Vince Vaughn must have felt at the Golden Globes. I couldn’t help wondering how the crowd would have reacted if they had spoken out instead of Meryl Streep. While she was given an ovation, they’d have been booed off the stage.
And that worries me. Because nobody should be afraid to speak. Freedom of speech means freedom for all, for our opponents as well as ourselves.
True, there’s no rule of law that says speech isn’t allowed. But censorship and self-censorship are two sides of the same coin, and once we accept one, the other is sure to follow.”
Ending on a nice sentiment that I happen to agree with about what right wingers are also going through and the meaning of free speech, Galloway links the imagined plight of Muslims and illegal aliens with the real plight of the right in Hollywood.
The truth? There is no link. There is no equivalence. There is no comparison.
I meet many MAGA fam in Los Angeles, of all walks of life, who live in real fear of being outed. These are remarkable, talented, good people. These are the people I speak up for on a daily basis.
One group gets celebrated and hired (e.g. illegal alien Jose Vargas at MTV). One group gets blacklisted and fired.
Which group actually has it worse? Let me know in the comments below.