It is ironic, or a case of poetic justice, that the progressive poohbahs of Hollywood are now besieged by the very progressive social justice warriors they pretend to support. As if a black man making $20 million, living in a mansion with servants, driving exotic automobiles, and is generally treated like royalty, is oppressed by "the man."
The idea that relatively anonymous social justice warriors somehow have the moral superiority to shame, harass, and bully others – especially people of accomplishment – should be abhorrent to any freedom-loving American.
The reality is that, in many cases, social justice warriors are inconsequential non-entities who are intent on obtaining some level of recognition and some form of status by virtue-signaling on social media. These people care little about the societal and individual impacts of their actions. And through social media, their ill-informed or malicious voices can be amplified into a public force that can produce adverse and hurtful and damaging reactions.
Hollywood: The hypocrisy is coming full circle and biting the progressive socialist democrats in the butt …
Hollywood big-shots, executives, stars, agents, and casting directors have always behaved badly, knowing that most of their peccadilloes would be suppressed in the media or overlooked by law enforcement. Even gossip columnists and muckrakers were very cautious about what they revealed.
Now, with the exposure of Harvey Weinstein and the #metoo movement, allegations, even those decades old, are enough to force the progressive socialist democrats into sudden retirement, or even worse, into a court of law. It is no longer “innocent until proven guilty,” but guilty by mob acclaim on the various social media platforms.
To highlight this social media idiocy, consider the progressive socialist democrat women who have self-designated themselves as “actors” able to play any role, and those social justice warriors who shame brand-name stars like Scarlett Johansson because she was signed to play a transgendered person. The activists jumped up and down until Johansson declined the role, unmindful that Johansson is a “bankable” star who comes with a following and contribute to the success of the project. Can you name one transgendered person, actor or not, with the same level of talent, the ability to attract an audience, and can act in an authentic manner?
Scarlett Johansson Leaves Trans Film After Backlash
Scarlett Johansson has decided to leave the drama film Rub and Tug a little more than a week after her casting sparked backlash amid trans groups and activists, reports Variety.
“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson told Out Magazine, which first reported the news, in a statement. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues. According to GLAAD, LGBTQ+ characters dropped 40% in 2017 from the previous year, with no representation of trans characters in any major studio release.”
She continued, saying she would have “loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life,” but that she understands why many think he should be portrayed by a transgender person. She went on to say that she is thankful the casting debate has sparked a larger conversation about “diversity and representation in film.”
“I believe that all artists should be considered equally and fairly,” Johansson said in the statement, according to Variety. “My production company, These Pictures, actively pursues projects that both entertain and push boundaries. We look forward to working with every community to bring these most poignant and important stories to audiences worldwide.” <Source>
These social justice warriors do not care that they deprived a woman actor of a multi-million dollar salary and perhaps one of the best opportunities to explore the "trans" community and condition.
Actors represent pretend characters that exist on a written page and nowhere else. The idea that an actor cannot portray another individual unless they are similarly situated in terms of physiology, psychology, criminal background, diseases, or maimed and disfigured is ludicrous.
Where are the demands for the below-the-line people to earn as much as above-the-line people to achieve pay parity and justice? I am waiting for the day that the Hollywood social justice warriors excoriate the 1% above-the-line people for the pay gap that exists between top talent and those craftspeople who are below-the-line. I find it ironic the social justice warrior crowd believes, or pretends to believe, that women stars should be paid the same as their male counterparts – because, after all, they are all actors.
Bottom line …
You will notice that nobody is standing up for freedom, individualism, and the right to be judged in a court of law – and not on Twitter.
You will notice that those progressives in positions of power or have invested time and effort in a career are afraid to stand up to the mob that self-defines themselves as social justice warriors – an oxymoron that has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with accreting political power and advancing their progressive socialist Democrat agenda. No wonder people are afraid to identify as constitutional conservatives and risk all that they have earned in a sustained Twitter attack where they have little or no legal recourse that might make them whole or restore their reputation.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius