Radicals now control the left.
That’s become perhaps most abundantly clear in Hollywood.
Now a Disney heiress was forced to apologize after one huge “woke” backfire.
One tradition of the left is that leftists always eat their own.
It’s been happening ever since the French Revolution when the executioners eventually became the beheaded.
And Abigail Disney, granddaughter of company founder Roy E. Disney, is the latest on the chopping block.
Disney has attempted to “atone” for her privileged background by supporting every single left-wing cause under the sun.
She produced a documentary called Jihad Rehab, which leftists thought would “own the cons.”
The movie’s synopsis explains, “Guantanamo detainees are released into a year-long program of de-radicalization in Saudi Arabia, with the eventual goal of finding jobs and starting families.”
The film did not generate any outrage from the right; the call of outrage was coming from “inside the house.”
From The New York Times:
“Meg Smaker felt exhilarated last November. After 16 months filming inside a Saudi rehabilitation center for accused terrorists, she learned that her documentary ‘Jihad Rehab’ was invited to the 2022 Sundance Festival, one of the most prestigious showcases in the world. Her documentary centered on four former Guantánamo detainees sent to a rehab center in Saudi Arabia who had opened their lives to her, speaking of youthful attraction to Al Qaeda and the Taliban, of torture endured, and of regrets. Film critics warned that conservatives might bridle at these human portraits, but reviews after the festival’s screening were strong…But attacks would come from the left, not the right. Arab and Muslim filmmakers and their white supporters accused Ms. Smaker of Islamophobia and American propaganda. Some suggested her race was disqualifying, a white woman who presumed to tell the story of Arab men.”
Disney, who originally called the film “freaking brilliant,” wrote a groveling apology amid backlash from the “woke” left.
She wrote in a letter, “First and foremost, I am truly sorry. A film I executive produced, Jihad Rehab, has landed like a truckload of hate on people whom I sincerely love and respect. I know that it could not matter less how it was intended to land, it created deep and unnecessary pain and for that, I take responsibility and apologize. I am committed to going forward better. I am very committed to not creating any more pain, if only by accident or in ignorance. The responses to [the film] have been painful, significant, bewildering, and deeply stressful for each of us in different ways.”
This is what the left has become.
They do not have any honest opinions; everything they think and say must be approved by the “experts” in true 1984 fashion.
The same thing happened with the novel American Dirt, which was a portrayal of illegal aliens written by a progressive white woman.
Oprah Winfrey even canceled the book from her Book Club after backlash from the “woke” clergy.
No idea is leftist enough, and Disney will soon learn that no apology is good enough.