Hollywood’s ruthlessness about looks isn’t anything new.
Actors and actresses are consistently judged on their looks.
And a leading Game of Thrones star just exposed how disgusting Hollywood can be.
The irony here is that Hollywood perpetuates equality for all and yet the industry discriminates more than any other in the world.
Think about how pro-LGBT the industry pretends to be, but when was the last time you saw a transgender person starring in a movie?
They’re hypocrites and Emilia Clarke has exposed it.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has become the latest Hollywood actress to open up about the sexism she says she has experienced while working in the entertainment industry.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Clarke — who has played Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO fantasy show since 2011 — compared the treatment she receives in Hollywood to racism.
“I feel so naive for saying it, but it’s like dealing with racism,” the 30-year-old actress told Rolling Stone.
‘You’re aware of it, and you’re aware of it, but one day, you go, ‘Oh, my God, it’s everywhere!’
Like you suddenly wake up to it and you go, ‘Wait a [expletive] second, are you … are you treating me different because I’ve got a pair of [breasts}? Is that actually happening?’’
‘It took me a really long time to see that I do get treated differently,’ Clarke explained.
‘But I look around, and that’s my daily life.’
The actress said, however, that the fact that her platinum blonde-haired character is often nude on the popular HBO series does not change the fact that she is a feminist.
‘It doesn’t stop me from being a feminist,’ Clarke told the outlet.
‘Like, guess what? Yes, I’ve got mascara on, and I also have a high IQ, so those two things can be one and the same.’
Clarke is not the only Thrones star to shed light on Hollywood’s apparent tendency to treat stars differently based on their sex.
Kit Harrington, who plays the sword-wielding Jon Snow, told The Sunday Times about the ‘demeaning’ feeling he got after being cast for a role because of how he looks.
‘I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks.
It’s demeaning,’ Harington said. ‘Yes, in some ways you could argue I’ve been employed for a look I have. But there’s a sexism that happens towards men.’”
But sexism and racism isn’t anything new in Hollywood.
These “isms” are as old as Tinseltown itself.
Rose McGowan ousted Adam Sandler about 2 years ago for a sexist casting note she received about wearing specific attire to the audition.
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
And then two years ago during the Oscars, not a single black actor or actress was nominated for an Academy Award, which led to the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and a boycott of the most prestigious award ceremony.
But what happened the following year?
Black actors Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were all nominated and deservedly so.
Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actor and Actress.
But capping off the evening was shocking and controversial because the “overly-white” La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winners for Best Picture when the real winner was Moonlight.
And all of this adds up to the Academy overcompensating because of backlash from the previous year. They pretend to preach equality, but they’re the most racist and sexist industry in America.
And that’s why they’re hypocrites.