Leftists can’t help but eat their own.
The entire ideology is built on emotion and illogic.
And one Hollywood actor got attacked by the “woke” mob for an insane reason.
Hollywood can never be left-wing enough.
No matter what, the next generation will come along and call the liberals of yesterday bigoted.
For example, “woke” progressives of today complain about the hit ‘90s sitcom Friends being “racist” and “transphobic.”
Now the cancel mob is already coming for actor Brendan Fraser.
Fraser, whose mainstream feature film career fell off a cliff a decade ago, re-emerged in the movie The Whale, where Fraser plays a morbidly obese recluse.
Fraser recently won the Best Actor award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and his performance is already getting Oscar buzz.
However, the lunatic fringe on the left already have the knives out for Fraser.
Their beef is that Fraser plays an obese gay man even though he is neither in real life.
From Them Magazine:
During a premiere screening of the new film Bros, comedian and star of the film Guy Branum shared his thoughts on the upcoming Darren Aronofsky film, which sees actor Brendan Fraser playing a 600-pound gay man while wearing a fatsuit. ‘I think that the source material of The Whale is problematic. I think that it’s trying to use extreme fatness as a metaphor for gay pain,’ Branum told LGBTQ+ outlet PRIDE in an interview. ‘And as an actual fat gay person, I feel like my life doesn’t need to be a metaphor for somebody else’s pain…I also have real problems with the fact that they cast a straight actor who is not very fat, and [who] used prosthetics to represent fatness, in the film. I think it allows people to talk about that character as an object in a way that wouldn’t be possible if it were an actual fat person who you had to look in the eyes.’”
This has become a growing trend among leftists.
They want actors who literally are the person they’re playing on screen.
It’s a preposterous standard that completely undercuts the craft of acting.
Daniel Franzese of Mean Girls made a similar argument.
He said, “I love Brendan Fraser, [so] I’m very conflicted…Seeing him get up so modest in Venice and have that moment, I was very happy for him. He’s a lovely man. And it’s great. But why? Why go up there and wear a fat suit to play a 400-lb. queer man? … I mean, who knows more about being an obese queer man than an obese queer man?”
By that logic, gay actors should never be allowed to play straight characters.
Star actress Scarlett Johansson was bullied out of playing a character who “transitioned” from female to male; the movie project completely flopped without her attached.
Leftists have been cannibalizing themselves since the French Revolution.
Coincidentally, the film Bros—which boasted having an all-LGBTQ cast—was a complete box office flop.
Hollywood shouldn’t be taking its cues from a small group of narcissists.