As is in the case of virtually every societal problem in America, Hollywood arrogantly takes it upon themselves to force their own change when nobody asked them to.
But the irony is that when they virtue signal, they’re simultaneously guilty of perpetuating what they pretend to defend even at the behest of looking like hypocrites. It’s obnoxious.
And Hollywood is about to make one anti-cop move that will change America forever.
You may have already heard that due to the riots and violence that broke out in the wake of Minnesota, Minneapolis native George Floyd, Paramount Network canceled their hit reality television show “Cops” after 32 seasons when it debuted in 1989.
Not only did Hollywood cancel “Cops,” but the big wigs also canceled “Live PD,” which for all intents and purposes, is pretty much the same style of show. The only major difference is that it happens live and follows eight different departments at once, instead of following around one officer with one crew.
The justification for canceling both of these shows obviously came as a direct result of the civil unrest plaguing American right now.
But the specific reasons arguing for the cancelations of these two shows are absurdly overreaching like for instance; inspiring vigilantism, glorification, reinforcing stereotypes, and that the documentary-like presentation of it encourages a false sense of absolute realism.
That’s all a bunch of malarkey. Hollywood is worried about shows like “Cops” and “Live PD” but they have no problem forcing the “Fast and the Furious” franchises down our throats? Do you see the hypocrisy here?
Those shows supposedly inspiring these exaggerations is the same way in which “Real Housewives” encourages woman to be narcissistic, petty and a million other character flaws. It doesn’t inspire it; you’re just watching this group of society interact with each other. It’s just you observing human nature. If you take it more seriously than it actually is then that’s your problem.
There’s an unspoken contract between the viewer and the television show on-air that assumes you’ll be able to compartmentalize what you’re seeing. That’s up to the viewer, not the producers of the television show. It’s up to you to differentiate between reality and fiction.
Hollywood doesn’t think you can and that’s a violation of character.
Associate professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, Jack Bratich, recently said of “Cops,” “As an early reality program, it came across to people as raw documentary. Nowadays audiences are more savvy about how reality programming is produced, edited and staged. Viewers are aware of how programs present perspectives and invite audiences to identify with those perspectives.”
But, again, this is a silly notion. Police officers don’t join the force out of some perversion that a television show inspired them to do so, it’s usually for familial heritage reasons. But most cops join because they want to make a difference in their community.
And if you think the only cops shows Hollywood cancels are exclusively the reality ones, you better be prepared for other shows that are adjacent to “Cops” and “Live PD” in the fictional realm, with shows like “NCIS” or “Blue Bloods” and, even workplace comedies like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” might be canceled in the near future too.
In fact, any cop show on television might cease to exist sooner than you think.
However, Hollywood will keep pumping out movies with the exact same “implications” made on these police television shows, because they’re hypocrites.
But also remember, liberal progressives have been pushing “Defund the Police” without saying it for a long time.