Hollywood is so full of delusion right now it’s coming out of their ears.
Not only did Hollywood cancel “Cops” and “Live PD” amid the rampant looting, vandalism and violence over the death of Minnesota native George Floyd, but more fictional cop shows will likely be canceled too.
And Hollywood is about to make the craziest anti-police move ever.
People who are screaming to “defund the police” across the country need to get a grip on themselves. And Hollywood is leading this narrative.
It’s impossible not to point out the irony of that. The same industry that canceled “Cops” has been making shoot-em-up movies for decades with complete disregard for public perception.
This is how they’re able to make movies glorifying violence while simultaneously pushing to reform the Second Amendment. It’s hypocrisy at its absolute finest.
What you also may not know about Hollywood, when you lift the veil, is that Hollywood hires police departments to run security on their sets. One common misconception is that the studios want to protect their sets, but the reality is insurance companies won’t cover the production unless the A-list stars are properly secured at all times.
Think about it. Tom Cruise is worth billions of dollars and when he signs on to do a movie the studio has to protect that investment, which means insurance companies need certain parameters in place before they move forward insuring them. This isn’t just movies either, it’s television shows and even glitzy events like awards ceremonies.
But now Hollywood celebrities are calling for studios to divest from police departments altogether and move towards private security firms instead.
The open letter to studios is signed by members of Hollywood Black Lives including famous black A-listers like Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, Kerry Washington, Idris Elba and Queen Latifah.
In the letter it says, “We know these changes have the power to change Black lives in America. It is time for Hollywood to acknowledge its role and take on the responsibility of repairing the damage and being a proactive part of the change. We demand better. Prove that Black Lives Matter to Hollywood by taking bold moves to affirm, defend and invest in Black lives. Follow the examples of the Minneapolis School District, Denver Public Schools, the University of Minnesota and many other institutions in divesting from the policing system and investing in Black community.”
It also calls for studios to “commit to no police on sets or events or for any other purposes.”
Some of these celebrities are also calling on Hollywood bosses to put pressure on Los Angeles and California politicians to remove the police from traffic coordination and the permit process for shooting. The California Highway Patrol often provides coordination for outdoor shoots that requires the diversion of automobile traffic.
The letter also supports the so-called People’s Budget of L.A., which is calling for LAPD funding to be reduced by 90 percent.
As bad as crime is in Los Angeles, California, can you imagine what that would look like if they reduce the police force by 90-percent? Have you ever seen John Carpenter’s “Escape From LA” starring Kurt Russell in a post-apocalyptic future? Yeah, it’ll probably look a lot like that.
These Hollywood elitists are delusional, but they’ll soon get their comeuppance when an incident occurs on-set when police assistance is necessary. They’ll be singing a different tune then.