There’s no idea too “woke” for the entertainment industry.
The worst ideas of the left constantly find their way onto the screen.
Now a Hollywood superstar called for one insane change to awards shows.
Radical gender ideology has completely taken hold of the left, and it is quickly seeping into the mainstream.
It’s gotten to the point where corporate press outlets like CNN have written stories about “pregnant men,” and biological males are competing in women’s sports.
Now Hollywood star Hugh Jackman believes that gendered acting categories should be eliminated.
From BBC News:
“Jackman has already received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his role in the drama. It comes at a moment when some are questioning the future of gendered acting categories in awards ceremonies. Jackman says he’s a ‘a big fan’ of having one gender neutral acting category in which all performers compete. ‘That would be a really positive step. I don’t understand why it’s split into just two genders when we all know it’s a much bigger spectrum.’ Acknowledging that he ‘might have just shot myself in the foot’ as his own chances of winning would be halved if there was one non-binary acting category instead of separate best actor and actress categories, he adds: ‘Whatever the mix is, we should maybe just break down any of those categories that end up being divisive and unnecessary.’”
Leftists have long been attempting to obliterate the distinction between men and women, and this is only the latest step.
Performers who identify as nonbinary have made similar arguments.
Asia Kate Dillon from the Showtimes series Billions wrote in a letter to the Screen Actors Guild, “Separating people based on their assigned sex, and/or their gender identity, is not only irrelevant when it comes to how an acting performance should be judged, it is also a form of discrimination.”
So the fringe gender concept has moved from the university to the activist class to the A-list actor.
This is how a small group of radicals can influence the culture, and it’s accelerated by the corporate press and social media.
People run the risk of getting “canceled” if they resist the programming.
Perhaps the greatest example is liberal author JK Rowling, who was adored by the left until she said that men cannot become women and vice versa.
Since then, she has been attacked by everyone from online strangers (some of whom have threatened to murder her) to main cast members from the Harry Potter films.
The entire philosophy is incoherent.
For example, if gender distinctions don’t matter, then transgender activists were being hypocrites when they vehemently protested Scarlett Johansson agreeing to play a female-to-male transgender character.
The backlash was so severe that Johansson dropped out of the project, and it died.
However, the good news is that “woke” films are losing money and executives are beginning to notice.
At the end of the day, show business is a business, and studios are not going to go out of business to pander to fringe activists.