There is a changing of the guard occurring in Hollywood right now due to the Me Too scandal that rocked the nation back in October 2017 and the gross differential between male and female salaries that was exposed with the Sony Pictures email scandal.
But what if I told you that despite those two events that many Hollywood elitists promised to fix didn’t actually change at all?
Here’s the proof that Hollywood is still sexist and racist in the post-MeToo era.
There are millions of liberals who clamor around Hollywood elitists in this celebrity-obsessed culture of America. Once one of them says something that they think is thought provoking it becomes part of their DNA.
A really good example of this is during George Clooney’s pompous acceptance speech when he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor with “Syriana” back in 2006.
Clooney audaciously claimed that Los Angeles was the center of the universe.
Well, he practically said that. LA is the cornerstone with pushing new ideas forward and instilling them throughout America. It was the smuggest speech in the entire history of the Academy Awards.
Comedy Central’s “South Park” even made fun of his speech with a hilarious episode called “Smog Alert” where the smugness from Clooney’s speech was literally a smog cloud that was about to devastate South Park, Colorado.
Thing is; they say things, but do they ever back them up with their actions?
When the Me Too Movement started in 2017, Hollywood elitists vowed to never let that happen again – exposing major players in the process. When the Sony Pictures email scandal exposed the pay discrimination between white males and women/minorities, they promised to change that too.
But did they? Or is this another classic case of “do as I say, not what I do?”
“Crazy Rich Asians” was a box-office smash. Its success could’ve been overcompensation to both of the aforementioned movements just like “Black Panther” was, but it made a ton of money nevertheless.
That’s why there’s a sequel in the works and the studio wanted to bring back both of the screenwriters to work on it, but one of them left the project due to the gross pay inequality one received as an offer from the studio than the other.
According to sources from Variety, Peter Chiarelli was offered between $800,000 and $1 million, while Adele Lim received an offer of $110,000-plus.
Warner Bros. explained to Lim’s reps that the quotes are industry-standard established ranges based on experience and that making an exception would set a troubling precedent in the business.
Before going any further you should know that Peter is a white guy and Lim is an Asian woman.
But what’s ultimately hilarious about Warners’ comments to Lim’s reps is that she is way more qualified and has many more credits to her name than Peter does.
Peter wrote has four writing credits to his name that include, “The Proposal (2008),” “Now You See Me 2 (story by)” and “Crazy Rich Asians.” For the record, “story by” is a significantly less credit than either “written by” or “screenplay by.”
But Lim’s credit history squashes his by a long shot. She was the co-executive producer, consulting producer or executive producer of “Lethal Weapon (TV series),” “Private Practice,” “Missing,” “Star-Crossed” and “Reign.” It’s also important to note that in the television world, executive producers are also the writers as well. Not the case in the film world.
The point is that Lim is a seasoned veteran with over 15 years of experience; a few years more than he is.
But the studio wants to cherish the guy who literally wrote a few projects?
There’s your proof that Hollywood is still racist and sexist.