More and more people are getting fed up with the radical left.
Even professionals in Hollywood and music are getting vocal.
And one Oscar-winning actor just crushed the Academy’s “woke” disaster.
Leftists always go after the soft targets first because they’re the easiest to overtake.
The entertainment industry was ripe for a “woke” invasion because the environment was already very liberal.
But old-school liberals are increasingly at odds with the new “woke” set.
The Academy Awards announced that films must hit certain diversity checkboxes in order to qualify for Best Picture.
So activist bean-counters will get to decide which art wins awards.
And Jaws actor Richard Dreyfuss is fed up.
The 75-year-old actor has been a lifelong liberal but has found himself agreeing more with conservatives as of late.
Dreyfuss recently sat for an interview with right-of-center political commentator Dave Rubin and spoke with Margaret Hoover on the revamped “Firing Line” as well.
When asked about the Academy’s new diversity standards, Dreyfuss did not pull any punches.
He said, “They make me vomit. No one should be telling me as an artist that I have to give in to the latest, most current idea of what morality is. What are we risking? Are we really risking hurting people’s feelings? You can’t legislate that. You have to let life be life and I’m sorry, I don’t think there is a minority or majority in the country that has to be catered to like that.”
Dreyfuss added, “This is an art form. It’s also a form of commerce, and it makes money, but it’s an art. And no one should be telling me as an artist that I have to give in to the latest, most current idea of what morality is.”
Speaking such common sense is “problematic” in this day and age.
Comedians noticed this trend years ago, and many of them were “canceled” or ridiculed.
Now other artists are catching on.
The arts cannot survive this level of suffocation.
Hoover asked Dreyfuss if “there’s a difference between the question of representation and who is allowed to represent other groups?”
Dreyfuss rescinded, “There shouldn’t be…Because it’s patronizing. Because it says we’re so fragile that we can’t have our feelings hurt. We have to anticipate having our feelings hurt, our children’s feelings hurt. We don’t know how to stand up and bop the bully in the face.”
Plus he praises Laurence Olivier’s 1965 performance of Othello in blackface.
“Am I being told that I will never have a chance to play a Black man?” (1/2) pic.twitter.com/NcmpZoXe1c
— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) May 5, 2023
Steven Spielberg recently admitted he made a mistake editing out the guns in FBI agents’ hands in ET: The Extraterrestrial years after the film’s release just to appease the sensibilities of the time.
More titans of the industry need to speak out in order to provide cover for everyone else in the business.
Others are grumbling behind the scenes and calling out the nonsense anonymously, but now people are going public.