Shaken by #MeToo, paralysed by Covid-19, the $50 billion film industry is finally emerging from a four-month lockdown — only to find a new and very different world, where tension is rising as surely as the thermometer. …
A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities — racial and sexual — can be given jobs.
A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as ‘more toxic than Chernobyl’, with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist. …
Dozens of producers, writers and actors have spoken to The Mail on Sunday about the wave of ‘reverse racism’ pulsing through the industry.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any ‘white, middle-aged man in showbusiness’. Their careers, ‘are pretty much over’.
They continued: ‘We’re only hiring people of colour, women or LGBT to write, star, produce, operate the cameras, work in craft services. If you are white, you can’t speak out because you will instantly be branded ‘racist’ or condemned for ‘white privilege’. …
The latest buzzword in Tinseltown is ‘Bipoc‘ – an acronym for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour – and ‘Menemy‘, which means a white, male enemy of the diversity movement. …
Selma director Ava DuVernay [above], now one of the most powerful black women in Hollywood, wrote on Twitter: ‘Everyone has a right to their opinion. And we — black producers with hiring power — have the right not to hire those who diminish us.
‘So, to the white men in this thread… if you don’t get that job you were up for, kindly remember… bias can go both ways. This is 2020 speaking.’
Aw shucks. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of progressives. Looking forward to seeing the new Ghostbusters!
And choose your partner carefully — the totalitarians care about that too:
Now the wokerati want to enter the bedroom and say who we may sleep with, too.
Take last week’s attempt to ‘cancel’ the Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer. Her crime? Nothing she has said or thought.
Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer is pictured with new boyfriend James Burke
Instead, the online trolls had been enraged to discovered who she is dating. The supposed culprit is an American lacrosse player called James Burke.
His crime? Mr Burke is alleged to be a registered Republican and a Donald Trump supporter. Cue an internet meltdown and a demand by activists that Comer be prevented from working again. …
Think choosing your skin color was hard? Now you have to choose your parents carefully too:
Two years ago, a 26-year-old racing driver called Conor Daly lost his sponsors because of something said in the 1980s. Daly competes in the full-blooded series run by Nascar …
Yet consider this: Daly was not alive at the time of the alleged offence. How had he mis-spoken before he’d even been born?
The answer is he hadn’t. Daly lost his sponsorship because his racing driver father was alleged to have made a racial slur three decades earlier. And there was no reprieve.
Read it all. The new ‘systemic racism’ the left promised has already arrived!