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Racism is alive and well in Hollywood, though to hear some insiders tell it, the racism of today is the “reverse” of the racism of the past.
More specifically, whereas the racism of the past targeted minorities, the racism in contemporary Hollywood is aimed at middle-aged whites, according to a group of actors, writers and producers who spoke anonymously to Caroline Graham of the Daily Mail.
“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,” Graham reported Sunday.
Meanwhile, high-powered black directors like Jordan Peele are allowed to blatantly discriminate against whites.
— Complex (@Complex) March 27, 2019
“I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,” Peele said last year. “Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I’ve seen that movie before.”
“If a white director said that about hiring a black actor, their career would be over in a heartbeat,” an unnamed studio executive said to Graham, adding that the climate in Hollywood is now toxic to any “white, middle-aged man in show business.”
“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,’” he said.
“The pendulum has swung so far, everyone is paralyzed with fear by the idea anything you say could be misinterpreted and your career ended instantly. There are a lot of hushed conversations going on, but publicly everyone is desperate to be seen to be promoting diversity and too terrified to speak out. It’s imploding: a total meltdown.”
Sound familiar? It’s the same phenomenon sweeping corporate board rooms, media companies, colleges, universities and every other subset of American life thanks to the exponentially growing intersectional/Black Lives Matter cult and religion.
— Joan Parsons (@Trillion3) May 20, 2019
In Hollywood, it’s reportedly all about being down with “Bipoc,” an acronym for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
“Directors normally have a say about who is in their project. Not any more. It’s all about ‘Bipoc hiring’. And it’s coming directly from the heads of the studios who know their jobs are on the line. White middle-aged men are collateral damage. They are the Menemy,” an Oscar-nominated insider told Graham.
‘Menemy’ is short for a white male enemy …
Speaking with Graham, one veteran actor in his 50s described how he’d been told during an audition that he was “perfect for the part” but was rejected anyway because of patently discriminatory “Bipoc” hiring.
“I understand Hollywood still has a long way to go before people of color are properly represented on screen, but how am I supposed to pay my mortgage, put food on the table? Everyone is terrified. And you can’t say anything because then you set yourself up for public crucifixion,” the actor said.
Case in point:
Everyone has a right to their opinion. And we – Black producers with hiring power – have the right to not 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. https://t.co/8zlfL7G0bC
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 17, 2020
The woman above, Ava DuVernay, is a high-powered Hollywood filmmaker who wields immense power and is now purposefully misusing it to boost her racial agenda.
But it gets worse. Graham reported that a highly respected white executive was asked by a studio to “oversee” the production of an all-black film but was then denied credit afterward solely because of her race.
“We’re sending this woman, who is brilliant, to run things on the ground. But she won’t get any title credit. People won’t admit it, they can’t admit it, but reverse racism is definitely going on,” a studio insider said.
“You could argue that it’s a good thing, that this swinging of the pendulum so far the other way is only fair after years of white privilege. But at what cost? Surely it is best for everyone if people are hired on the basis of talent and ability? I can tell you, we are hiring people based purely on their ethnicity, gender and social-media profiles.”
FYI, the notion of “white privilege” is a myth …
As evidence, consider what happened to longtime cinematographer, editor and filmmaker Nathan Lee Bush, who lost major clients after he dared to push back against a racist ad from a black film editor who was looking to hire only blacks.
Bush wound up having to apologize for calling out racism, raising the question of where the hell was his so-called “white privilege?”
“All I was trying to say is: ‘Is the antidote to past discrimination based on skin color more retributive discrimination based on skin color?’ I should have, however, realized this was not the time to bring it up. To anyone I offended, I’m very sorry,” he reportedly wrote.
But being as being white is literally seen as being “evil” these days, of course, he received no forgiveness for his apparent sin.
Welcome to Hollywood …