The other day I wrote a post complaining about the informal shunning of Republicans in Hollywood.
Several ATW readers thought my analysis was incorrect. Vehemently. I can’t be right! There is no shunning because liberals are open-minded and tolerant. Right?? Hollywood blacklisting ended when the McCarthy Era was put to bed. Right?
There is an informal shunning of conservative points-of-view, and an informal shunning of those individuals who express them. Of course, not all Conservatives are shunned. And not all Republican opinions are ignored or ridiculed. But, there is a trend.
Express ideas outside of the Democrat, liberal box and you might be facing some pretty scary censorship. From UPI.com
“Film director David Zucker says conservatives are so uncomfortable in Hollywood that being a Republican is “the new gay. (my emphasis)
“You sort of feel like you have to hide it,” Zucker — director of “Airplane!,” “Top Secret” and “The Naked Gun” — told EW.com. “When you meet, you give each other a secret look, ‘Are you a Republican, too?’ It’s the new gay.”
Zucker and some of his fellow Hollywood Republicans — including Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper — collaborated on the upcoming movie, “An American Carol” EW.com characterized the movie as “Hollywood’s first unabashedly right-wing comedy.” “