Hollywood’s proud tradition of inflating its own importance continues apace.
Though the film and music industry does have a pernicious psychic hold on American culture — which is dissipating fast in the age of President Trump — the marginal actors and actresses who flit through the studio star system are not usually prized members of society, especially in an American South that does not take kindly to idolaters.
Tell that to Ron Perlman, who sanctimoniously announced that he will probably no longer work in the state of Georgia following Stacey Abrams’ resounding defeat to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor’s race. We wonder if Abrams supporter Oprah Winfrey, the daytime empowerment guru, will agree to stay out of Georgia and off the campaign trail in future elections?
With all due respect, you DID fight! And you DID win. Your great and inspiring run was snuffed out by cheating, and suppression, both things that run counter to the American way. I cannot see myself working in a state that tolerates that. https://t.co/pnSlShcvYE
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 18, 2018
Ron Perlman is best known for playing “The Beast” on the short-lived 1980’s network television show “Beauty and the Beast.”
Here is Perlman wearing his “Beast” get-up:
Here are some other Hollywood sorta-celebrities calling for a Georgia boycott, including an actor from the silly 1990’s show “The West Wing” named Bradley Whitford and Alyssa Milano, an actress from the silly 1980’s television show “Who’s The Boss?” Milano gained some political relevance for sitting behind Brett Kavanaugh at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing as Kavanaugh defeated the spurious left-wing assault claims against him and won a seat on the Court.
There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia.
Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best choice for the people but the best schemer or crook?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 17, 2018
Brian Kemp is a corrupt, homophobic, unapologetic disenfranchiser of African American voters. If he seizes power, Hollywood needs to use it’s leverage and pull out of Georgia. Studios need to put their money where their mouth is and stand up to hate. #boycottgeorgia
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) November 8, 2018
Democrat Stacey Abrams, apparently cognizant of the causational nature of free-market capitalism, implored her Hollywood allies not to boycott Georgia because crew members’ jobs could be put on the line.
I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA – but please do not #boycottgeorgia. The hard-working Georgians who serve on crews & make a living here are not to blame. I promise: We will fight – and we will win.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 18, 2018
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