The “woke” mob is not winning friends and influencing people.
In fact, far-left activists are making powerful enemies.
Now this legendary Tinseltown actor has just obliterated woke Hollywood.
Oscar-winning actor wants to “vomit” at what the Academy is doing to Hollywood
Add Jaws actor Richard Dreyfuss to the growing list of lifelong liberals who are getting fed up with “woke” extremists.
Dreyfuss, who won the Best Actor Academy Award for The Goodbye Girl, is not at all a fan of the Academy announcing new diversity guidelines for films to be considered for Best Picture.
The actor sat for an interview with Margaret Hoover and he unloaded.
Regarding the guidelines, Dreyfuss 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.”
This is what happens when liberals get overrun by leftists.
Old-school liberals have no defenses against “woke” activists.
Dreyfuss continued, “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.”
He also defended Laurence Olivier playing Othello in 1965, the last white actor to play the character.
Dreyfuss said, “Laurence Olivier was the last white actor to play Othello, and he did it in 1965…And he did it in blackface. And he played a black man brilliantly. Am I being told that I will never have a chance to play a Black man? Is someone else being told that if they’re not Jewish, they shouldn’t play The Merchant of Venice? Are we crazy? Do we not know that art is art? This is so patronizing. It’s so—it’s so thoughtless, and treating people like children.”
"They make me vomit," says @RichardDreyfuss of new cast and crew diversity standards for Best Picture #Oscar eligibility.
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
To Dreyfuss’s point, a University of Michigan music professor was forced to step down after he screened Olivier’s version of Othello for a class because the students were so traumatized.
This is the society that leftists are creating, and people with common sense are completely fed up.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.