Hollywood can be repugnantly politically correct. It is most certainly overwhelmingly progressive (and statist). Nobody with any credibility could still claim otherwise. Name a typical progressive cause and you can count on many Hollywood stars to climb on their soapboxes and express either support for said cause or vehement criticism for anything that impedes it.
It is actually quite rare, especially from high level Hollywood people, to bust right through the politically correct culture not merely with acts or behavior that indicates liberal hypocrisy (such as liberal Alec Baldwin calling his own daughter a “piggy”), but with words, and in so doing show that they are not as brainwashed as most others in their field. And in a time, when people can be at least to a degree “blacklisted” for not being properly progressive (blacklisted by the kinds of people that have wailed about the 50s era McCarthyism, ironically enough), it is especially courageous if someone drops an un-PC bombs when they’re up for industry-wide acclaim.
Enter Charlotte Rampling, who had the temerity to suggest that if no black actors are currently nominated for an Academy Award, it may just be because they weren’t good enough. And furthermore, to suggest that there is a diversity deficit is racist to white people. To claim that there is such a thing as racism to white people, is itself unheard of among staunch progressives, who think racism was born from only white people, and is practiced only by white people. Continue Reading