We have opined on multiple occasions that Hollywood types are intellectually challenged— a hard conclusion to dispute. Their mindless subscription to far-left dogma is senseless, even though they live their lives free from government prohibitions; gun control, defunding the police, critical race theory, etc. We found the following article illustrative (we don’t attest to the accuracy of the article) of their hypocritical positions.
These days Hollywood is so obsessed with growth in the Chinese marketplace that studios have routinely granted Chinese interests 75 percent of every box-office dollar its films generate there, edited storylines to please Chinese censors (bye-bye, Tibetan character in Doctor Strange), and, in Disney’s case, even badgered a U.S. magazine to scrub an eight-year-old reference made by its Oscar-winning Nomadland director Chloé Zhao to the lies and repression back in her native country. Movies such as 2012 and The Martian reek with flattery for the ingenuity and humanitarianism of red China. That Cena has spent more than ten years studying Mandarin Chinese is a clarifying detail: Hollywood types are willing to go to stupendous lengths to please the world’s soon-to-be-biggest movie market.
The movie business fancies itself a fierce opponent of racism, sexism, and excessive carbon emissions, even as it habitually prostrates itself before a regime that subjugates Muslims, perpetuates female infanticide on a breathtaking scale, and burns so much coal that its carbon emissions are more than double those of the U.S. Every Academy Awards ceremony bristles with disgust for the supposed pervasiveness of injustice in America, and at any given moment, Hollywood is threatening to boycott this or that state over some allegedly intolerable legislative act. Yet it’s hard to picture just what level of obsequiousness Hollywood might not consider in exchange for the right to continue to claim one out of every four dollars its movies generate in China. Last year, in the credits of the remake of Mulan, Disney thanked the “security agency” that persecutes Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
Hollywood folk are far from alone in endangering their kneecaps in servility to Beijing; self-styled “King” LeBron James proved a vassal to Xi Jinping when he spouted CCP propaganda in rebuttal to the support for Hong Kong’s democracy movement expressed by the Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Mark Zuckerberg, who is desperate for Facebook to be unblocked in China, has given unctuous speeches there in Mandarin in an effort to seem like a friend of the regime. Apple lobbied against a bill that would punish forced-labor factories in China by preventing their goods from being exported to the U.S. Source: National Review