Hollywood Hypocrisy: We Say Gay (Unless China Doesn't Want Us To)

Hollywood Hypocrisy: We Say Gay (Unless China Doesn't Want Us To)
Jaap Buitendjik

Hollywood is so full of hypocrisy and ultimately, despite pushing a liberal narrative, the only thing that truly animates them is the unholy buck.

Nothing symbolizes that more than their approach to the controversy over the parental rights bill that was passed in Florida that some on the left have falsely called the “Don’t Say Gay” law.

We saw both Disney and some of the media go after Florida for the law, despite the fact that the law doesn’t say anything about being gay. We also saw that Americans were siding with the law and the parents, and rejecting Disney as a result.

But meanwhile, then you have real “don’t say gay” actions from Warner Brothers, and Hollywood seems to be just cool with that.

For example, the gay relationship in the new Harry Potter film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” was edited out of the movie by Warner Bros. for the film’s release in China.

From Variety:

Warner Bros. accepted China’s request to remove six seconds from the movie. The dialogue lines “because I was in love with you” and “the summer Gellert and I fell in love” were cut from “The Secrets of Dumbledore” release (via News.com.au). The rest of the film remained intact, including an understanding that Dumbledore and Grindelwald share an intimate bond.

“As a studio, we’re committed to safeguarding the integrity of every film we release, and that extends to circumstances that necessitate making nuanced cuts in order to respond sensitively to a variety of in-market factors,” Warner Bros. said in a statement to Variety. “Our hope is to release our features worldwide as released by their creators but historically we have faced small edits made in local markets.”

“In the case of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,’ a six-second cut was requested and Warner Bros. accepted those changes to comply with local requirements but the spirit of the film remains intact,” the statement added. “We want audiences everywhere in the world to see and enjoy this film, and it’s important to us that Chinese audiences have the opportunity to experience it as well, even with these minor edits.”

Oh. Translation: we’re willing to “not say gay” and toss what we supposedly think under the bus, if it means more money from China.

So, the bottom line is that they care more about what China says and complying with them than they do with parents in Florida think — parents who just don’t want sex taught to their very young children in school. That’s nothing at all about being gay.

What’s animating Warner Bros. actions? The opening weekend gross reveals what motivates them: $9.7 million in the first three days.

Our Townhall brother Guy Benson summarized it perfectly.

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