PR Strategist Confirms Hollywood Bias Towards Leftist Social Ideologies
By Movieguide® Staff
Public relations strategist Juda Engelmayer revealed to The Hollywood Reporter the entertainment industry’s bias which seeks to silence celebrities who voice “anything” that “offends the left.”
“I don’t know what people at Disney personally believe or don’t believe with regard to politics, but, as a corporate entity, they want to stay as trouble-free as possible,” Engelmayer said. “And anything that’s going to offend the left is a problem. I have clients who are making an extraordinary effort to post what the social left wants to see.”
One way publicists steer their clients around this bias is by encouraging them to avoid politics altogether. However, celebrities who are candid about their political or religious views, like Gina Carano, are at a clear risk of “cancellation” for not holding up the political left’s social viewpoints that now steer company decisions.
Movieguide® previously reported:
Although actress Gina Carano was fired from the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN over social media posts comparing today’s political divide to a similar culture in Germany before the Nazis came to power, several high-profile voices took a stand to back Carano and defend freedom of speech.
Carano is not shy about sharing her conservative views on social media and has received backlash in the past. However, this time Lucasfilm confirmed in a statement that Carano is “not currently employed by” the company and “there are no plans for” her return “in the future.”
The decision to drop Carano was met with praise from liberal fans in favor of canceling the 38-year-old actress.
Engelmayer isn’t the only crisis public relations expert weighing in.
“You need an inclusive and welcoming tone set from the top,” says André Carrington, author of Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction and Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.
Another manager who is dealing with cancel culture said, “If you’re too far on both sides, it hurts you.”
Though some people claim cancel culture is a form of accountability, when it’s only applied to conservatives, it’s blatant censorship. Eventually, the left may cancel so many people that no dissenting voice will be left. How can we, then, learn from an echo chamber?