A crisis public relations consultant told an entertainment publication that in Hollywood “anything” that offends the political Left is a problem and that his clients go out of their way to post things on social media that will appease the online left-wing outrage mob.
The comments were featured in a story published by The Hollywood Reporter about Disney’s recent firing of conservative actress Gina Carano. The publication noted that publicists have advised their clients to “steer clear of politics, especially anything leaning right.”
“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. And anything that’s going to offend the left is a problem,” says crisis PR rep Juda Engelmayer. “I have clients who are making an extraordinary effort to post what the social left wants to see.”
Carano, who will produce a movie for The Daily Wire, said that she wanted to send “out a direct message of hope to everyone living in fear of cancellation by the totalitarian mob.”
“I have only just begun using my voice which is now freer than ever before, and I hope it inspires others to do the same,” Carano continued.
Carano told Bari Weiss in a post published this week that she was stunned to learn about the outrage that was ginned up online over one of her tweets.
“I was in utter shock and confusion when certain people said it was antisemitic,” Carano told Bari Weiss. “Then, as I went to take it down, I noticed that the image was not the same as the one people were referencing. I was honestly confused: should I take it down, or leave it up? I still don’t know the answer to that question, because taking it down only makes the mob attack you more.”
The Daily Wire reported:
Weiss noted that people online were not only pointing to a tweet that Carano posted that compared the current political environment in the U.S. to Nazi Germany but they also had found an image that Carano posted in December that had “a striking resemblance to an infamous East London mural called ‘Freedom for Humanity’ that Jeremy Corbyn defended from destruction.”
The image showed several old men sitting around a monopoly table that represented power over different industries around the world.
“To me, at first glance, that image looks as if it’s a visual representation of the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion,’” Weiss, who is Jewish, continued. “When old men, money, a globe and a secret meeting are in one picture, my mind screams ‘Jews!’ But it seems that, to a lot of people, it genuinely does not, perhaps because there are no explicitly Jewish symbols.”
“The image for me was a statement that people need to stand together and rise up, stop being so manipulated by the powers that believe they know what’s best for you and play games with our lives,” Carano said. “My heart has only ever had ultimate respect and love for the Jewish community.”