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Actor Ron Perlman shared – and then deleted — a video of himself railing against studio executives, apparently threatening to destroy the home of one individual whose name he did not reveal.
Perlman’s comments come as the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced Thursday that it would join with the Writers Guild of America in the first joint strike since the 1960s. On the table are issues such as the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and residuals for streaming content.
Shit's getting real in the WGA + SAG strike.
"There's a lot of ways to lose your house." pic.twitter.com/XqiSZF2lbr
— Hear in LA (@hearinladotcom) July 14, 2023
Perlman referenced an unnamed studio exec who, according to a report from Deadline, had argued that the strike should drag on until writers and actors came to the table in desperation once they started “losing their apartments and losing their houses.”
“One more thing before I get off here,” he said. “The mother***er who said we’re going to keep this thing going until people start losing their houses and their apartments, listen to me, motherf***er, there’s a lot of ways to lose your house. Some of it is financial, some of it is karma, and some of it is just figuring out who the f*** said that.”
“And we know who said that and where he f***ing lives,” Perlman continued. “There’s a lot of ways to lose your house. You wish that on people, you wish that families starve, while you’re making $27 f***ing million a year for creating nothing? Be careful, motherf***er. Be really careful, ’cause that’s the kind of s*** that stirs s*** up.”
The “Hellboy” actor has made headlines numerous times for his social media posts, once referring to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) as a “Nazi pig” over the Parental Rights in Education law — despite the fact that he clearly did not understand what it did.
“Good morning, Governor DeSantis,” Perlman began with a leering smile. “Ron here. Um, don’t say gay? Don’t say… as the first two words of a sentence spoken by a political leader of a state in the United States of America? Don’t say gay? Don’t f***ing say gay you f***ing Nazi pig? Say. First Amendment. Read about it. Then run for office. You piece of s***.”
The Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro responded to Perlman at the time, saying simply, “You are literally too stupid to insult.”