Despite what many in the entertainment industry seem to think, people are tired of putting politics on every possible arena of life. Hollywood producer Jason Blum discovered this after the bizarre selection of the film festival as a forum for expressing his opinions against Trump.
On Tuesday Blum, who is the founder of Blumhouse Productions and produced for critically acclaimed films such as "Get Out" and "Whiplash", received the award at the Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills.
The Israeli Film Festival is sponsored by the Adelson Foundation, founded by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who strongly supports President Donald Trump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, during the speech on Blum's admission, he took the opportunity to cast a racket against the president.
"Tonight we have a lot to celebrate at the 32nd Israeli film festival, but at the same time, the Americans went to the polls to use our voting rights," Blum said.
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"I checked the phone quietly and we do it quite well," he continued, which some listeners replied: "Depends on whom".
"The election results come when I say, and many are on the line," Blum said. "The great thing about this country is that you can like Trump, but I do not have to and I can say what I think about it – and I do not like it!"
But many people in the audience were not satisfied with his anti-Trump remarks or his politics pressed into what was supposed to be a movie celebration. Some began to leave, while many of those who remained booed when Blum continued his irrelevant tirade.
As we heard on the video, one voice called to him in reminding: "It's a film festival!"
Watch: Jason Blum was booed and physically removed from the festival in Israel after making controversial political statements about Trump https://t.co/1nAyogEP8i pic.twitter.com/sH80NZVq7B
– Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 7, 2018
Blum continued his political speech when the audience whistled and whistled louder, and more people came out.
U in force removed by Safety! Shame on you! I'm there! This is not a political rally in film awards! I'm ashamed to be called a Jew! Use 2 of us choosing @POTUS @realDonaldTrump in 2020! #KAG I AM ????✡️ Like @jamieleecurtis and I agree 2 I do not agree politically pic.twitter.com/XWIRF43Lfn
– Dr.Estella Sneider (@DrEstella) November 7, 2018
"As you can see from this auditorium, this is the end of civil discourse," he continued. "We have a president who calls the press an enemy of people." Thanks to our president, anti-Semitism is growing. "
Blum had to leave the stage with a security escort, because some of the audience tried to pull him away from the podium.
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He was wrong in citing the audience's reaction as the "end of civic discourse." If he spoke at a political rally, that's one thing. But he appeared at the film festival as a film producer accepting the award. How does it have anything to do with politics?
Viewers had the same right to use freedom of speech as he did. Even though Blum could not do it, he could not control their reaction to what he said – he could only control what he said.
He probably expected a warmer welcome in his sermon against Trump. It is a pity for him that many people are nervous about being listened to by Hollywood hotshots.
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