The left has really gone backward with their new woke agenda. In a to shove everyone into their own little boxes based on race and gender, they’ve pretty much ruined the wonderful world of entertainment.
Real Time host Bill Maher finally snapped and told the lot to drop the PC casting BS and get back to making films. He leaned into the topic by disguising how actor John Leguizamo played the role of the victim on social media and called for people to boycott a film that would have cast James Franco, a white and Portuguese actor, as Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
John Leguizamo was angry because Franco is not Latino, Maher explained, before noting that Leguizamo is Colombian-American but has played a Venetian in the adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Maher noted several other roles Leguizamo portrayed that did not fit his ethnicity, but he played them anyway.
“Appropriating sounds like an unforgivable sin until you remember that’s what acting is. That’s why acting jobs are called roles,” Maher told the audience. He used several examples of straight, white male actors playing gay and trans roles, for which they were once celebrated.
He noted that many actors choose to keep their private lives private in order to allow the audience to suspend their reality while watching them on television and in movies. Having only gay actors play gay roles would force many men and women to reveal parts of their lives they don’t want to public involved with, Maher argued.
“[Actors] try to keep their private lives private so we don’t think of their real lives when we see them in a movie that attempts to transport us in to a different world,” Maher stated. “Could you really look at this actress now and not think of the trial. Should she only play bed shitters now?” Maher continued, showing a photograph of actress Amber Heard on the stand during her headline-making trial against her ex-husband actor Johnny Depp.
“And it is frankly typical of so much wokeness that doesn’t build on liberalism, it undoes it,” Maher noted. You can watch his full comments on his new rule, “F*ck tha Casting Police” here:
The unhinged actor didn’t just stop there. He went on to say that there should be more Latino films:
“We’re 30 percent of the box office. I want 30 percent of the roles, okay? Thirty percent,”Leguizamo said in a different video posted on Instagram. “That means out of every 10 movies, three of those should be Latin movies, and out of 10 actors in your Marvel movies, three of those will be Latin actors.”