Despite the fact that many in the entertainment industry think, people are tired of entering politics in every possible arena of life. Hollywood producer Jason Blum discovered this after having decided bizarrely to use the film festival as a forum to get acquainted with his anti-Trump thinking.
Blum, founder of Blumhouse Production, and produced for critically acclaimed films such as "Get Out" and "Whiplash", was awarded on Tuesday at the Israeli Film Festival in Beverly Hill.
The Israeli film festival is sponsored by the Adelson Foundation, founded by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who strongly supported President Donald Trump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, during Blum's acceptance speech, he took the opportunity to decide against the president.
"Tonight, we have a lot to celebrate with the opening of the 32nd Israeli Film Festival, but at the same time today, the Americans went to the polls to achieve our vote," Blum said.
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"I was quietly checking my phone and doing pretty well," he continued, as some members of the audience responded, "depends on who".
"The results of the election are rumbling as I speak, and it's all right," Blum said. "It's a big deal for this country that you can love Trump, but I do not have to, and I can tell what I think about it – and I do not like it!"
But many people from the audience were not happy with his objections to Trump or his injecting politics into what was supposed to be a movie celebration. Some began to walk, and many of those who remained as Blum continued their unimportant pull.
As was heard in the video, he reminded him of one voice: "This is a movie festival!"
Watch: Jason Blum was in charge of and physically removed from the Israeli Film Festival stage after making controversial political statements about Trump https://t.co/1nAyogEP8i pic.twitter.com/sH80NZVq7B
– Hollywood Reporter (@THR) 7 November 2018
Blum continued with his political speech as the audience sounded loudly and more people came out.
Protected by Security! Shame on! I w there! This is not Political Rally to W Film Awards Event! I'm uncomfortable to call Jewish colleagues! Use 2 choices @POTUS @realDonaldTrump in 2020! #KAG I JESAM 🇲🇽🇺🇸✡️ I like it @jamieleecurtis & You agree 2 do not agree politically pic.twitter.com/XWIRF43Lfn
– Dr.Estella Sneider (@DrEstella) 7 November 2018
"As you can see from this auditorium, it's the end of civic discourse," he continued. "We have a president who invites the nation's foes. Thanks to our president, anti-Semitism is on the rise."
Blum had to leave the stage with a security escort, as some members of the audience tried to get him out of the stand.
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It is wrong to point out the public's reaction as "the end of the civil discourse". If he spoke at a political gathering, that was one. But he appeared at the film festival as a film producer who accepted the award. How does it have to do with politics?
The audience had the same right to freedom of speech as he did. Despite what he might have liked, Blum could not control their response to what he said – he could only control what he said.
He probably expected a warm welcome for his anti-Trump sermon. It's a shame for what many people are angry about because they were being taught by Hollywood hotshots.
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