Hollywood hypocrisy

Hollywood hypocrisy

Brent Bozell examines ABC’s cancellation of a summer reality show under pressure from the political correctness crowd. The irony is that while it was liberal politically correct groups that opposed “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” it was white, middle-class Christian Bush voters who were the object of the show’s scorn. The premise is that a neighborhood of these people have to choose who will win a new house on their cul-de-sac and the potential winners are a litany of the typical people that the media template says the white Christian conservatives will be biased against.

Gay groups didn’t like the fact that the Christians didn’t automatically accept the gays in one episode, even though they came around according to the Hollywood script by the end of the series. Fair housing groups didn’t like the idea that it showed neighbors choosing who could move in among them. And so on.

Under this pressure, ABC caved and cancelled the show. Huh. I thought Hollywood decried censorship and those intolerant people who dared to infringe on their creative license. Ah but, that’s just censorship from the right-wing conservatives. When it’s liberals infringing on their creativity, then it’s just fine. Wouldn’t want to get left off the cocktail party invitation lists.

The hypocrisy is not surprising, but it is breathtaking in its brazenness.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli