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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shock: Here's How Trump Supporters Lose Acting Gigs

Hollywood In Toto
Trump supporters in Hollywood might find work even harder to come by since Jan. 20, according to a revelation by comic actor Jimmy Yang.

Yang dropped by “The Adam and Dr. Drew Show” earlier this week to talk about his HBO series “Silicon Valley.” And, of course, “help save some babies,” as frequent guest David Alan Grier calls the hosts’ advocacy.

. . . "The podcast chat soon steered into ABC’s cancellation of “Last Man Standing.” The popular sitcom starred Tim Allen, a conservative playing a conservative named Mike Baxter. Some on the right questioned why ABC would ditch a ratings winner featuring one of TV’s biggest stars.
"Could the industry’s hard-left politics be to blame?
"That’s when Yang dropped this bomb on the podcast hosts.
"Yang described a conversation he had recently with a casting executive at “one of the studios” in Hollywood. Yang wanted to know if the person cared how many Instagram followers someone had before hiring them. In our social media age, having a large cyber following can be attractive to some employers.
“ 'I do check the Instagrams to see if there’s anything weird, if they get drunk every day or if they’re a Trump supporter,” Yang recalls her saying. “Then, I don’t know. I would have a hard time…”
“ 'That’s messed up, though,” Yang says about her confession. “Aren’t you being a bigot in a way?”
"It might be more than just one casting executive, though.
"Earlier this year The Los Angeles Times wrote about the discrimination conservatives face in Hollywood for simply espousing a different political viewpoint.
"Trump supporters, apparently, have it the worst." . . .

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