On Aug. 5, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh blasted celebrities like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz for labeling Israel’s self-defense measures against Hamas as “genocide.”
He wasn’t done.
Kavanaugh penned a scathing op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter today, shaming his Hollywood peers for either staying silent or aligning themselves with a group that would crush their artistic achievements … and do far worse if they lived in Gaza.
If you’re a woman, gay, Christian, Jewish or just non-Muslim and reading this, be thankful you don’t live in Gaza. Not only would you not be allowed to read this, you probably would be publicly executed. If you’ve ever voiced an opinion that isn’t shared by Hamas publicly or merely attended a meeting where people are discussing anything Hamas does not support, be thankful you don’t live in Gaza, as you probably would be publicly executed….
Why, in a community [like Hollywood] that celebrates the human spirit and the right to share opinions via art, do some celebrities express opinions that Hamas would support in its war against Israel. Israel is perhaps the closest free-thinking place to Hollywood….
How can a Hollywood community so tolerant … tolerate this utter tyranny?
Among the actors who have spoken out strongly on Israel’s behalf include Robert Davi, Jon Voight, Nick Searcy, James Woods and Adam Baldwin.