Where are Hollywood types when free speech is overrun by murderous Islamists? They’re usually caterwauling about their own right to free speech, but just like the feminist movement, they somehow disappear when faced with Islamists who would counter their sentiments by blowing them up or (in the case of Christians in Egypt) crucifying them.
The film that catalyzed the violence in Cairo was reportedly terrible, with actors standing in front of backdrops that looked cheap. It didn’t matter; the film satirized Mohammed and triggered heavy violence as a result.
Comedian Bill Maher once defended his right to free speech this way:
“The bit I did about Palin using the word c–, one of the biggest laughs in my act, I did it all over the country, not one person ever registered disapproval, and believe me, audiences are not afraid to let you know. Because it was a routine where that word came in at just the right moment. Context is very important, and it’s also important to remember that stand-up comedy is the final frontier of free speech. Still, I stopped doing that routine, but I would like someone to replace that word if it’s so awful with another one that has the same meaning for a person – not just women, it’s a word you can and lots do (all the British, for example) use for both sexes. It has a very specific meaning.”
And he didn’t mind angering Christians with this tweet, after Tim Tebow had a terrible game:
“Wow, Jesus just f*cked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo’s killing them.'”
He’s sure silent now. Hollywood constantly champions free speech; they have been protesting since the Hays Code was instituted in 1930.
So where are the courageous Hollywood fighters for free speech today?