Now acting is off limits.
Halle Berry has issued an apology to the cancel culture mob for accepting a role to play a transgender character. She will no longer play the part and will now use her cisgender voice to promote better representation. Cringeworthy.
Aren’t actors/actresses chosen for their ability to act as those they are not? Isn’t the point of picking stars to play roles connected to box office takings?
Should Berry apologize for playing a CIA agent in a James Bond flick? Should CIA agents be able to tell their own story? Where was her voice for such vocational appropriation? What about Catwoman?
Maybe a real psychopathic serial killer should have played Hannibal Lector and not Anthony Hopkins because it might have engaged in homicidal appropriation.
Here’s an idea. Perhaps Hollywood should set up a politburo staffed with radical Marxists who will dictate to producers who they can typecast in roles for their movies. Perhaps stories should also be vetted. Historical movies will erase fact and be rewritten. Truth be told we’re already there.
The movie Dunkirk was criticized for not having enough actors of colour or women in it and First Man deleted the scene of Neil Armstrong planting an American flag on the moon, sort of a significant point in history that celebrated American exceptionalism.
Self loathing is just getting so pathetic and boring.