Well of course liberal Hollywood elites would do this. Here’s the headline from the Hollywood trade paper Variety:
Hollywood Stars, Entertainment Companies Sign Open Letter Condemning Georgia Voting Restrictions
Among the stars listed as signing, says Variety, are:
“The hundreds of signatories included the likes of Netflix, Amazon, ViacomCBS, Starbucks, Facebook and UTA, as well as celebrities such as Rooney Mara, George Clooney, Mark Ruffalo, Larry David, Josh Gad, Lee Daniels, George Lucas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leonardo Dicaprio, Demi Lovato, Shonda Rhimes, Samuel L. Jackson, Orlando Bloom and Naomi Campbell. Business titans such as Michael Bloomberg, Scooter Braun, J.J. Abrams, David Geffen and Warren Buffett also signed the note.”
One has to ask: Have they even read the law?
Over there at Real Clear Politics a number of leaders in the black community had another view altogether. The headline:
Why We Black Leaders Support Voter ID Laws
The column said, in part, this, bold print for emphasis supplied:
“America is a country of over 300 million people. We are comprised of every shape, size, nationality, and opinion. This diversity has proven to be one of our greatest strengths.
However, if you listened to largely white liberal media personalities and elite CEOs, you wouldn’t know this. According to liberal orthodoxy, all Blacks think alike, and all Blacks support Black Lives Matter, and all Blacks oppose the recently enacted Georgia Election Integrity Act.
…These elites are totally oblivious to the real Black leaders, such as civil rights legend Robert Woodson and Richard Finley; younger leaders like Wall Street wizard John Burnett; National Black Chamber of Commerce founders Harry and Kay Alford; Michael Murphy, political operative extraordinaire from Georgia; business and football legend Herschel Walker; Texas state Rep. James White; 21-year-old West Virginia state Rep. Caleb Hanna; former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer S. Carroll; former ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission Ken Blackwell; and U.S. Congressmen Byron Donalds and Burgess Owens, to name a few.
What do all these people have in common? They are all Republican, therefore white liberal elites don’t deem them to be Black because they come from a conservative perspective.
…To add insult to this patronizing injury, the very same liberal elites who blast voter ID laws that most Blacks support run corporations that practice similar ID policies. If every other ethnicity is required to show an ID to vote, why is the Black race considered incapable of doing so.
This notion is absolutely insulting.
You can’t board a plane without an ID. You can’t pick up a package from a UPS distribution center without an ID. You can’t buy alcohol without an ID. And you definitely can’t visit President Biden in the White House without an ID. Is that racist? Of course it isn’t.”
Got that? These liberal Hollywood elites are attacking ID to vote in Georgia – in spite of the fact that black leaders aplenty in and out of Georgia do in fact support the law. (As noted in this space right here with Georgia black clergy standing up for the law.)
As a matter of fact, when it comes to ID in Hollywood? Take a look at just one major Hollywood studio – Warner Brothers. The studio runs tours. And if you are visiting Hollywood and want to take the Warner studio tour you will learn this from the studio web site:
“A form of legal photo identification is required to be shown during check-in.”
It doesn’t get more hypocritical than that.
But hey, this is Hollywood.