Are actors finally seeing the light on woke overreach?
June 27, 2023
Hollywood is run by fear, and nothing is scarier than breaking free from woke orthodoxy.
The most powerful actress in Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson, once groveled for forgiveness when she did just that. The same proved true with literary superstar Stephen King after he suggested excellence mattered more than scoring diversity points.
Now, two famous starlets are speaking out, albeit carefully, on how what Elon Musk dubbed the “woke mind virus” interrupts the creative process.
Eva Longoria is best known for the ABC smash “Desperate Housewives.” Now, she’s behind the camera for the factually wobbly but conservative-leaning “Flamin’ Hot.” The film tells the alleged true story of the Mexican immigrant behind the spicy Frito-Lay chip.
Longoria, doing the press rounds to support the film, admitted Hollywood couldn’t create a show like “Desperate Housewives” in today’s woke climate.
Even if she never uttered the “W” word in the process.
“I don’t know if we could do the show today,” she said. “I think we’d get canceled. I mean, not canceled on TV, but like canceled in culture, because it was so groundbreaking. We said and did so many things that were shocking at the time.”