More fodder for the woke mob! As we predicted, they’ve start eating their own – and their newest target has been called the most wholesome man in Hollywood.
Don’t ever apologize to the mob…ever!
No matter what full-throated apology one may make, it will never be good enough for them.
Legendary actor Tom Hanks just found this out the hard way.
Hanks recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in which he urged more widespread teaching of the horrific 1921 Tulsa Massacre.
Seems like a reasonable position; it is an ugly episode of American history; the good parts of our history should be taught, as well as the bad ones…
But then Hanks went on to apologize for not being diverse enough in his body of work. God forbid that he made films that depict American heroes in Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, and Bridge of Spies, that is unacceptable; he must be publicly shamed.
Hanks wrote, “History was mostly written by white people about white people like me, while the history of Black people — including the horrors of Tulsa — was too often left out. Until relatively recently, the entertainment industry, which helps shape what is history and what is forgotten, did the same. That includes projects of mine.”
Although, I have to admit I do take pleasure in watching Hollywood openly admit they have been racist while they lecture the rest of America on racism; it is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
But Hanks’ mea culpa wasn’t good enough for NPR’s Eric Deggans.
Deggans is the media and entertainment critic for government run media…your tax dollars at work, folks!
It is essential that our hard-earned tax dollars fund an entertainment critic, the survival of the republic depends on hard hitting reporting on the entertainment industry, and if you say otherwise, you are racist…or something.
Deggans wrote an op ed titled: “Opinion: Tom Hanks Is A Non-Racist. It’s Time for Him to Be Anti-Racist.”
In the piece Deggans “educated” Hanks, by writing the following:
“If he really wants to make a difference, Hanks and other stars need to talk specifically about how their work has contributed to these problems and how they will change. They need to make specific commitments to changing the conversation in story subjects, casting and execution. That is the truly hard work of building change.
Rather than talk about what ‘historically based fiction entertainment’ must do, why not talk about what Tom Hanks, longtime scripted and documentary executive producer, will do? As a star who can get a movie made just by agreeing to appear in it, what will Tom Hanks, movie star, actually do?
People often say columns such as the one by Hanks are published to start a conversation. Well, here is my suggestion: Let’s make part of that conversation how baby boomer filmmakers have made fortunes amplifying ideas of white American exceptionalism and heroism.
And how their responsibility now lies with helping dismantle and broaden the ideas they helped cement in the American mind.”
See? Tom Hanks must atone for his entire body of work; his many classic films and roles are to be whitewashed from the annals of cinema and he must repent by making films that people like Eric Deggans approve of.
Who died and made Deggans king?
Tom Hanks is famous because he has made many great films, and yes, even several patriotic films like Saving Private Ryan, and produced the Band of Brothers and John Adam’s mini-series for HBO.
And for that Tom Hanks must be canceled.
Run, Forest, run! The woke mob is coming for you next! Hurry before it’s too late.