Ted Cruz TRASHES Hollywood Stars, Leaves Them SPEECHLESS
He’s not messing around.
According to Breitbart News, Sen. Ted Cruz slammed Hollywood stars stating that they are “fully complicit” in censorship coming out of China.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked, “Senator Ted Cruz is infuriated by it and says it’s time for the government to punish studios that grovel before their Chinese masters. He joins us tonight. Senator, thanks so much for coming on. How big is this problem?”
Cruz said, “Well, the problem of China generally is enormous. And I think this should be a wakeup call to the entire world, this pandemic that is playing out. The problem of censorship is a massive problem within China. China’s own censorship and cover up of this pandemic helped produce 257,000 deaths worldwide. And when it comes to Hollywood — Hollywood is not an innocent bystander here. Hollywood is fully complicit. Hollywood works with the Chinese censors. Hollywood has been willing over and over and over again. There’s so much money at stake.”
He added, “You pointed out ‘Top Gun.’ I mean, think about that for a second. The original ‘Top Gun’ may have been the greatest Navy recruiting film ever made. They didn’t just change the Taiwanese flag. They also removed the Japanese flag. Both of them were in the back of Maverick’s jacket and the studios didn’t want to tick off the Chinese censors, so they pulled it down.”
He continued, “What are we saying to the world? That Maverick is afraid of the Chinese communists? I’ll give you another example. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ fabulous movie, terrific biopic of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen. The Chinese censors demanded that they edit out scenes showing that Freddie Mercury was gay, that he was homosexual. Now pause to think about how many Hollywood producers like to virtue signal about their courage and free speech and artistic integrity, and yet, they happily try to edit out the fact that Freddie Mercury is gay. I mean, that is — it’s extraordinary. And so I’ve introduced this legislature.” You can read the full article here.