Can an actor act?
That is the question I wanted to weigh in on when I saw the brouhaha about Scarlett Johansson’s role in the upcoming movie “Rub and Tug.”
My judgment: Yes. A woman play a man or a trans man.
And so, in a colum we published on Friday, July 6th, I criticized those who suggested that she was doing anything nefarious by taking this job.
Apparently, that radical view — that actors should be free to act — is beyond the pale of acceptable opinion, as just a few hours after it went up, the piece was erased from the site following a campaign against me.
I have other views that some might consider “controversial.”
I believe, for example, ‘safe spaces” are an insane concept that belong nowhere near our institutions of higher learning.
I believe that people should be admitted universities on the basis of merit, not depending on the color their skin.
I believe that Hamas — not Israel– is the worst enemy the Palestinian people have.
I believe that members of the gang MS-13 are animals, and that there’s nothing wrong with saying so.
I believe that accuasations of “cultural appropriation” encourage divisions instead of bridging them.
I had hoped to be able to writ eabout these and other issues as a columnist here, and for a while, I did.
I have enjoyed the few months I have worked here and I am really disheartened about what has transpired in the past few days.
I wish I could say I am surprised.
Unfortunately, what happend with my piece– the tarring of a commonsensical view as somehow bigoted or not thought out; the capitulation on the part of those who are supposed to be the adults to the mob–is a pattern happening all over the country within institututions that pride themselve on open-mindedness and liberalism.
Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am resigning from my positino as columnist effective immediately.
Source : https://www.mediaite.com/online/business-insider-columnist-greenbaum-resigns-over-publications-decision-to-pull-culturally-insensitive-article/368