Signorile On “Hollywood Hypocrisy”

“Too many people are dismissing the action of A&E at reinstating Phil Robertson so soon after suspending him from Duck Dynasty. It’s just a TV show, they say, and we have all of these wins on marriage equality — and look at Utah! But this is not about, ‘Oh, we’re ‘winning,’ so who cares about Duck Dynasty?’ As long as our so-called ‘friends’ in Hollywood promote and tolerate this kind of hate for money, we’ve not won much. Tomorrow they’ll throw an AIDS benefit to assuage their guilt, or come out and say some wonderful things about LGBT people, while making millions of dollars by promoting hate against us, shrouded in religious beliefs, and raising America’s kids on hate. And the racism they’re promoting with Phil Robertson, who posited that blacks were happier under Jim Crow, while they claim to be so inclusive and anti-racist, is appalling, and shows the height of Hollywood hypocrisy.” – Michelangelo Signorile, writing for the Huffington Post.