Friday, September 14, 2018

Activist: ‘A Star Is Born’ Star Shames Dead Gay Men, Women, and Minorities

I just received this email and thought you should know about the queer and present danger the latest remake of "A Star Is Born" poses ...

Dear Editor:

In this era of social justice and #MeToo, we have to be as vigilant as possible in calling out offenders. Earlier this week, it was revealed that Jon Peters, the producer of the upcoming film A Star is Born, spent years sexually harassing women. Warner Brothers tried to minimize his involvement, but – according to many sources – they are lying through their teeth to do PR damage.
Even if Jon Peters wasn’t involved on the film in a completely hands-on way, Andrew Dice Clay was. He plays a major role in the film as Lady Gaga’s character’s dad. If you are old enough to remember, Andrew Dice Clay was notorious for using his comedy shows to bash women, the LGBT community, immigrants, African-Americans, and everyone else. Here are some of his most famous clips:
It is abhorrent that he is being awarded with a role in a major film that already is problematic. We cannot be silent about this just because A Star is Born is being distributed by a major studio and people want it to do well. Responsible journalists, especially those in the LGBT community, need to expose this and inspire a call to action. Please let me know if you have any questions or need more details.

Frank Washington


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