Over the past few weeks, A-list Hollywood producer and top Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein has been hit with numerous rape and sexual assault allegations. Now, A-list star Jessica Chastain is speaking out to reveal the grim truth about Hollywood that this scandal has exposed.
At Elle Magazine's Women In Entertainment event Monday evening, actress Jessica Chastain took her turn at the podium as an opportunity to call out hypocrisy in Hollywood.
"This is an industry rife with racism, sexism and homophobia," she said, speaking to a room full of women including Laura Dern, Riley Keough and Aaron Sorkin. "It is so closely woven into the fabric of the business that we have become snowblind to the glaring injustices happening every day."
She continued, "Oh we're very quick to point the finger at others and address the issue with social action and fundraising. Yet there is a clear disconnect between how we practice what we preach in our industry."
Chastain is spot on with this assessment. Over the past year, wealthy Hollywood stars have lectured Americans about how "evil" President Donald Trump is, going so far as to accuse him of being a "sexual predator" despite the fact that no allegations against him have been proven. Meanwhile, the stars continued to work with Weinstein, whose sexual crimes were an open secret in Hollywood for decades. It seems leftist Hollywood stars have no problem covering up sexual assaults as long as they are filling their own pockets.
Unfortunately, this kind of hypocrisy is nothing new in Hollywood. A-list directors like Woody Allen and Roman Polanski are heralded as legends and continue to make major films to this day despite the rape and sexual assault claims that have been made against them. It's ridiculous that Hollywood stars continue to shame Trump supporters for voting for a supposed "sexual predator" when they allow all of this to go on in their own industry unchallenged.
In the end, Hollywood stars should stop lecturing the American people about politics and start focusing on their own life choices. What do you think about this? Sound off in the comments section below!