Judd Apatow and Jamie Lee Curtis among those defending Jason Blum’s comments
Jason Blum is one of Hollywood’s biggest film producers, known for taking risks in the horror genre and with more adventurous independent films. This has been a good year for him: he saw one film he produced, Get Out, nominated for best picture at the Oscars and another, BlacKkKlansman, win the Cannes Grand Prix.
On Tuesday night, as midterm election results were still coming in, he received another honour for his trophy cabinet, this time from the Israeli film festival in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
We have seen the end of civil discourse. We have a President who calls the Press the enemy of the people. Nationalism is surging. Dog whistle politics are rampant and anti-Semitism is on the rise in ways my generation never thought imaginable.