(TheFreedomFlag.com)- Filmmaker Judd Apatow made the astonishing claim earlier this week that China has successfully bought Hollywood’s silence on several issues, using its vast wealth to force the American filmmaking industry to self-censor.
Apatow made the shocking claim during an interview with Ari Melber on MSNBC. He explained how the industry regularly censors content not just to avoid upsetting viewers but to avoid causing problems with other countries…including communist China.
“A lot of these giant corporate entities have business with countries around the world, Saudi Arabia or China, and they’re just not going to criticize them and they’re not going to let their shows criticize them or they’re not going to air documentaries that go deep into truthful areas because they make so much money,” he claimed. He even said that the censorship in Hollywood “completely shuts down critical content” on various important matters.
Apatow said that instead of doing business with China and the communist nation becoming more free, the opposite has happened.
“China has bought our silence with their money,” he said. “What is a result of that is that we never wake up our country or the world, through art or satire, that people are being mistreated in our country or other countries and that’s very dangerous.”
It means that Hollywood may be avoiding releasing documentaries or movies that show the reality of living in some of the more oppressive nations on the planet for the sake of profit – even if it means people don’t know the truth about the horrible conditions in which many millions live in China.
When was the last time you saw a movie that slammed China for paying its citizens very small wages, having extremely high taxes, and maintaining an authoritarian political system that silences critics?
China’s influence on many major institutions beyond Hollywood has been clear for some time, too. During the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus, a World Health Organization official shut down an interview when asked about Taiwan. Dr. Bruce Alyward hung up a call when asked about the country which China claims as its own territory, owing to the influence China has over the World Health Organization.
How long is the world going to let China get away with all this?