(TargetLiberty.org) – Actress Halle Berry has pulled out of a film role after pressure from transgender activists. The 53-year-old had been preparing to play a trans man in an upcoming movie, and on Saturday she discussed it while being interviewed for an Instagram video. However, the video was soon bombarded with hostile comments from social media activists, and by Tuesday, Berry had changed her mind.
Halle Berry has been hounded out of a trans role in a new film. The culture police say only trans people should play trans people. This is madness. Don’t they realise that actors are supposed to pretend to be people they are not?https://t.co/nNxVwkhQs2
— spiked (@spikedonline) July 7, 2020
The hostility was caused by the fact that Berry isn’t trans, and therefore some people – who are apparently unaware that actors and actresses generally play people they’re not – decided it was inappropriate for her to play a trans character. Berry has now issued a statement apologizing and thanking the bullies for their “guidance and critical conversation.”
While Hollywood isn’t always known for being loaded with morals and upstanding character traits, it’s wrong to bully anyone out of a job.
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