Not everyone in Hollywood is a raging leftist who wants to see the voices of those who have a different worldview silenced by the goons that run social media platforms.
In fact, actress, songwriter, and singer Keri Hilson came out recently and called the banning of President Trump from Twitter “dangerous,” and stating that “democracy must include the freedom of speech,” and censorship from Twitter likely won’t stop with the president.
“This may be funny. But it is a little dangerous too,” Hilson said in a video story posted to her Instagram account. “Take Trump out of it for a moment…A democracy must include freedom of speech. Imagine other leaders or popular figures not being able to voice their opinion if it opposes majority of world leaders…Our freedom of speech being taken from us.”
“Slowly but surely (censorship),” she warned. “If the leader of the ‘free world’ can be removed. Imagine that same right of civilians. Imagine believing every time you read ‘false information detected’ and propaganda, deceptive reports, and flat out lies being the only thing we see.”
Hilson was bombarded with ridicule over her warning from fans accusing her of “defending” President Trump. Hilson, of course, is a left-wing activist, even performing at a campaign event for Democratic darling Stacey Abrams back in 2018, during her unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.
In response to the backlash, Hilson doubled-down on her message while emphasizing that she doesn’t “give a f*** about Trump.”
“For the record, I don’t give a f*** about Trump. My post wasn’t as much about him as some are purposely trying to make it. If you can’t comprehend, I said ‘take Trump out of it,’ so don’t come at me like I’m caping for Trump. I recognize why we was removed. It’s the wider view that’s scary to me,” the actress said.
“It brought on a broader fear because I have several influential friends who are constantly censored, silenced & shadow-banned for anything they post — even personal opinions — that opposes the gov’t, elite agenda, or cooperative platforms. And they’re NOT inciting violence. That’s where I’m coming from,” Hilson explained.
Keri Hilson stepped in to further explain her comments on censorship pic.twitter.com/JorlgHZ21s
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) January 10, 2021
There haven’t been very many voices from Hollywood and other parts of the entertainment industry that have spoken out against Big Tech censorship. In fact, many of them actually support the silencing of those with different worldviews.
Take actor Sacha Baron Cohen for example. Cohen called the banning of President Trump “the most important moment in the history of social media.” The actor then gave a harsh rebuke to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki for not banning the president, imploring her to “save democracy” and ban him.
How can one save democracy by destroying it?
Besides that, we aren’t a democracy. We’re a democratic republic. Huge difference. But I wouldn’t expect someone like Cohen to grasp that.