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SAG's plea against blacklisting - hypocrites!

Posted to Poetry and Politics

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The entertainment industry must not blacklist people who speak out against war with Iraq, the Screen Actors Guild said.

"Some have recently suggested that well-known individuals who express 'unacceptable' views should be punished by losing their right to work," the union said in a statement posted Monday on its Web site.

"Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation," the statement added.

The reference was to the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s, when actors and writers suspected of harboring pro-Communist sentiments were barred from working.

-this is should be an outrage to any non-union actor. we all
remember the actor / writer strikes a couple years ago when
SAG promised to blacklist any actor who crossed lines to
work in their chosen profession, to pay the rent, to put food
on the table. and now SAG cries in defense of its hollywood
pundits - "you musnt blacklist!" ???

fuck you SAG and your double standard holier than thou

the non-union actor is the current communist in the eyes
of mccarthy-esque SAG. we are to be rooted out exposed and blacklisted accordingly.

fuck you SAG and your pot calling the kettle BLACKLISTED