Ed Driscoll

More Missing Anti-War Celebrities


“Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins Refuse to Comment on Syria,” Noel Sheppard writes at Newsbusters: 

The Hollywood Reporter tried to get comments about the war from Sarandon and Robbins at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, but was told they were “unavailable for comment.”

Included in the “unavailable for comment” list were other predictably anti-war Hollywoodans such as Josh Brolin and Penn Jillette.

To give you an idea just how strong the anti-war silence is in Hollywood, one TIFF attendee was apparently willing to speak with THR until his film’s distributor cautioned him against doing so.

So why are these people reticent to express opinions on this looming war?

Is it what Ed Asner told THR last week: “A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama?”

As Christian Toto asks at Big Hollywood, “Did any distributor caution its talent against bashing President George W. Bush during the run-up to the Iraq war? Seems unlikely given how vocal actors were during that time in recent history.”

Given that far left former comedienne and actress Janeane Garofalo famously admitted in 2003 that “It wasn’t very hip” to protest President Clinton and his foreign interventions, including his attacks on Iraq, will Americans take the Hollywood “anti-war” left seriously the next time there’s a GOP president in the White House and they form their next drum circle for “peace?”