Inclusion Riders of the Showbiz Apocalypse

“…Whatever one feels about Schneider or Redgrave, they came to pick a fight – which takes a certain amount of courage. Sunday’s bloodless affirmations of solidarity with “dreamers” required not a scintilla of courage: They were simply the necessary cue to bathe in the warm glow of collective moral narcissism, which is as cloying and nauseating a perfume as there is. Miss Redgrave consciously chose to be unpopular. By contrast, Sunday’s crowd said all the right things, all the de rigueur things, and yet were strangely unlikeable, and charmless.”

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