Hollywood continues to be the leader in Hypocrisy when it comes to Values, Faith, and what American Society is all about. I won’t take away the talent that a performer has and their ability to achieve success portraying a character. My criticism comes from the fact that they choose to accept certain roles and Hollywood chooses to create productions that center around themes detrimental to a loving, peaceful society.
When a television show is broadcast it is given a “larger than life” persona and normalizes whatever the plot is centered around. Yesterday’s Emmy awards propped up themes of families violently fighting for power, a hit-man taking acting lessons, a non married woman having sex with both men and women and even hitting on a priest, and these were just the winners… many more that were not even nominated are shown weekly.
Hollywood will blame certain guns, they will blame a certain political party and they will blame whoever they want but if we look at what types of television shows that were produced prior to the last 20 years we will see more family oriented shows, those that did NOT portray either the mother or father as a half-witted, lazy, sex crazed, bad influence. We wouldn’t see the acceptance of teen sex but rather how parents navigate the challenges of parenting. We wouldn’t see the glamour of drug use or making the drug dealer, mobster, etc. the hero.
Today’s youth would rather play violent video games than play outside. Teens look at sex as a right of passage rather than a part of a serious, loving relationship. Marriage is considered by many as just the next step in dating but if doesn’t work out than divorce is fine and multiple marriages are becoming normalized. And of course, the violence. Killing someone, killing yourself, rape, assault, and abuse of drugs are ALL normalized in Hollywood productions with even the most violent characters being promoted as the star and stories written to “understand” their violence to the point where it is expected and accepted.
We don’t need to mention all the machinery that is used on these productions, all the large cars, planes, boats, etc. but the “Hollywood Elite” will have no problem shouting about the violence in society, or their claim of caring about the environment etc. yet they never take ANY responsibility.
A passage in the Bible sums it up…ISAIAH 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Although I find it highly unlikely that those in Hollywood reference the Bible before they produce a show or accept a role, which is why these influential people are so dangerous to our society. So, to all those “Hollywood” loud mouths that claim to care about what is happening in America I urge you to look in the mirror and see how you can be part of the solution and not part of the problem.