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  • pebble.ubetcha pebble.ubetcha Sep 12, 2013 10:15 AM Flag


    TV legend Ed Asner says "A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama."
    Adds "Mary Tyler Moore" actor Asner, "It will be a done deal before Hollywood is mobilized. This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its a--."
    Asner, who has seven Emmy awards to his name, further explains that a main reason celebrities haven't come forward in protest is because they don't want to be called racist.
    "A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama," says Asner.
    Asner continued about the current president: "I voted for him, but I'm not proud. He hasn't thrown himself on the funeral pyre. I wanted him to sacrifice himself. Instead, he has proved himself to be a corporatist, and as long as he's a corporatist, he's not my president. A lot of people have lost hope -- with the betrayals, the NSA spying ... People aren't getting active because 'Who gives a sh--?' is essentially the bottom line."
    Farrell echoed his friend's sentiments: " He's a disappointment to me and other people I know."
    Hollywood's silence is deafening in contrast to the handful of celebrities, from Martin Sheen to Neil Young and Barbra Streisand, who railed against the Bush administration throughout the 2000s, imploring Bush against going to war with Iraq.

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