SNLer Victoria Jackson Exposes Hollywood Bias
I am going now to Amazon to buy her book. You should too…
What a story on the how closed minded, narrow and fearful Hollywood is of anyone who is not in their group think.
Exclusive: Comedienne explains what she has in common with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Victoria Jackson, a “ Saturday Night Live” cast member from 1986-1992, is an actress, comedienne, songwriter, uke player, wife, mother, ex-gymnast, Jesus-follower and new grandmother … not in that order. Published: 2 days ago
Julia Louis-Dreyfus just announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Of course, she used her announcement to make a political statement advocating universal health care. I guess she doesn’t know that the first thing Hitler did when he came to power was put the government in charge of health care – the power of life and death.
Julia also used the recent Emmys to allude to impeaching Trump.
Apparently, the only people allowed to be publicly political are progressives. I’ve been politically silent for the last two years. Not just because I’ve been battling breast cancer myself (double mastectomy, five months of chemo, 33 radiation treatments) diagnosed at the same age Julia was, 56, but because I am exhausted from the backlash and blacklisting I’ve experienced from speaking out politically! I immediately lost all my stand up gigs in 2010 when I supported the tea party. Two agents dropped me. A booker backed out. My income plummeted.
More recently, I was asked not to speak at a local Cancer Survivor Event called “Survivor-ville,” even though I just wrote a book about surviving cancer! My book is called “Lavender Hair.” I was told that one of the donors “didn’t like my politics.” Netflix and CMT refused to watch a three-minute sizzle reel I made this summer pitching a new comedy show idea. They told my producer, “We wouldn’t touch Victoria Jackson with a 10-foot pole!”
I’ll be shocked if NBC responds to my publisher’s request to have me as a guest this month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on the Hoda and Kathie Lee show, even though Hoda, a breast cancer survivor, is mentioned fondly in my book. And, I know Kathie Lee.
You see, it’s not just a rumor that conservatives in Hollywood are blacklisted. It’s true.