Author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis recently blasted the notion peddled by Hollywood that the industry is ruled by creative freedom and not the almighty dollar.
As noted by the Federalist, the “American Psycho” author called Hollywood “pure corporate culture with corporate rules.”
As such, when shows fail to draw good numbers, they are canceled.
Apparently, that was the problem with anti-Trump “comedian” Michelle Wolf.
Her show, “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” was recently canceled by Netflix after 10 weeks because, as sources told Deadline, Wolf did not gather “enough viewership to secure a renewal.”
Leftists were apoplectic.
Hollywood liberal and writer for the Hollywood Reporter Daniel Fienberg blasted Netflix’s decision.
“Bad move here Netflix,” he wrote. “Michelle Wolf’s show was extremely promising. It wasn’t flawless, but its voice was growing and evolving and it made me laugh hard each episode. This hardly seems like enough time to give a show to find itself and find an audience.”
Bad move here, Netflix. Michelle Wolf's show was extremely promising. It wasn't flawless, but its voice was growing and evolving and it made me laugh hard each episode. This hardly seems like enough time to give a show to find itself and find an audience. https://t.co/15k9sucUM1
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) August 17, 2018
A tweeter going by the monicker “Comfortably Smug” said sexist reasons rather than ratings were behind Netflix’s decision:
Michelle Wolf's show was cancelled because she's a woman
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 18, 2018
The leftists at the Daily Beast saw politics as the reason for the show’s cancellation.
“Wolf is an expert at outraging conservatives — perhaps something Netflix was less-than-thrilled about.”
Another tweeter — “Petitesque” — said he would be violent against those “p—-s with American flag emojis in their display bashing Michelle Wolf.”
But as witnessed at the recent White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Wolf is more scatological and nakedly partisan than remotely funny.
Of President Donald Trump’s absence from the event, she became potty-mouthed, saying “I would drag him here myself, but it turns out the president of the United States is the one p—- you’re not allowed to grab.”
Ivanka Trump was not spared. “Ivanka, you’re like vaginal mesh. You were supposed to support women but now you have blood all over you and you’re the center of a thousand lawsuits.’”
She went after Sarah Sanders as well, calling her an “Uncle Tom” for women.
Many at the dinner simply walked out.
On her streaming Netflix show, she appeared in a skit saluting “abortion.”
Groucho Marx, a much better comedian than Wolf, once said that partisanship and comedy do not mix. As such, he and his brothers had no sacred cows and were funnier for it.
Today, that is the case with humorist P.J.O’Rourke. Although obviously a conservative, he unloads on both Republicans and Democrats without going into the gutter.
Wolf is simply not even close to funny, and liberals need to recognize that instead of mourning someone who appealed to their prejudices and not their humor.
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