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Michael Moore: Lack of Female Directors in Hollywood ‘A Form of Apartheid’

michael-moore-300x196Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore compared the lack of female directors in Hollywood to South Africa’s fifty-year policy of forced racial segregation and denying citizenship to blacks.

Moore made the comments during a Sunday panel discussion in New York City when asked about the lack of blockbuster movies directed by women. “Women, especially men need to say this, and say it over and over and then do something about it. My guild, the Writers Guild, Directors Guild, we have to fix this. This is absolutely wrong,” he said.

“This is the most liberal of all industries… and for it to be so shamelessly white and male?” he said. “I’m not saying that just because I’m a liberal making a politically-correct statement; I’m saying it as a filmgoer and audience member.”

“I’m telling you, anthropologists are not gonna look kindly on us. We’re gonna look like Neanderthals, and they’re gonna say, ‘Even the liberal ones, the liberal ones let 1.9 percent of the majority gender make movies,’” he said. “It’s a form of apartheid, folks, when a minority controls everything and the majority gets a bone thrown to them. That’s just absolutely wrong.”

[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]

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