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Celebs Pull Out of New Yorker Festival Over Bannon Inclusion

Celebs Pull Out of New Yorker Festival Over Bannon Inclusion

UPDATE: The New Yorker has announced that Bannon has been dropped from the lineup.
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Several celebrities have announced they will no longer participate in pre-planned panels for the upcoming New Yorker Festival if former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon remains on the lineup.

Bannon, who was once the chairman of Breitbart News, is a featured speaker at the festival and many voices in Hollywood have spoken out against his inclusion.

Even Chelsea Clinton chimed in, tweeting, “For anyone who wonders what normalization of bigotry looks like, please look no further than Steve Bannon being invited by both @TheEconomist & @NewYorker to their respective events in #NYC a few weeks apart.”

Jim Carrey, Judd Apatow, and John Mulaney have all tweeted that they will not participate in the same lineup as Bannon.

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Read their tweets below.

Jack Antonoff, someone else on the lineup, says he wishes the festival told him he’d be on the same lineup as Bannon before he agreed to appear.

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  • Cruizin1960

    What is so ironic is that their words/actions on Bannon are the very definition of bigotry. Apparently, inclusion of those with different views only goes one way with these people. I am not condoning Bannon…that is not what this is about. It is just another example of the intolerance of Hollywood types and their over-inflated opinion of their importance. Honestly…who needs them anyway?

  • smmy33

    The left are such communists Nazi’s, why every movement of the left turns into dictatorship including communism & Nazi, “the National Socialist German Workers’ Party”.
    Who cares if he is a speaker, not as if they are being forced to listen to him or be a audience member, unless he were signalling out a group for harm, why censor different politcal point of views at a political forum.

    These are the same people that pretend they’re persecuted and under censorship if they can’t ram their leftist political talking points down the publics throat every 5 minutes on every platform they’ve been given.

  • FerCat

    Becoming the very thing you hate.

  • FerCat

    Becoming the very thing you hate.

  • FerCat

    Becoming the very thing you hate.

  • greppinwolf

    No one needs to be tolerant of intolerance. Pure racism. That’s what Bannon champions. You have to be thick not to understand that.