How Dare They Fire Me For Having Political Beliefs She Didn’t Agree With?

Letters to the Editor: Angela Lansbury, the actress you really wanted to work with

I can’t help thinking that the problem with the American Jewish community is that it really enjoys being an audience. Every time the world makes headlines, we seem to feel we need to respond.

So whenever Jewish actors who don’t agree with the opinions of their fellow Jews are vilified by the media and the right wing, and people are fired over Twitter, we feel compelled to speak out. And we always seem to speak out without thinking through the consequences.

In this case, I’m sure it was a case of personal responsibility. And if it’s not, then I’m glad I’m not Jewish, so I’ve already been blamed.

Angela Lansbury: How dare they fire me for having political beliefs she didn’t agree with.

The Hollywood Reporter, which reported Monday that Lansbury was not allowed to use her platform on stage, said that the decision was made by her employer, which “categorically” denied that she was fired.

“The matter was handled at the highest level with great sensitivity. The decision was made not to continue with the collaboration at this time, and the matter has been dealt with in a timely manner,” the company said in a statement.

“We take the issue of diversity very seriously, and regret the situation may have caused any harm to our wonderful, diverse company. We will continue to work toward a more diverse and inclusive company.”

“How dare they fire me for having political beliefs she didn’t agree with?” — Actress Angela Lansbury

For a Jew to use their platform to express a political viewpoint that would be offensive to any other religion was unacceptable.

The actress has been outspoken about LGBT issues and was an advocate for marriage equality when she was married to singer Tom Jones. And she was in good company by voicing her support for Donald Trump as he was preparing to run for president.

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