“Hollywood actors, producers, and directors pride themselves on celebrating freedom and the human spirit. And every year at the Academy Awards, Americans are lectured about how this country falls short of Hollywood’s ideals of social justice. But Hollywood now regularly censors its own movies to appease the Chinese Communist Party,” Barr said.
“Many more scripts never see the light of day because writers and producers know not to test the limits. Chinese government censors don’t need to say a word because Hollywood is doing their work for them. This is a massive propaganda coup for the Chinese Communist Party,” Barr stated.
Barr also described the U.S. as being far too dependent on Chinese made products including medicine and medical equipment. His complete remarks were a sweeping policy statement that included a warning to big tech and Hollywood that short term profits were no replacement for principles.
Barr’s comments are an indication of the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Beijing. The world’s two largest economies continue to struggle with an off-balance in trade relationships, China’s longtime theft of American intellectual property, and the coronavirus health crisis.