Liv Hewson, who was in the TV series Yellowjackets, pulled her own Emmy nomination from consideration because of the gendered nature of Emmy awards. Hewson, who identifies as non-binary, was upset that the awards characterized her as an “actress” instead of…something else.
Variety reported on that in an article titled, “Why ‘Yellowjackets’ Nonbinary Actor Liv Hewson Benched Themselves for Emmys.” “Benched themselves” is grammatically incorrect for an individual, but, regardless, Variety went on to say:
Nonbinary actor Liv Hewson, who plays the scarred teenage goalkeeper Van Palmer on Showtime’s hit drama, won’t be submitting themselves for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards despite being eligible in the main acting races. Hewson, 27, tells Variety exclusively they made the decision because of the Television Academy’s separation of acting categories into male and female.
“There’s not a place for me in the acting categories,” Hewson says. “It would be inaccurate for me to submit myself as an actress. It neither makes sense for me to be lumped in with the boys. It’s quite straightforward and not that loaded. I can’t submit myself for this because there’s no space for me.”
Continuing, Variety claims that this has become something of an issue for awards shows, with other “non-binary” actors such as Emma D’Arcy from HBO’s “House of the Dragon” complaining about the gendered nature of the Emmys. However, Variety then goes on to report that some “fear” that “cisgender white men will be the biggest beneficiaries” if the awards are made non-gendered. Hewson, commenting on that, said, “There is an implied fatalism there, which suggests that we’ve all agreed that equality is impossible. And that’s sad.”
Hewson then added, “We’re not going to start awarding best female and male director, or female or male cinematographer. Because we all understand that implicitly would be insulting. You can keep things as they are right now — I just won’t be participating.”
Variety quotes another non-binary actor, J. Harrison Ghee, as saying, “It’s not a gendered profession to me, and I was grateful to be asked for consideration on where I wanted to be viewed. Making that decision wasn’t hard on my spirit. It was just to be confident and intentional about my work and meeting the moment.”
Breitbart’s John Nolte, commenting on the situation, said:
A culture cannot survive if it is forced to constantly accommodate everyone’s peculiar fetish. And the culture, in this case, is the entertainment industry.
What’s next? An actor refuses to identify as an actor, so the award is again changed to something like Best Furry Who Was Himself In A Motion Picture goes to…
Hollywood is allowing itself to be cry-bullied into an implosion by toxic narcissists, the mentally ill, and perverts. Everyone is catered to in the entertainment business…except normal people.
There was a time when I cared about this stuff because I cared about the art of moviemaking. Those days are over because the art is dead. It’s been captured by psychos and psycho-appeasers who use the medium only to spread the toxin of their fetishes
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