Hollywood producer Jason Blum was booed off stage at the Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles after accusing President Trump of being a catalyst for rising antisemitism.
While accepting his award at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in Beverly Hills on Tuesday evening, the BlacKkKlansman producer threw so many digs at the president that dozens of people began to walk out in protest.
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“Tonight we have much to celebrate with the opening of the 32nd Israeli Film Festival but at the same time today Americans went to the polls to exercise our right to vote, I have been quietly checking my phone and we’re doing pretty well. The election results are pouring in as I speak and a lot is on the line,” Blum began. “A lot is on the line, the last two years have been hard for all of us who cherish the freedom as citizens of this country.”
“As you can see from this auditorium, it’s the end of civil discourse,” he added as the crowd booed. “We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, anti-semitism is on the rise.”
As Blum ranted, Yossi Dina, an Israeli pawnbroker who starred on a reality TV show called Beverly Hills Pawn, actually approached the stage and attempted to remove him.
The festival is sponsored by the Adelson Foundation, billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s charity organization. Adelson has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump.
“And now I’m being physically removed, which is why Trump is not the right guy for us,” Blum said as he was kicked off the stage.