Judd Apatow Calls Out Hollywood’s Chinese Censorship: They ‘Have Bought Our Silence’ on Human Rights Abuses

Judd Apatow Calls Out Hollywood’s Chinese Censorship: They ‘Have Bought Our Silence’ on Human Rights Abuses


Hollywood director Judd Apatow has slammed Hollywood’s willingness to censor its content to appease China, saying that Beijing has successfully bought the “silence” of the industry’s power players on matters concerning human rights atrocities in the communist country.

In a preview of an upcoming interview for Mavericks with Ari Melber, Apatow — known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman, and Talladega Nights — called out a “corporate type of censorship that people don’t really notice” for regimes such as communist China and the Saudi Arabian monarchy.

“A lot of these giant corporate entities have business with countries around the world, Saudi Arabia or China, and they’re just not going to criticize them, and they’re not going to let their shows criticize them, or they’re not going to air documentaries that go deep into truthful areas because they just make so much money,” Apatow explained.

What Apatow described as “much scarier” is how Hollywood has “completely

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