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‘I’m making white-man money!’ ‘One Day at a Time’ exec producer laughably claims show’s not political

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Left-wing politics are so ingrained in Hollywood that the extreme views are all but taken for granted, seen as little more than mainstream values.

This was very apparent during a recent interview for Politico’s Women Rule podcast, featuring “One Day at a Time” executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett and actress Isabella Gomez.

“One Day at a Time,” is a re-do of the 70s Norman Lear sitcom, now on Pop TV after a move from Netflix, which canceled the series.

Politico describes the show as being “about a Latinx family led by an Army veteran single mother raising her teenage children (an out-lesbian activist and a politically aloof boy) in the same household as her devoutly Catholic Cuban immigrant mother. It’s a show that grapples with acceptance, mental health, faith, gentrification, alcoholism and bigotry.”

And while the website notes that the conventional take is that it’s a political show, Kellett disagreed.

“Honestly, we don’t think this show is political,” she said. “It really is what is a Latinx family dealing with right now. It’s very disheartening for me to hear from my brother that he’s at the beach with his children, and somebody tells him to go back to Mexico. And he’s like, ‘First of all, I’m not Mexican, but don’t say that to anybody.’ We really just talk about things that are happening.”

(“Latinx” is a made-up word on the left to designate a gender-neutral Latino person.)

This being furtherance of the progressive left’s view of America as an inherently racist nation of bigots, where minorities are routinely accosted and harassed.

Politico’s Anna Palmer noted the show has become “an icon in the LGBTQ world,” which prompted Gomez, who plays Elena, a lesbian, on the sitcom, to say she grew up doing theater and had a lot of friends who were LGBTQ.

“I never knew that it was anything different or shameful,” she said. “I had, obviously, a vague idea that there was a lot of hate out in the world, but within my world, there wasn’t. To me, it was never a big deal, per se, until I realized how much it would mean to people.”

Palmer asked if the show has changed because of President Donald Trump.

“Has the show changed? I mean, the truth is, sexism, women being marginalized, the Latinx community being demonized — these are things that, unfortunately, have been going on for a long time,” Kellett replied. “They’re certainly amplified now, and there are things that we have to deal with now as a result of that.”

Yet, the executive producer doesn’t think the show is political?

There’s a lot of talk about Latinos being portrayed as gangbangers and drug dealers, with Kellett insisting she doesn’t know anybody in a gang and Gomez chiming in to say she has “never seen cocaine.”

When asked about approaching politics, Gomez expressed concern about the “cancel culture,” which is largely a liberal construct.

“There’s very much in Hollywood — but also everywhere else — a “cancel” culture, where if you say one mistake, like one bad thing, or one thing ignorantly, or you said something eight years ago that you didn’t mean, or whatever, everything goes down the drain, and you’re canceled, and nobody will give you work anymore, which is horrifying,” she said.

“So it’s a little scary right now, which I think is a huge issue because I think the way that we learn is by being allowed to make mistakes,” Gomez continued. “So I do that privately. It’s a little scary to do that publicly right now.”

Kellett, who’s enjoying a successful run, said she was less hesitant to talk politics.

After announcing she just signed with Amazon, Kellett declared, “I’m making white-man money now, y’all. Yeah. And, like, good, rich, white-man money.”

Tom Tillison

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