Filming Hulu tv show is an essential activity, as rest of California ordered to lock down


Celebrating the return of production for a television show is not welcomed by all in California where residents are dealing with a Democrat-run government deciding whose work is “essential.”

Actor Seth MacFarlane ignited backlash on social media after he shared that work was back for the production of a sci-fi series airing on Hulu. But in a state that has been buckling under strict coronavirus shutdowns, news that Hollywood liberals returned to work while small business owners cannot open their doors was met with hostile reactions.

The creator of the television series “Family Guy” tweeted out last week that “filming has officially started” on his other project, “The Orville.”

The science fiction series, which aired for two seasons on Fox, had moved to Hulu for Season 3. But the coronavirus pandemic further delayed the new season’s filming and subsequent debut on its new platform. McFarlane shared what he saw as great news on Twitter.

And the following day, he excitedly confirmed that the show is “back in production!”

While fans of the series were happy with the idea that they will soon find out what happened to the characters after the Season 2 finale, others slammed McFarlane and suggested he “read the room.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Democrat leaders in the state have attempted to impose strict restrictions on residents in efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19. But double standards and glaring hypocrisy have earned the lawmakers deserved backlash as small businesses and places of worship have felt unfairly targeted.

Millions in southern California are now under even tougher lockdowns, with the latest round of stay-at-home orders that began Sunday and will stay in effect for the next three weeks as the holiday season set in. Restaurants, bars, hair and nail salons and tattoo shops have been ordered closed while retail stores are allowed to stay open at 20% capacity.

Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were slammed by one restaurant owner who called out the double standard in a viral video when outdoor dining was banned while a movie company was allowed to feed its staffers outside.

Bans on indoor dining in California have led to open rebukes of Democrat leaders. Celebrity chef Andrew Gruel slammed the “haters” attacking him for keeping his Huntington Beach restaurant open and called out Newsom for the strict orders in a video message he shared last week.

The debate over the double standards in banning restaurant dining while “big box” stores remain open even led to an explosive on-air argument on the issue on CNBC last week. Several Democratic leaders have been caught violating their own coronavirus restrictions recently, including Newsom who was caught at the posh eatery, The French Laundry, for a birthday party after he spent months warning residents to stay at home.

Amid the struggle for business owners to survive California’s latest aggressive shutdowns, Twitter users slammed McFarlane for his privileged position of getting back to the work of television.


 

Frieda Powers

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