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 we’re back! Season 3 filming has officially started. #TheOrville 💫 pic.twitter.com/jkMx19WbiE
— The Orville (@TheOrville) December 4, 2020
And the following day, he excitedly confirmed that the show is “back in production!”
And as of today, @TheOrville is back in production!
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 5, 2020
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.
Gutpunch! Tearful owner watches L.A. restaurant die, while dining on movie set across street is approved https://t.co/zYieNLTFp2 pic.twitter.com/oaQm1OhAXs
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 5, 2020
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.
So Hollywood can produce shows but people can’t eat outside in California? Wake up, people. You are being ruled by tyrants. https://t.co/Vj9BapJFyi
— 🇺🇸 Entrepreneur-Elect Joel Comm ⭕ 😎 (@joelcomm) December 5, 2020
Really nice, Seth. Maybe you could do a little something to help this woman, whose business has been put out of production: https://t.co/it3iKVP39g
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) December 5, 2020
Read the room, buddy. https://t.co/iTkfxviPzo
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) December 5, 2020
More tone deaf than that Gavin guy y’all are living under out there
— JonathonSnyder (@JonathonSnyder) December 5, 2020
Hollywood gets to go back to work but nobody else does. Good to know.
— That Guy with the Tuba (@CurtComan) December 6, 2020
LMAO yea, @SethMacFarlane isn’t out of touch at all 🙄 Someone’s a little too rich to relate.
— T. Condry (@t_condry) December 7, 2020
They do do it safely. That’s not the point. When millions of businesses are being shut down in your state — maybe don’t brag about how you get to go back work.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) December 5, 2020
Ah, small businesses and the little guy, flourishing.
California is the land of dreams!
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) December 5, 2020
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