Jason Bloom was stunned on the stage of the Israel Film Festival on Tuesday night, after he accused Donald Trump of rising anti-Semitism in the United States when he accepted the award.
According to the video clip of the event, the audience at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills quoted the “Halloween” producer at the mid-term election in his speech. Blum is the recipient of the Film and Television Achievement Award.
“A lot of people are online. It’s been very difficult for us all in the last two years. They are cherishing freedom as citizens of this country,” Bloom said, as the participants began to strike. “The great thing about this country is that you can be like Trump, but I don’t have to, I can tell my feelings – I don’t like it!”
“You can see from this auditorium that this is the end of folk discourse,” he continued. “We have a president who says the press is the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, anti-Semitism is on the rise.”
It was at this point that an Israeli pawnbroker named Yossi Dina appeared and tried to pull the founder of Blumhouse down the stage. Despite the cheers of the audience, security was summoned and the man retreated.
“Enjoy the movie, I love and respect all of you,” Bloom said. “Now I was removed, which is why Trump is not the right person.”
Bloom later tweeted that the incident “had become a bit confusing” and shared all of his speeches because the producer could only share a small amount of his information at the event.
“I am honored to participate in the Israel Film Festival tonight, and unfortunately he is not allowed to complete the speech I am trying to give,” he said. “Tonight we are going to open the 32nd Israel Film Festival, and we still have a lot to celebrate. At the same time, today, Americans go to polls and exercise our vote to decide what kind of future we will provide for our children.”
Bloom continues to refer to the devastating effects of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting and the Internet.
“Nationalism is surging,” Bloom said. “Dog sentry politics, anti-Semitism is rising in a way that our generation has never imagined. The Internet has become a place where people can vent their anger and anonymously vent their hatred. It is helping prejudice thrive. The truth is hate speech. It breeds violence. It is dehumanized. It demonizes. Ultimately, its goal. What we saw in Pittsburgh is a terrible example.”
“These are not isolated events,” he continued. “They don’t happen anywhere else. They happen here in our community, and we have to stand up and say it. We can’t allow anti-Semitism or any form of prejudice to become mainstream.”
“Cleaning” producers appeal to those who work in the entertainment industry to make people “think more” about the world.
“Our people working in film and television play a vital role in telling stories about people from all over the world,” he said on Twitter. “Interesting stories also make us more and more thinking about who we are and where we are going. It’s time for us to be vigilant and bring new voices to the cinema. The filmmakers from all walks of life are unique in the world. The point of view. If you have the opportunity to interact with other people who don’t like you, it’s even harder to hate.”