Unless you’ve been hiding out in a WIFI-free cave, chances are you’re aware that the biggest news story circulating the USA at the moment is one regarding the naming of Trump 2020 campaign donors.
This week it was brought to the attention of the masses that Stephen A. Ross, owner of fitness businesses Equinox and SoulCycle, was planning to host a fundraising event for Donald Trump’s 2020 Presidential Campaign.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the news resulted in some hefty backlash very quickly, with hoards of people vowing to boycott the businesses associated with Ross, and by extension: Trump and his policies.
On the backlash, Ross told The Washington Post that he is:
“an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges.”
Equinox and SoulCycle also released statements stressing they “believe in tolerance and equality” and do not support Ross’ fundraiser. You can read that here.
This Saturday, however, we’ve had another Trump connection brought to our attention.
Actor Armie Hammer has taken to social media to call out the chairman of Marvel Entertainment, Isaac Perlmutter, for contributing to Trump.
HuffPost reports that Perlmutter and his wife have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump’s 2020 campaign.
So, does that mean everyone should be boycotting Marvel films now? Even if Black Panther is one of the greatest superhero films, ever?!
Well, here’s what we know:
In 2015 Marvel’s cinematic team underwent a restructure that saw Perlmutter set aside from that side of the business. It’s been suggested that he and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige often butted heads about casting diversity and female-led productions.
Some have credited a push for less white, male leads in Marvel’s fourth phase of films to the internal change up.
So, as of the restructure, it’s said he has no involvement in Marvel’s film production.
With that said, however, Perlmutter does still sit as the chairman of Marvel Entertainment, Huffpost shares. So I guess, you can do with that information what you will…