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Entertainment Industry Exempted From Gavin Newsom’s California COVID Rules

Entertainment Industry Exempted From Gavin Newsom’s California COVID Rules

“Workers supporting the entertainment industries, studios, and other related establishments”

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a new round of COVID related restrictions, including a stay-at-home order with a curfew. There are exceptions to the rules, however.

The entertainment industry is exempted for some strange reason.

Does this count as liberal privilege?

Tom Tapp writes at Deadline:

Entertainment Industry Workers Exempt From California Governor Gavin Newsom’s New Stay-At-Home Order

In light of an unprecedented rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a limited stay-at-home order. The order requires “generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.” That means basically every county in Southern California and 94% of the state’s population.

But Newsom’s office told Deadline on Thursday that the order (read it here) did not apply to entertainment industry workers, who are on the list of essential workers and thus an exception to the rule…

On that list of exemptions, under “Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Sheltering Facilities and Services,” there is essential worker designation 15 which reads, “Workers supporting the entertainment industries, studios, and other related establishments, provided they follow covid-19 public health guidance around physical distancing.”

Karen Townsend of Hot Air offers a possible explanation for this:

It’s hard to not be cynical here and assume that the governor was pressured by the industry to allow them to continue to operate. Lots of television shows and some movie productions have resumed in recent weeks. You may be noticing some of your favorite shows beginning to offer a new season of episodes over the last week or two. The industry is slowly getting back to work. The entertainment industry unions and guilds contribute to Democrats, as do the majority of politically active actors, directors, producers, writers, and so on. He is probably feeling the heat to keep productions open during the night and early morning hours, too.

Meanwhile, houses of worship in California are still struggling to open.

Nicholas Rowan writes at the Washington Examiner:

California churches appeal to Supreme Court after governor tightens coronavirus restrictions

Two California churches on Friday appealed to the Supreme Court for an emergency injunction against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions, days after the state revamped its shutdown orders.

The appeal, which came in the same week a group of Catholic churches and Jewish synagogues submitted a similar petition to the Supreme Court, accuses Newsom of imposing his gathering restrictions unfairly and violating the First Amendment’s free exercise clause. The Supreme Court this summer rejected two other such petitions from churches in Nevada and California, respectively.

Newsom announced on Monday that he is pulling the “emergency brake” on the state and moving 41 of its 58 counties back into the most strict shutdown stage. The churches, Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry, both of which have campuses in affected counties, alleged that the new restrictions open a new front in their nine-month battle with Newsom.

Hollywood is being exempted in the same way as left-wing protest groups like Black Lives Matter. We are living in a country where certain groups are being afforded special rights, according to their politics.

It’s un-American, and people should stop putting up with it.


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Rules are for thee and not for me.

You’re racist if you disagree!

Government has not saved one life nor spared a single person from covid

    In Cuomo’s case, thousands were actually murdered.

    It’s hard to quantify what damage enforced isolation and fear do. Now it’s becoming apparent.

    Remember: the end goal is communism (with these people in the ruling class). As we know as sure as day: with communism comes genocide.

    Genocide is the goal: they’re looking to whack us or work us to death.

There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe the actions and attitude of this Gov.. I’ll start with a few… Temerity, Gall, Audacity, Buffoon, Tyrant. Feel free to post yours. When your done, copy and paste in today’s posting of Gov. Cuomo’s Award from entertainment industry.


Of course they are.

And….Trump is the “dictator” …. Too bad most Dems don’t understand that they are less than equals in their own states. “It’s great to be king”..ala Mel Brooks.

Well, well, well. I guess Nuvernor Gruesome has figured out who generates tax $$$ for his state. Yes, keep the churches closed. No matter how much the Left demands we tax religious entities, they know they’re not going to get blood and grease out of a turnip.

And, of course, there are no retrictions on demonstrations, as long as they’re Leftist.

Let the parts of California that are disgusted form their own state.

How much did they pay for this consideration?

Almost all county sheriffs in CA have declared that they will not be enforcing the curfews. I also don’t expect many people will conform to them.

What I would like to see is a follow-up to the July 4th fireworks spectacular which served as a major push-back by the citizenry. Maybe after gorging ourselves on Thanksgiving dinner, we could all go out and launch fireworks? That would be Y-U-U-U-G-E!!!

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Pasadena Phil. | November 21, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    It depends on the county. Places like Del Norte and Siskiyou? They wont enforce it. Lumbermen, fishermen, and in the case of Del Norte, prison guards, will not be told what to do.

    Los Angeles and San Diego counties, and others down that way, the Sheriffs have to pander to the hand-wringers, so, they likely will enforce it.

Have we noticed that there is little to no coverage from the media/government complex of the massive demonstrations throughout Europe against lockdowns? Even the downtrodden serfs of the EU and Great Britain are marching in the streets for freedom from their masters.

Not surprised at all. And what life would be like under a ” Democrats” regime

The Friendly Grizzly | November 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm

So, in California,

* Entertainers and their support staff don’t get Covid.

* Those who can afford meals at The French Laundry don’t get Covid.

* who else?

So those who labor in reality have the greatest restrictions, as do those who want to enjoy their First Amendment right of assembly and worship, while those who labor in fiction and pretense and want to control and indoctrinate others are less restricted.

With all the old movies and series that exist, newer stuff isn’t necessary. How many more remakes of Batman and Star Wars are necessary? Why does anybody think that what we see on romcoms or sitcoms has never been seen before?

Is Disneyland open?

Special, peculiar, and politically congruent (“=”) interests.

Subotai Bahadur | November 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

These are the laborers in the Ministry of Agitation and Propaganda. Their work supports and upholds the power of the State. Of course they are exempt from the regulations imposed on the proletariat and Kulaks.

There is only a small portion of this that is sarcasm.

Subotai Bahadur

The no talent, so-called entertainers who give him money are ‘essential’ and exempt from his dictates, but the people who want to exercise their Constitutionally-protected rights but don’t give him money aren’t exempt. Is that how this shakedown works?

for a very long time hollywood would bail out to vancouver to do productions, trudeau shut down that border so gavin bends over

Does this include the SoCal porn industry? Asking for a friend.