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George Takei blasts Hollywood and praises Broadway for it’s diversity

By Fabio Crispim

George Takei took to Facebook

to blast Hollywood and praises Broadway for having a much more diverse year.

In the Facebook post, Takei wrote, “I am writing to give thanks for the Broadway community– for not being Hollywood.”

“In a year when the movie industry celebrated only white actors for awards, then used gross stereotypes of Asians during the broadcast to gain cheap laughs, Broadway celebrated its most diverse year ever.”

Takei praises shows like Hamilton, On Your Feet, The Color Purple, Shuffle Along and Allegiance for bringing employment opportunities to minority actors.

“On a personal note, I am especially thankful I have had the opportunity, at the age of 78, to fulfil a lifelong dream to tell the story of the Japanese American internment. Our Broadway production was able to reach 120,000 audience members, the same number as those who were unjustly imprisoned out of base fear and prejudice.”

“We look forward to bringing it to more audiences across the country and around the world. It is our hope that this story and its message will not be forgotten and that, thank to Broadway, Allegiance indeed will live long, and prosper.”

Takei ends the post by thanking the Broadway community.

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