The venue issued a statement

Oh no oh no a movie actor said things that don’t comport with gender ideology. How will we cope?

A cinema in Massachusetts has apologised to the audience at a special screening of Jaws and a Q&A with its star, Richard Dreyfuss, who reportedly made a number of sexist and transphobic comments.

I have a feeling the sexist comments would have flown way under the radar if it hadn’t been for the “transphobic” ones. We all know that men who claim to be women are persecuted a BILLION times more than any sniveling bitches are.

No transcript of the event has been released, but social media posts suggest that he called Streisand a “genius” but that he didn’t listen to her as she was “a woman, and woman shouldn’t have that power”.

Call me crazy but I think I detect a little self-mockery and more than a little provocation along with the sexism there. I think it’s performative sexism, which, yes, is tiresome, but it’s not all that tiresome. I suspect it wouldn’t have drawn the slightest attention in the absence of the vastly more important “transphobic” comments.

Deadline reports that he also said “you shouldn’t be listening to some 10-year-old who says they want to be a boy instead of a girl”. The Boston Globe reports that he continued by saying that allowing such young people to transition “was bad parenting and that someday those kids might change their minds.”

That’s the real issue, isn’t it. The women bit is just throat-clearing, and an alibi. The real issue is Our Trans Siblings.

However, a video from the end of the event indicates that many audience members did remain and were highly appreciative of the actor, who cautioned against a decline in critical thinking to considerable applause.

Shut up shut up shut UP. Those audience members don’t matter. It’s only the ones who stomped out crying and bleeding who matter.

On 27 May, the venue issued a statement, saying they were “aware of, and share serious concerns, following the recent event with Richard Dreyfuss”.

They continued: “The views expressed by Mr Dreyfuss do not reflect the values of inclusivity and respect that we uphold as an organisation. We deeply regret the distress that this has caused to many of our patrons.”

Stop doing this. Nobody ever do this any more. Stop endorsing and agreeing with and pampering and inflating their ridiculous tantrums.

“We regret that an event that was meant to be a conversation to celebrate an iconic movie instead became a platform for political views,” it continued. “We take full responsibility for the oversight in not anticipating the direction of the conversation and for the discomfort it caused to many patrons.”

The statement concluded: “We are in active dialogue with our patrons about their experience and are committed to learning from this event how to better enact our mission of entertaining, educating and inspiring our community.”

They might as well be Trotskyists writing a mash note to Stalin after months of torture, not grown-ass adults who run a move theater. The sulking and screeching of the Outraged Moviegoers is a trivial matter and does not merit all this shoe-licking.

The Guardian includes a phot of Dreyfuss from Jaws, but I prefer that other, earlier role.

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