Swimmer Leo Gaines was physically attacked by human rights activists this week. They yelled obscenities at her and later chased the college athlete into the room where she was hiding for her own safety.
Gaius remained in the said room for more than three hours, when the protesters demanded money for his safety.
It’s a horrifying story, one part of which was caught on video and shared furiously on social media by both Leo Gaines and his supporters. So far, no one has been arrested, but the investigation continues.
Gains’ profile went national in recent months when she began competing against transgender women in sports.
The University of Kentucky swimming star knows the subject personally.
Gaius lost the Olympic swimming title to transgender Liam Thomas, a biological male who is now trans as a female.
Minimum Support for Leo Gaius
The mainstream media largely ignored the incident, with right-leaning news outlets dominating coverage. The Women’s Health Forum (IWF) He condemned the attack.
But where are the Hollywood feminists?
For some reason, the silent industry is targeting a 12-year-old NCAA All-American swimmer on a college campus.
Hollywood stars have been vocal on several issues related to sex. Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence spoke alleged tax inequalities.
“It doesn’t matter how much I do. I still don’t pay as much as that guy because of my sheath?”
Other A-letters, such as Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron they are similarly spent in the event.
Feminist Hollywood has risen in the wake of the fall of predatory producer Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the MeToo movement. Starlets wrote big checks for a period chick group to defend women against violent men.
like the stars Amy Schumer is angry against future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 over minor allegations he tried to sexually assault a woman as a teenager. Schumer and co. He stopped, however, when Tara Reade alleged that Sen. Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993.
However, these stars haven’t said much, if anything, about women’s sports trying to protect female athletes overseas. Doing so risks serious ostracization from colleagues and potentially huge profit loss.
Not much enthusiasm, even for Gaius, but it will still happen.
In their defense, the news of the attack didn’t reach them unless they were consuming mainstream media headlines.
A Developing Example
We saw a similar example from former MMA standout Gina Carano. The “Mandalorian” actress was fired by Disney in 2021 for her social media posts, comments that didn’t align with the progressive world but were never vicious or dehumanizing.
Nor were they “anti-Semitic,” the accusation Disney threw at its release.
Even Carano’s female “Mandalorian” co-star, as Ming-Na Wen, remained silent rather than supporting the right to free speech.
The stars similarly remained mum after anchor Joe Don Lemon said women over 40 were no longer “in their prime”. The bipartisan comments drew outrage, but Hollywood’s A-listers ignored it.
Will you take exception? Michelle Yeoh referenced Lemon’s sexist comment He gave his Oscar speech last month.
“And ladies, don’t let anyone ever tell you the first time before. Do not fail.”