This piece was written during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strikes. We stand with the SAG-AFTRA. Without them, the movies and television shows we cover would not exist.
Remember when Stephen Amell said some really privileged and ignorant stuff about the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes? And then tried to Jedi mind trick us by going: “This is what I said, but in reality, I meant this other thing”? Well, now, in his very own Stephen Amell way, he’s taking things to a new level.
Let’s just make one thing clear — no one really took him at his word when he “apologized.” Especially considering that what he did was less an apology and more an attempt to get out of the trouble his words had caused. And, for someone who acts for a living, he couldn’t even manage to pull off sincere.
But then he made it all worse by showing up to picket, looking like he would rather be anywhere else but there. Probably because he would rather be anywhere else but there. Considering what his job is, though, it would have been good if he could have actually acted like someone who cared.
The internet, of course, wouldn’t let him off the hook. And that’s what he deserves, tbqh.
You can’t act like the worries of your entire union doesn’t matter to you, try to place the blame for what you said on others for not understanding what you meant instead of apologizing, and then just show up to protest as if you were there from day one.
Or, you can, but don’t expect us to buy what you’re selling.