‘La La Land’ Director Joins Twitter To Chime In On Charlottesville

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“La La Land” director Damien Chazelle joined Twitter on Wednesday to chime in on the happenings in Charlottesville last weekend and call for the impeachment of Donald Trump.

“Decided to join Twitter because I feel a responsibility to add my voice to the chorus,” Chazelle began in his first tweet in a series of 10.

“The Trump administration is openly endorsing Nazism and white supremacy. It’s that simple. We’re living a historic moment. Things don’t often come this clear-cut. Anyone in a position of power who stays silent is complicit,” the 32-year-old director wrote.

“I hold out hope. That the GOP will come to its senses and call for impeachment. That voters lured by Trump’s economic promises will finally wake up. And that we as a country will learn from this. That this moment will do away once and for all with “politics don’t affect me”, “I don’t feel like voting”, etc. That the epic moral failure we’re witnessing now will inspire a new activism,” Chazelle continued, promising that he will do whatever he can to help.

He then encouraged his already 14 thousand followers and counting to spread the word and “call on the GOP as passionately as possible” to “impeach this loathsome misogynist racist.”

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(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Chazelle grew up in France, where it’s illegal to publicly deny the Holocaust, and while he admitted that curbing free speech may be the wrong approach in America, he believes there is an imbalance between the free speech of white men and everyone else.

“We live in a country where right now only white men enjoy the privilege of unfettered free speech. How many white supremacists were arrested in Charlottesville? 4. How many protesters were arrested in Ferguson? 155. THAT is the state of free speech in America today.”

Chazelle became the youngest filmmaker ever to win the Academy Award for Best Director at the 89th Oscars in February. Now, like many of the Hollywood elitists who have come before him, the “La La Land” director has found his true calling as a political activist.

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