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Prof. Jonathan Turley on Blacklisting Artists for Their Political Positions


A very good post, I think, here; a brief excerpt:

"It is a great artistic loss for the Met and for opera." Those words from the Metropolitan Opera Manager Peter Gelb makes it sound like soprano Anna Netrebko has died or lost her voice in some accident. In reality, Netrebko was cancelled for failing to denounce Vladimir Putin. As with the criminalization of support for Putin in some countries, the termination of Netrebko is an attack on free speech. It is perfectly bizarre for the Met to stand against tyranny by attacking free speech, the very right that combats tyranny in all forms.