Last Man Standing had a run of six successful seasons with solid Friday night ratings and what is said to be a lucrative syndication performance as well. The show starred one of Hollywood’s few openly conservative actors who also supported Donald Trump for president. Some are now wondering if that support was the primary cause of ABC abruptly cancelling the popular program.
Allen had just said during a recent interview that Hollywood conservatives have to be very careful for fear of career-ending backlash. It appears he was proven right. Today’s entertainment industry has far more in common with totalitarian group-think regimes like the Soviet Union and Hitler’s Germany where everyone was required to think alike or face severe punishment.
The days of artistic freedom are long gone and they might never be coming back.