Conservative writer quits after Business Insider 'erases' her column on transgender roles

A conservative writer quit from Business Insider and offered a scathing letter criticizing the publication for deleting her column arguing that Scarlett Johansson should be allowed to portray a transgender person in a new movie. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

A conservative opinion writer says that she quit her job at Business Insider because of a politically correct campaign that resulted in the deletion of her column about transgender movie roles.

Here's what happened

Daniella Greenbaum opined about the controversy over actress Scarlett Johansson's role portraying a transgender person in a new movie.

Transgender activists and other LGBTQ allies excoriated the actress for her insensitivity to their liberal crusade, and demanded that the role be filled with a transgender person instead.

Greenbaum disagreed, and argued that Johansson should be allowed to fill the role in a column entitled, "Scarlett Johansson is being unfairly criticized for doing her job after being cast as a transgender man."

Her column was published at the Business Insider, but was later pulled down after a campaign by several of her colleagues against the politically incorrect position.

"A pattern happening all over the country"

On Thursday, Greenbaum quit her job in protest and published a scathing letter against her former employer on her social media account.

"Apparently, that radical view - that actors should be free to act - is beyond the pale of acceptable opinion," Greenbaum wrote, "as just a few hours after it went up, the piece was erased from the site following a campaign against me."

"I wish I could say I am surprised," she continued later in her letter.

“Unfortunately, what happened with my piece – the tarring of a commonsensical view as somehow bigoted or not thought out; the capitulation on the part of those who are supposed to be the adults to the mob – is a pattern happening all over the country within institutions that pride themselves on open-mindedness and liberalism,” Greenbaum concluded.

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