Actor Ron Perlman of "sons of Anarchy" fame shared and then deleted a video in which he appeared to threaten the home of an unnamed Hollywood executive due to anonymous comments from the individual about the writer and actor strikes in the entertainment industry.
The first joint strike between the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Writers Guild of America since 1960 is well underway, and executives have stated they're ready for a long haul.
As reported by TimCast, Perlman's comments stem from a report in the outlet Deadline that stated the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers is going to wait until around the six-month mark before even beginning to entertain more talks with the writers' guild.
“Not Halloween precisely, but late October, for sure, is the intention,” said an unnamed producer.
“The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses,” a different studio executive also told Deadline.
Perlman, perhaps channeling his role as the president of a biker gang in the hit show "Sons of Anarchy," appeared to make threats to the unnamed executive in a later-deleted Instagram video.
“One more thing before I get off here,” he began. “The motherf***er who said we’re going to keep this thing going until people start losing their houses and their apartments, listen to me, motherf***er, there’s a lot of ways to lose your house. Some of it is financial, some of it is karma, and some of it is just figuring out who the f*** said that.”
"And we know who said that and where he f***ing lives,” Perlman went on. “There’s a lot of ways to lose your house. You wish that on people, you wish that families starve, while you’re making $27 f***ing million a year for creating nothing? Be careful, motherf***er. Be really careful, ’cause that’s the kind of s**t that stirs s**t up," the actor added.
Perlman posted a follow-up video in which claimed he didn’t “wish anybody any harm.”
"There has been a lot of reaction, mainly because at one point, admittedly, I got quite heated because I was talking about a quote from one of the executives on the other side of the [negotiations] talking about how they planned to not even begin negotiating until writers and actors started losing their houses and their apartments," Perlman explained.
“You can imagine my reaction to somebody wishing that kind of harm on people in the very same industry,” he continued. “I don’t wish anybody any harm. I hope the a**hole who made that comment also doesn’t wish anybody any harm.”
The WGA did not respond to request for comment from Deadline.
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