(ConservativeInsider.org) – As employees try to head back to work in person safely, most jobs allow people to keep a few feet of distance from their peers if they so desire. However, those in Hollywood have it a little different, and the production studios adjusted accordingly. Most recently, Disney mandated that everyone working closely with actors and actresses on set must prove whether or not they received the COVID-19 vaccine.
This month, Disney announced it reached an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and Hollywood’s unions that anyone in Zone A, the area closest to the actors, who is fully vaccinated will wear a wristband sharing their status. Disney will require all who work in the zone to wear this clear physical marker of a personal health choice, regardless of whether or not Hollywood giant actually employs them.
Tatiana Siegel, the executive film editor at The Hollywood Reporter, shared how Disney’s Letitia Wright reacted to Hollywood’s coronavirus fears:
Vaccine debate is tearing Hollywood apart. Case in point: Letitia Wright quietly parted ways w/ her entire US team of reps in wake of backlash over posting a controversial anti-vaxx video in December. W/ @Borys_Kit & @chrissgardner https://t.co/4yxdcP1cht via @thr
— Tatiana Siegel (@TatianaSiegel27) October 6, 2021
Looking at this new normal for Disney sets, many contractors and freelancers raised concerns about losing business over their personal health choices. Yet, these enormous studios do not actually employ them.
Similarly, the wristband system Disney is implementing is a physical designation that could easily lead to discrimination in the workplace, creating a toxic atmosphere. These are just a few of the ethical and economic questions Disney’s latest stunt raises.
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