Morality Clauses Having Nothing To Do With Morals

February 7th, 2018

Hollywood is going to start putting morality clauses in contracts. So if a star does something immoral, they can fire him from the movie and move him into management.

Of course in Hollywood, they define morality like the rest of us; as someone else’s problem. ”

“I’d never do that, and if I did it’s because” a) I’m an alcoholic, b) I have a sex addiction or c) my parents didn’t pay enough attention to me.

And blaming Hollywood for our shortcomings is a dishonest cliche. I re-watched Grease recently, and heard this:
“Tell me more, tell me more, did she put up a fight?”


We are at an evolutionary cultural crossroads, and there’s no Hollywood, Trump, or slimy boss in the way. It’s regular people who need to fix what’s ailing us. And as far as morality clauses; we already have someone who judges us and is the ultimate barometer of what’s right and wrong; you see him every day in your mirror.

Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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