Pakistani-American Muslim actor Saagar Shaikh has given a masterclass to other Hollywood actors on how to remain true to your principles, even when it costs you your livelihood.
The actor was speaking at the ‘Salaam Nerds’ podcast where he spoke about his role as Kamala’s brother, Amir in ‘Ms Marvel’, adding that he was okay with putting his career on the line if it meant speaking up for Palestine.
“I don’t give a f*** if my job is on the line, because I’ll find another one. I’ll become a carpenter if I have to.”
Truly an iconic move, and all of X (formerly Twitter) agrees.
Hardest statement out so far https://t.co/IjOsMrsXvS— Read Let This Radicalize You (@JoshuaPHilll) November 23, 2023
Prominent Hollywood actors are getting dropped by talent agencies or fired from projects for speaking up for Palestine. Hollywood legend Susan Sarandon was dropped by her talent agency after she went viral for attending pro-Palestinian protests, and Jenna Ortega chose to step out of the ‘Scream 7’ franchise after Spyglass Entertainment l fired Melissa Barrera for pro-Palestine posts on social media.
So many white celebs wringing their hands while Jenna is quitting in solidarity and Saager is saying this. We'll remember who was brave and spoke the truth, even when they try to make us forget. https://t.co/PEwvEgpSdc— adamo spook 🎃👻 (@ADDamexists) November 22, 2023
To everyone gassing up Cruise for his actions, here is what is meant by solidarity & gestures. A dude without the prestige, influence, money, or safety doing the right for no other reason than it is the right thing. https://t.co/vdRTp85qoB— Jesus Gutierrez (@jeezusgutierrez) November 22, 2023