Blumhouse producer Jason Blum who has had success recently with successful horror films such as Get Out and the Halloween sequel, was being honored at L.A.'s Israel Film Festival for a Achievement in Film & Television Award.
“Tonight we have much to celebrate with the opening of the 32nd Israeli Film Festival but at the same time today Americans went to the polls to exercise our right to vote, I have been quietly checking my phone and we’re doing pretty well. The election results are pouring in as I speak and a lot is on the line,” said Blum, to which several audience members quipped “depends for who.”
“A lot is on the line, the last two years have been hard for all of us who cherish the freedom as citizens of this country,” Blum continued, immediately prompting boos directed at him.
“The great thing about this country is that you can like Trump, but I don’t have to, and I can say what I feel about it -- and I don’t like it!”, he responded as a few people started walking out of the Saban theater at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in Beverly Hills.
“As you can see from this auditorium, it’s the end of civil discourse,” Blum continued. “We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, anti-semitism is on the rise.”
As Blum continued to speak, a man approached the stage and aggressively pulled Blum down. The person was identified as Yossi Dina, an Israeli pawnbroker who starred in a reality show called Beverly Hills Pawn.
More people rushed to interfere and Blum was asked to leave the stage as dozens left the auditorium in protest.
Blum was recently in the news for some comments regarding female directors for which he apologized stating "Blumhouse has not done a good enough job working with female directors" after being called out by social media.