As the writer’s strike wages on, and as the Screen Actors Guild also joins them, actor Ron Perlman has issued a strong warning to those who would try to “starve out” people on strike.
What did Ron Perlman say?
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Perlman called out an anonymous executive who told Deadline last week that the endgame for studios and the AMPTP (the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) was to let the WGA strike go on until people begin “losing their apartments and losing their homes.”
Perlman hinted that he not only knew who the executive was, but that there were “a lot of ways to lose your house.”
“One thing, before I get off this,” said Perlman in the video. “The motherf–ker who said we’re gonna keep this thing going until people start losing their houses and their apartments? Listen to me, motherf–ker. 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–k said that — and we know who said that — and where he f–king lives.”
Perlman went on to say the executive is someone who makes $27 million a year “for creating nothing,” while also calling out the person for wishing that people would lose their homes.
“There’s a lot of ways to lose your house,” Perlman said. “You wish that on people, you wish that families starve, while you’re making $27 f–king million a year for creating nothing? Be careful, motherf–ker. Be really careful, ’cause that’s the kind of s–t that stirs s–t up. Peace out.”
At the root of both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are issues over residuals for shows on streaming platforms, as well as other issues like the use of AI in both the writer’s room and in filming.