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I certainly understand if you don’t know who Michael Imperioli is. The actor is not exactly Brad Pitt. But those of us who watched The Sopranos through the years, and let the credits roll every time because of that great theme song, know that he played the idiot, jerk, thug Christopher Moltisanti. Even Sopranos fans haven’t had a thought of the guy since the show ended a decade and a half ago. But he’s getting his bonus 15 minutes of fame, trending on Twitter today because of this asinine remark:
“I’ve decided to forbid bigots and homophobes from watching The Sopranos, The White Lotus, Goodfellas or any other tv show I’ve been in. Thank you, Supreme Court, for allowing me to discriminate and exclude those I don’t agree with and am opposed to. USA! USA!”
Now, of course, for him to do this, he would have to have the rights to these properties and have a system for screening customers before they streamed or purchased physical media, which would require technology and surveillance that I can’t even imagine. It’s hard to think of a worse analogy for the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision on behalf of web designer Lorie Smith that ruled she could not be compelled to create content that opposed her values.