James Woods went off on President Obama on Twitter this week, despite what he implied was the virtual inevitability of being blacklisted in Hollywood as a result.
Conservatives in the entertainment industry are certainly a minority, but is it true that the 66-year-old actor would actually be punished for this?
According to Mell Flynn, President of the Hollywood Congress of Republicans, discrimination against Republicans in Hollywood indeed runs rampant.
“I have known quite a few people who were let go from a job after they made their political affiliation known. Maybe it was a coincidence, but I doubt it," he said.
"This type of discrimination is hard to prove though, especially where actors are concerned. They just won't get hired or even called in to read for a part.”