'Halloween' Producer Jason Blum Gets Heckled at Israel Film Fest for Anti-Trump Speech

The Blumhouse Productions CEO is booed offstage after voicing his disdain at the U.S. President while receiving the IFF Achievement in Film and Television Award.

AceShowbiz - Jason Blum didn't receive much love with his political speech at the 32nd Israel Film Festival. The "Halloween (2018)" producer was booed and removed from the stage at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles where he was honored with the 2019 IFF Achievement in Film and Television Award after making anti-Donald Trump remarks.

"The good thing about this country is that you get to like Trump but I don't have to and I don't like him," the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions told the crowd at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center on Tuesday night, November 6, the same day the midterm elections took place. His statement was met with audible boos, but he tried to talk through it.

While a few audience members started walking out of the theater, some others yelled, "Get off the stage!" and "We like Donald!" Blum continued, "As you can see from this auditorium, it's the end of civil discourse. We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, anti-semitism is on the rise."

Yossi Dina, an Israeli pawnbroker who starred in a reality show called "Beverly Hills Pawn", approached the stage and attempted to pull Blum down, while the crowd cheered and clapped. A woman then called security before Blum was asked to leave the stage and Dina backed off. "Enjoy the movie, and I love and respect all of you," Blum said before exiting the stage. "Now I'm being physically removed, which is why Trump is not the right guy."

Blum has taken to Twitter to address the episode, writing, "Well, this night went kinda haywire."

He also posted his complete speech, which he wasn't able to finish, in a series of tweets.

The IFF has not commented on the treatment Blum received at the event.

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