Jason Blum got himself in some very hot water after taking a stand against Donald Trump.
The dust-up occurred while the “Get Out” and “Halloween” producer was giving a speech at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles Tuesday night where he was receiving the 2018 IFF Achievement in Film and TV Award.
The audience turned against Blum when he began referring to the U.S. midterm election results, which were coming in at the same time.
“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 said.
People in the audience booed, and a man whom Variety identified as a Yossi Dina, a pawnbroker who appeared on “Beverly Hills Pawn”, got up on stage and tried to physically pull Blum from the podium, with many in the crowd cheering him on.
“Enjoy the movie, and I love and respect all of you. Now I’m being physically removed, which is why Trump is not the right guy,” Blum said finally before leaving the stage.
The scene was captured on video and posted on social media.
“Halloween” star Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted her support of Blum and the concerns he was raising about the U.S. president and the rise of anti-Semitism in America in the wake of the murders of 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last month.
Later that night, the Blumhouse boss shared the message he had planned to deliver in full during his speech.