When George W. Bush was president, Hollywood stars turned anti-war activists such as Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins were all over the airwaves touting peace.
As America apparently heads to war with Syria under a liberal Commander-in-Chief, such folk are mysteriously silent.
The Hollywood Reporter tried to get comments about the war from Sarandon and Robbins at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, but was told they were "unavailable for comment."
Included in the "unavailable for comment" list were other predictably anti-war Hollywoodans such as Josh Brolin and Penn Jillette.
To give you an idea just how strong the anti-war silence is in Hollywood, one TIFF attendee was apparently willing to speak with THR until his film's distributor cautioned him against doing so.
So why are these people reticent to express opinions on this looming war?
Is it what Ed Asner told THR last week: "A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama?"
Or is it simply that they totally adore the current White House resident, and much as they were willing to give Bill Clinton a pass for his serial adultery and misogyny, they're now willing to hide their anti-war views?
Whatever it is, Hollywood has once again been exposed for its hypocrisy.