Jason Lee No Longer Tied to Viacom
ViacomCBS has terminated its contract with media sensation Jason Lee after his several public disputes with the network.
Moreover, Lee expressed his disappointment with the executives who tried to force him to portray a stereotypical gay Black man. In fact, anyone that has followed his career knows that Lee has worked hard to set himself apart.
Mr. Hollywood Unlocked actually attributes his successful separation from Viacom to Mona Scott Young. The creator of the Love and Hip Hop franchise supported Lee’s release from his Viacom contract.
It’s a small victory in a much larger war,” claimed Lee. “I think that everybody that is at a network that does not promote inclusion through all the ranks and that feels like they are being used as a tool to further create conflict in our culture should do a self-examination.”
Mr. Hollywood Unlocked Breaks Down The Problems in His Contract
Lee highlighted that Viacom CBS tried to censor him to the point that it was disrespectful to the brand he has built. Moreover, he couldn’t wrap his mind around the network, trying to limit his creative freedom.
“They actually put language in my contract that said that they could sue me for $2 million if I was to speak negatively about the network. Well, listen, I am a whole f–king media company,” he contended. “You want to censor me in order for me to come to your show and denigrate black people? That’s crazy! And so, I basically told them, ‘no, I’m not coming back to the network under a gag order. I’m going to report what I see, when I see it, how I see it, [and] what I feel about it transparently.”
The fact of the matter is, Lee stands firm on what he believes in. He has already forged a path forward on his journey of positively impacting the culture. Best of luck to Jason Lee.