'Halloween' Producer Jason Blum Booed Off Stage While Bashing Trump at Beverly Hills Event
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"Now I'm being physically removed, which is why Trump is not the right guy," Blum said before being booed off the stage.

Jason Blum was booed from the stage at the Israel Film Festival Tuesday night, after he blamed Donald Trump for the rise of anti-semitism in America while accepting an award.

The audience at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills began to boo the "Halloween" producer when he referenced the midterm elections in his acceptance speech, according to video footage from the event. Blum was the recipient of the Achievement in Film & Television Award.

"A lot is on the line, the last two years have been hard for all of us who cherish the freedom as citizens of this country," Blum said, as attendees began to walkout. "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!"

"As you can see from this auditorium, it's the end of civil discourse," he continued. "We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, anti-semitism is on the rise."

It was at this point an Israeli pawnbroker named Yossi Dina, identified by Variety, appeared and attempted to pull the Blumhouse founder off the stage. Despite the audience's cheers, security was called and the man backed off.

"Enjoy the movie, and I love and respect all of you," Blum said. "Now I'm being physically removed, which is why Trump is not the right guy."

Blum later tweeted that the event "went kinda haywire" and shared his full speech, as the producer was only able to share a small part of his message at the event.

"I was honored by the Israel film festival tonight and, unfortunately was not allowed to finish the speech I was trying to give," he said. "Tonight we have much to celebrate as we open the 32nd Israel Film Festival. At the same time, today, Americans went to the polls to exercise our right to vote on what kind of future we want for our children."

Blum went on to reference the devastating Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the negative effects of the internet.

"Nationalism is surging," Blum said. "Dog whistle politics are rampant and anti-Semitism is on the rise in ways my generation never thought imaginable. The Internet has become a place where people can vent their rage and spew hate anonymously. It is helping bigotry thrive. The truth is, hate speech breeds violence. It dehumanizes. It demonizes. And ultimately, it targets. What we saw in Pittsburgh was a horrific example."

"These are NOT isolated incidents," he continued. "They are NOT happening somewhere else. They are happening HERE in our communities and we must step up and speak up. We cannot allow anti-Semitism or bigotry of any form to become mainstream."

"The Purge" producer voiced a plea for those who work in the entertainment industry to make people "think harder" about the world.

"Those of us who work in film and television have a vital role to play in telling stories that portray all kinds of people from all corners of the world," he tweeted. "Stories that entertain, but also make us think more and harder about who we are and where we are going. It's time for us to be vigilant in bringing new voices to the cinema. To nurturing diverse filmmakers from all walks of life who can offer unique perspectives on the world. When you have a chance to walk in the shoes of others who are not like you, it is harder to hate."

"Most of all, this is a time for all of us to examine our values and decide what we are willing to tolerate," he continued. "It is time to be accountable. It's time to speak out loudly when we see examples of bigotry. Don't allow it from your friends, your co-workers or your family members."

"If we are not accountable, we may wake up one day in a country we don't even recognize," Blum concluded. "Let us all hope that today's election starts to chart a different course -- not just for the U.S., but for the world -- one that reaffirms the values that we all cherish. Thank you."

Read his full speech in the tweets below.

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