David Simon, a television writer and producer known for shows such as “The Wire,” has been fired by the subscription television network HBO for supporting the Hollywood writers’ strike. Simon posted a message on Twitter informing people of HBO’s decision to suspend his contract after 25 years of collaboration. In the message, Simon indicates that he was doing the right thing by supporting the strike, and he accompanies it with a video of a sector protest.
The writers’ strike is the first of its kind in the last 15 years in Hollywood. The writers are seeking better working conditions and complain that the rise of streaming services has negatively affected their profession, causing them to work longer hours for less money.
HBO, owned by WarnerMedia, has been one of the companies most affected by the strike. The network has had to delay the premiere of several series due to a lack of scripts. Simon’s dismissal is a sign that the network is not willing to tolerate employee support for the strike.
HBO’s decision has generated criticism on social media, where many users have expressed their support for Simon and their outrage at his dismissal. Simon is one of the most prominent writers in American television and has received numerous awards for his work on shows such as “The Wire,” “Treme,” and “Show Me a Hero.”
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