Judy Sheindlin on Ending ‘Judge Judy,’ Her New Show and the Legal System’s Biggest Flaw
- After 25 years, television’s highest-paid host — and The Hollywood Reporter’s Unscripted TV Player of the Year — is walking away from the show that made her an icon, but she has no plans to put the gavel down anytime soon with ‘Judy Justice’ in the works for IMDb TV.
BY MIKEY O’CONNELL
MAY 13, 2021
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As someone who’s openly defied the “PC police” throughout her career, what is your take on the trend of people being shamed for past comments?
If you’re a bad person, if you’ve done something wrong, you’ve got to be prepared to pay the piper. And there are people who have done just that. They’ve paid the price with their good name, their footprint. That’s a good thing. But to have a fear of speaking your opinion, for fear of being put on somebody’s list and canceled? It’s a frightening place for America to be. And you’re right. I’m not a big fan of the PC police. Is it PC to say to people who are 19 or 23 years old, have no job, no prospects and six children, “Find something else to do with that organ”? No. But where I come from, I’ve seen the ravages of that kind of neglect.
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I like her no BS attitude. Other than faulting her back of Bloomberg, which she was well within her rights to do, I can’t remember when I found her “disagreeable”.
Maybe she and I could get along.