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Because of the following speech, from his movie "The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin was sentenced by his own art community and exiled from his home of 40 years, in Los Angeles, California. His crime? He "violated the Artist Code & departed from his mission of comedy." That's not funny Charlie!
His speech was considered political, and he had to be silenced. He was accused of being a member of the Communist party, and was subsequently "blacklisted" by the film industry, during the McCarthy Era. He was denied a return visa, disallowing him to re-enter the USA, in 1952.