Empty words from a worthless figurehead. (Merkel, not you ;) )
All true. I just feel like Hollywood and TV shows are under pressure of PC and thus somehow change public reception of how things really are. Not really a free speech issue, though, as you say, more of a social stigma.
The only European free speech laws I'm aware of are for public racial hatred and Holocaust denial and the like. Is that already more restrictive than in the US?