Two well-known actresses took a risk when they spoke out against the way Hollywood tends to support people and causes on the far left. This is not only dangerous for their careers, but the backlash can also be very hard to handle.
Even though they did it in very different ways, Goldie Hawn and Rosanna Arquette both made waves when they went against the Hollywood crowd. Hawn, who is 76 and has an Oscar, talked about how politically active Hollywood is. She said that she likes to “stay in her lane” when it comes to politics and that she thinks entertainers should try to “serve” and perform “for all people.”
“I think that’s why it drives people crazy when Hollywood tries to act holier than thou and tries to teach middle America about morality and other things,” said host Megyn Kelly. “And you know, these people in Iowa who have never tried to put someone on a casting couch… They’re like, “You could save your lectures for someone else.'”
Hawn said yes. “Yes, that’s right… Doesn’t a lot of Hollywood have a lot of goals? And you want to put your name on something you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. “Yes, that’s the truth,” she said.
Hawn said, “I stay in my own lane.” “The truth is that if we want to do something, we want to do it for everyone, not just for a certain group or something.” Having teams on both sides of the aisle makes polarity even stronger. Hawn, who has been with actor Kurt Russell since 1983, went on to tell Americans that it’s not an actor’s job to talk about politics: “I think we entertain. I think we make people more aware of the fact that they can laugh, have joy, feel it, and cry. We feel things and make other people feel things. And I think we’re doing a good job in this case.”
So, that brings us to Rosanna Arquette. After she posted her support to recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, she got a big wake-up call and a big dose of reality. “As violent crime in Los Angeles continues to rise, a well-known left-wing Hollywood star is joining the campaign to recall the county’s far-left, Soros-backed district attorney, George Gascon,” Breitbart says.
The 62-year-old Arquette, who won a BAFTA award for her role in Madonna’s movie “Desperately Seeking Susan,” posted a picture from the “Recall George Gascon” campaign on social media. Arquette shared a screenshot of an Instagram post by Lili Bosse, who used to be the mayor of Beverly Hills. Bosse wrote, “I am ALL IN.” “Think back to DA George Gascon.” “2022: The Year We Remember George Gascon,” said the text next to a picture of Gascon and a graphic.
Arquette’s post fell on deaf ears. Even though the actress has 224,000 followers on Twitter and has been nominated for an Emmy, the “recall George Gascon” post only got 20 “likes.” The Hollywood crowd hasn’t been in favor of remembering Gascon, and Arquette’s fans don’t back this cause either. But with the number of murders in Los Angeles at its highest level in 15 years, Arquette and other Southern Californians think it makes sense to bring back the “soft on crime” Gascon.
In 2020, at the Golden Globes, comedian Ricky Gervais gave celebrities a memorable tongue-lashing for lecturing the public about things they don’t know much about. So, if you win an award tonight, don’t use it as a chance to talk about politics, Gervais told the crowd of Hollywood stars. “You have no right to tell people what to think about anything. You don’t know anything about real life. Greta Thunberg went to school longer than most of you. So if you win, come up and take your prize.