Hollywood has always been vocal with their presidential opinion, but this year was like none other. However, not all actresses and actors are following suit.
Zoe Saldana, famous for Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek, recently issued a statement that left Hollywood and her fans stunned. It attacked both actors and producers (including herself) and has the potential to leave her critically hurt. If her fame isn’t enough, she could be sidelined from upcoming movies.
Saldana spoke against the numerous actors that were arrogant and demeaning towards the president-elect. She is not a Trump supporter but believes that these negative statements actually gave Trump a heads up. But even though she doesn’t agree with Trump, Saldana just stepped in a huge pile of you-know-what.
The “Star Trek,” “Avatar” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star — who is not a supporter of the Republican president-elect — believes insults flung at him during the race for the White House turned off much of middle America.
“We got cocky and became arrogant, and we also became bullies,” the 38-year-old actress said of Trump, who has been frequently berated himself for bullying tactics, including seemingly mocking a reporter with disabilities.
“We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong… and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises.”
Saldana’s analysis echoes comments made by Hawaiian-born Australian actress Nicole Kidman, who told the BBC’s “Victoria Derbyshire” show this week it was time Americans got behind Trump, who takes office on January 20.
The Trump campaign that defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was criticized for stoking racial tensions with its rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims, but Saldana is hopeful the country will never return to the dark days of segregation.
“I’m learning from (Trump’s victory) with a lot of humility,” the mother of two-year-old twin boys told AFP.
“If we have people continue to be strong and educate ourselves and stand by equal rights and treat everyone with respect, we won’t go back to those times.”
Zoe has some interesting points here, but I personally think she is way off on saying the negative comments fueled a sympathy towards him. People don’t vote based on sympathy and he is the LEAST likely person to get sympathy.
What do you think about Zoe’s statement about Hollywood picking on Trump? Do you think they acted as bullies or do you think they were just taking a stand?