Common sense is rather uncommon in Hollywood, so when a celebrity stands up for reason and rationality, I take notice. Zoe Saldana did just that this week with her brutally honest autopsy of the 2016 presidential election.
Sci-fi queen Zoe Saldana has spoken out against the famously liberal acting community of Hollywood for ‘bullying’ Donald Trump. The 38-year-old said that Hollywood grew ‘cocky and arrogant’ and became ‘bullies’ while voicing their distaste for Trump during the election.
She said: ‘We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies.’ Saldana explained that by doing so, celebrities created empathy for the billionaire.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star said: ‘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.’
Yes, Saldana’s statements are chock full of backhanded compliments, but if nothing else, she realizes the damage done by celebrities this election. Most people couldn’t care less about what celebrities think; we simply want them to shut up and act/sing/dance. Full stop.