Publicly, Alyssa Milano has really changed. For a while, she was making political comments online with a noted respect for those who disagreed. I was impressed.
The actress seems to have taken to very strongly commenting on any and every political issue to hit the American stage.
And that’s fine — she should do as she wishes and say what she believes. However, somewhere in the midst of her surrender to a political calling, she appears to have thrown away all pretense of politeness.
Evidently, Alyssa again heard the call.
Her insult to the Academy Award-winning actor is definitely an eyebrow-raiser:
“Now I understand why Republicans like to discredit actors and our political views. Stay in your lane, Jon! Has been! F-lister trying to stay relevant! Nobody cares what an out of touch actor thinks!”
Now I understand why Republicans like to discredit actors and our political views.
“Stay in your lane, Jon!”
“F-lister trying to stay relevant!”
“Nobody cares what an out of touch actor thinks!” https://t.co/LcIGgBO9az
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 25, 2019
I’m perplexed by her words, although I believe I understand her point.
The Daily Wire had something interesting to say:
Since Milano was so eager to disparage Voight as a “Has been!” and “F-lister,” let’s take a quick look at how their careers compare. First, let’s examine Milano’s esteemed history. She’s a three-time winner of a Blimp Award, which is won from a vote for the Kid’s Choice Awards from Nickelodeon; she has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award, and she has garnered one nomination from the People’s Choice Awards. Most of the awards were for her role in Who’s The Boss. Oh, and she got another Blimp nomination for Charmed.
Along with his roles in several television series over his decades-long career, Voight has starred in major films from a wide range of genres, including Catch-22 (1970), Deliverance (1972), Heat (1995), Mission Impossible (1996), Transformers (2007) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). Voight was nominated for Academy Awards for best actor in a leading role for Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Runaway Train (1985) and best actor in a supporting role for Ali (2001). In 1979, he won the Oscar for best actor in a leading role for Coming Home (1978). He’s also won several Golden Globes, including two for his role as Mickey Donovan (father to the title character in Showtime’s headed-for-Season-7 hit Ray Donovan).
As for Alyssa’s assertion that Republicans don’t care what actors think, I’d like to make an edit: Largely, Americans don’t care what actors think. Or anyone at all thinks.
It’s a free country, and I’m not suggesting the average person is bothered by an actor giving an opinion about politics. However, when entertainers rudely rail or appear to believe they’re saving the world, in my opinion, it’s not as well received.
But maybe I’m wrong.
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