Another Hollywood Liberal comes out in defense of Trump supporters!
Hope she’s prepared to reap the whirlwind because the libs out there REALLY aren’t going to like this…
Zoe Zaldana, best known for her lead role in Avatar, was speaking to a French-language news organization, AFP, about the recent election of Donald Trump. Now, if she toed the line and did as her celebrity brethren wanted her to do, she’d expound on a series of anti-Trump-eries.
There’d be the “not my president” claim, the whole “Russia did it” excuse, and the standard, “we should protest the inauguration” bullsh** that has been infecting Hollywood like a plague since November. That would be expected, especially after the whole Meryl Streep fiasco.
Instead, Zaldana went rogue. She didn’t appear in this disgusting video, for example:
Rather, she said this, as captured by Independent Journal Review:
“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies. 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.
I’m learning from (Trump’s victory) with a lot of humility.
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.”
IJR goes so far as to recap a long list of Hollywood Liberals who have been critical of Trump and his supporters, including: Unite For America (video message for Electors to vote against Trump led by Martin Sheen), W Magazine video of celebrities singing “I Will Survive” (secretly wishing it was “I Will Shut-Up”), Rosie O’Donnell being…well…Rosie O’Donnell (trust me, this will be Margo Kidder in a few years), Meryl Streep lumping herself in with all the other “poor victims” of Hollywood, and Charlie Sheen (because there’s the shining example of morality).
Now, as a side point, Ms. Zaldana’s interview seemed a bit truncated and it was unsure if the translation was exactly accurate. However, even though many of Zoe’s contemporaries were critical (as well as downright racist) because of her comments, it appears that they might be misplaced.
From her direct quotes, it appears that the actress was actually being critical of Trump, not supportive. Yes, it’s true that she was calling Liberals abusive, but she was qualifying their arrogance with Trump’s terrible behavior.
“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies.” Notice that she uses the word, “also”. That indicates that Trump was cocky, arrogant and a bully.
“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.” She made sure to highlight that he was doing “all these things [that were] wrong” and that the only reason bullying him was bad was because they caused a big group of Americans to feel bad for him. It’s like the old saying, “You’re not sorry. You’re just sorry you got caught.”
Sometimes, what appears to be a compliment, is really a back-handed insult.
Source: Independent Journal Review (IJR)