Some celebrities consider themselves to be left-leaning, but not all of them are open about their political views.
There are a few famous people who have become the poster child for woke activism gone wrong in an ironic way.
Here we’re to discuss what happens when celebs take a stand on politics, and how it can backfire even when their intentions may have been good.
10. Chris Evans
When it was announced that Chris Evans had been cast as Buzz Lightyear in the animated movie of the same name, many were concerned that beloved conservative actor Tim Allen’s torch had been passed. With this new casting, came a more vocal support for LGBT themes in children’s movies – specifically by way of a kiss between two lesbian characters. It seemed like a progressive step forward but ultimately it backfired as fans voiced their disapproval and the movie flopped at the box office. This forced Pixar to do some “soul-searching” about future products.
9. Robert De Niro
Ever since President Donald Trump took office, movie star Robert De Niro has been one of his most vocal critics. He’s been known to say that he’d like to punch the president in the face if given the chance. While this might make for good entertainment on the big screen, in the political arena it’s made him an off-putting figure and has caused a decline in his popularity. Reports now suggest that due to financial difficulties stemming from his divorce and taxes, he is taking roles just to make ends meet.
8. Armie Hammer
Recently, the rise of the actor Armie Hammer has been cut short by allegations of rape and abuse. He had joined his leftist friends in mocking President Donald Trump and calling him a “racist” and even went as far as to label him a “rapist” without evidence. The irony that came with these allegations against Hammer was thick; this man who had seen nothing wrong with hurling those same accusations at someone else now found himself in a situation where they were being thrown back at him.
7. Amy Schumer
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Amy Schumer. She was once one of the most popular comedians in Hollywood, but her career has taken a dramatic turn. It all began when she labeled Donald Trump as a racist on social media, which ultimately led to her own downfall.
6. Jemele Hill
The former ESPN anchor, Jemele Hill, has made waves in the political sphere recently. From her social media posts attacking President Trump as a “white supremacist” to her claims that America is like Nazi Germany, it is no wonder why she was fired from ESPN. However, her reaction has been less than satisfactory and many have taken issue with her accusations of racism and misogyny leading to her dismissal. It appears that Hill sees herself as a victim instead of taking personal responsibility for her actions.
5. Alec Baldwin
As a well-known actor, Alec Baldwin has become a figurehead for liberal causes. From climate change to gun control, he’s made it known that he is firmly in their corner. However, despite this seemingly unflinching advocacy of left-wing politics, Baldwin’s actions have exposed him as a hypocrite whose views are not welcomed by many on the left.
4. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen has been a fixture in the spotlight for some time. She was an elite swimsuit model and a celebrity voice of the left, gaining attention and fame for her tweets that lambasted President Donald Trump with insults like “p***y a** b*tch” or “f**king idiot”. Her antics were often met with laughter and applause from those on the left. However, all of that changed when it was discovered that she had been using the same kind of bullying behavior towards female celebs who had experienced abuse as children. In response to this revelation, Teigen quickly lost several major brand deals she had gained over time and has since struggled to recover from this fall from grace.
3. Ellen DeGeneres
For years, Ellen DeGeneres had been an icon on the left. She was witty and clever in her criticism of Donald Trump and his policies, while maintaining a kind and harmless aura. Sadly, this proved to be nothing more than a façade as stories from former employees came forward to expose the truth about her tyrannical behavior.
2. Amber Heard
The left tried to prop up actress Amber Heard as the face of the #MeToo movement when she accused superstar Johnny Depp of years of mental and physical abuse during their divorce. Her goal was to bankrupt him and destroy his career, but things didn’t go as planned. Depp won his defamation case against her after being presented with evidence of her own manipulative and violent tendencies. Not only did this end her career, it also caused #MeToo to take a major hit – much to the embarrassment of the left.
1. Meghan Markle
The story of Meghan Markle has been one of the most talked about and controversial stories in recent memory. After years of struggling to make it big in Hollywood, she found her way into fame when she married Britain’s beloved Prince Harry. She used her newfound position as a means to push left-wing policies, quickly becoming a darling of the left. However, her blatant hypocrisy on issues such as climate change and wealth inequality, along with her perpetual self-victimization has earned her the title “the most hated woman in the world” – something she admits is “so painful”.