Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign received unprecedented Hollywood support, from super PACs to TV shows, to social media, to concert endorsements. But actor Dean Cain warned celebrities, “Be careful about the things you say and vilifying the other side because it can come back to bite you.”
On “Fox & Friends” on December 6, Cain, who stars in the film about convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell, Gosnell, discussed Hollywood’s “political activism.” In light of recent statements made by actress Sally Field and singer Madonna, Cain argued that it’s “fine” if a celebrity wants to have a “cogent argument,” but “a lot of these folks are out there shouting down opponents and talking down to other people and that very much can backfire.”
Recently, Madonna absurdly claimed that many women voted for Trump because “women hate women.” “Women’s nature is not to support other women,” she concluded. Similarly, Field joined Twitter to understand why people voted for Trump, a man she claimed “does not stand for anything.” She also bemoaned Trump’s victory despite Clinton winning the popular vote.
When asked if Hollywood is becoming irrelevant, Cain responded, “I think Hollywood has kind of always sort of been irrelevant when it comes to endorsing political candidates.”
Cain praised actor Mark Wahlberg for saying that celebrities should refrain from discussing politics. Wahlberg recently stated that a lot of Hollywood celebrities live “in a bubble.” “They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family,” he noted.
“One thing you cannot do is tell people how they should vote,” Cain asserted, “Put your big boy pants on and say, ‘here’s what I believe and here’s why.’” He concluded, “And when the rest of the country or half of the country doesn’t agree, you need to take that on the chin, and maybe listen to their argument a little bit.”
Co-host Steve Doocy summed it up nicely: “Get over it. Trump won.”
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