Seth MacFarlane: ‘Trump is not of the people’
Actor Seth MacFarlane, who hosted the Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump, says the president-elect is wildly disliked in Hollywood because he embodies the worst aspects of the entertainment world.
“Wanna know why Hollywood folks hate Trump?” MacFarlane asked in a statement tweeted out Friday. “We live and work amongst his kind every day out here.
“His tactics are those employed by the shiftiest of agents, lawyers and publicists,” he added. “We’ve learned to recognize the blustery showmanship of a lying conman because we encounter it every day in our business.
“Most of us love America a hell of a lot, and we don’t want America to be conned the way many of us have ourselves. Trump is not of the people. Trump is of Hollywood. And that’s the problem.”
The “Family Guy” creator last month blamed liberal hyperbole for many voters ignoring warnings about Trump and electing him president anyways.
“This will not a popular observation, and I don’t even know if I subscribe to it myself,” he tweeted the day after Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“But it can be argued that the Left expended so much energy over the years being outraged over verbal missteps, accidental innuendo, ‘tasteless’ tweets (see Justine Sacco) etc. in the name of clickbait, that when the real threat to equality emerged, we’d cried wolf too many times to be heard.”
Trump and his surrogates repeatedly criticized political correctness, arguing it had weakened U.S. strength at home and abroad.
The 2016 race caused consternation in Hollywood, with dozens of celebrities threatening to leave the country if Trump won the White House.
Actress Lena Dunham notably vowed she would relocate to Canada, for example, while pop star Cher pledged she would depart for Jupiter.
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