Actor James Woods shared Thursday that his agent dropped him as a client because he was “feeling patriotic” on Independence Day.
Woods tweeted a message from his agent, Ken Kaplan, in which Kaplan said he no longer wanted to represent the actor.
“It’s the 4th of July and I’m feeling patriotic. I don’t want to represent you anymore. I mean I could go on a rant but you know what I’d say,” Kaplan wrote.
So this email from my agent (a political liberal) today... pic.twitter.com/RLXUWi9no8— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 5, 2018
Woods said that Kaplan is a “political liberal,” though the agent’s message did not explicitly state the decision was based on politics.
In a separate tweet, Woods thanked his agent and expressed some surprise at the decision.
My response: “Dear Ken, I don’t actually. I was thinking if you’re feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one’s right to think as an individual. Be that as it may, I want to thank you for all your hard work and devotion on my behalf. Be well.” https://t.co/nEe8OMaWb2— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 5, 2018
The actor has been an outspoken critic of Democrats and liberal policies. While he initially supported Carly Fiorina's 2016 presidential campaign, Woods has become a vocal backer of President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE.
Following the 2016 election, Woods said he was quitting Twitter because of censorship. However, he later rejoined the platform and tweets regularly.