Alyssa Milano has really changed. Publicly, that is. For a while, she was making political comments online with a noted respect for those who disagreed. I was impressed.
But the actress appears to have developed a breathtakingly powerful messiah complex, compelling her to remark upon every political issue to hit the American stage. It’s as if the wind is whispering, “Just do it. You’re the one. You have all the answers. Speak out and save the world.”
And somewhere in the midst of her surrender to fate, she threw away all pretense of politeness.
Thus, we end up with things such as these:
Evidently, Alyssa again heard the call of the wild.
Her insult to the Academy Award-winning actor is striking:
“Now I understand why Republicans like to discredit actors and our political views. Stay in your lane, Jon! Has been! F-lister trying to stay relevant! Nobody cares what an out of touch actor thinks!”
Now I understand why Republicans like to discredit actors and our political views.
“Stay in your lane, Jon!”
“F-lister trying to stay relevant!”
“Nobody cares what an out of touch actor thinks!” https://t.co/LcIGgBO9az
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 25, 2019
I’m perplexed by her words. I believe I understand her point, but…bad move.
The Daily Wire had something interesting to say:
Since Milano was so eager to disparage Voight as a “Has been!” and “F-lister,” let’s take a quick look at how their careers compare. First, let’s examine Milano’s esteemed history. She’s a three-time winner of a Blimp Award, which is won from a vote for the Kid’s Choice Awards from Nickelodeon; she has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award, and she has garnered one nomination from the People’s Choice Awards. Most of the awards were for her role in Who’s The Boss. Oh, and she got another Blimp nomination for Charmed.
Along with his roles in several television series over his decades-long career, Voight has starred in major films from a wide range of genres, including Catch-22 (1970), Deliverance (1972), Heat (1995), Mission Impossible (1996), Transformers (2007) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). Voight was nominated for Academy Awards for best actor in a leading role for Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Runaway Train (1985) and best actor in a supporting role for Ali (2001). In 1979, he won the Oscar for best actor in a leading role for Coming Home (1978). He’s also won several Golden Globes, including two for his role as Mickey Donovan (father to the title character in Showtime’s headed-for-Season-7 hit Ray Donovan).
As for Alyssa’s assertion that Republicans don’t care what actors think, I’d like to make a correction: Largely, Americans don’t care what actors think. They’re perplexed that actors seem to believe anyone does.
I’m not suggesting the average person is bothered by an actor simply giving an opinion about politics. But when entertainers rudely rail, or when they seem to imagine they’re rescuing the country — like a certain former child star — people find it to be not unlike a great big turd.
I’d love to see Samantha Micelli stop stinkin’ up the joint.
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