There is an obvious political slant in Hollywood toward Democrats and liberal ideologies. But Goldie Hawn is reminding Hollywood celebrities that their job is to entertain the public no matter what political affiliations they have.
“The Center for Responsive Politics reports that individuals and firms in the television, movie and music industries gave $84 million in campaign contributions during the 2016 election cycle, with 80% going to Democrats,” the New York Times reported in 2018.
In the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, Democratic candidates received an overwhelming majority of votes in Los Angeles County, with Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden receiving 72% and 71%, respectively.
Hawn appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” on Friday, where she was asked about Hollywood’s political activism that is off-putting to many Americans.
“I think it’s why it drives people crazy when Hollywood tries to act holier than thou and starts lecturing middle America about morality and so on,” said host Megyn Kelly. “And you know, these people sitting in Iowa who have never done any, they’ve never tried to put someone on a casting couch … They’re like, ‘You could save your lectures for somebody else.'”
Hawn agreed and replied, “That’s right, exactly.”
“A lot of Hollywood has a lot of missions, right? And you know, you want to put your name onto something that you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. And that’s the reality,” said Hawn, who has been an actress since the 1960s and has 38 acting credits under her name.
Hawn admitted, “I stay in my lane.”
“But the reality is, is that if we want to do anything, we want to do it for all people, not just for a group or whatever,” noted the “Overboard” movie star.
“What makes polarity even more is creating teams on either side of the aisle,” the Oscar-winning actress continued. “And I don’t think that’s what we do. I think we entertain. I think we bring awareness to people, just of their ability to laugh, to have joy, to experience it, to cry. We are emotional beings and create emotion in others. And it’s in this case, I think we’re in service.”
Goldie Hawn on The Role of Hollywood and Performers in Society | The Megyn Kelly Show
In June, Joe Rogan claimed that the entertainment industry is full of “insecure people” who are willing to adopt “liberal sensibilities” to advance their careers. Rogan — who starred in two hit TV shows — asked how there could be an industry where “everyone is liberal” when the “country is basically divided 50-50?”
At the Golden Globe Awards show in 2020, comedian Ricky Gervais unleashed a memorable tongue-lashing on celebrities for lecturing the public.
“So, if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech,” Gervais instructed the star-studded Hollywood audience. “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award. Thank your agent and your god, and f*** off!”