Skip to comments.10 HOLLYWOOD PERFORMERS WHO ARE REPORTEDLY (& SURPRISINGLY) REPUBLICANS
Posted on 10/12/2012 12:53:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Hollywood is known for being overwhelming left-of-center. From celebrity-led fundraisers supporting President Barack Obama's re-election campaign to incendiary rhetoric aimed against Republicans, the majority of Hollywood doesn't hide its liberal inclinations.
That being said, Tinseltown isn't completely devoid of GOP enthusiasts. While they comprise a very silent minority, right-of-center celebrities exist --- and some may even surprise you. While the following list is by no means a complete picture, it is a compilation of 10 of the most interesting and surprising actors and performers who reportedly consider themselves Republicans.
Actor Tony Danza is known for his popular role on the 1980s sitcom "Who's the Boss?," for his former talk show gig and for appearing in some popular feature films. But the New York City-born actor is also a Republican who may even have political ambitions of his own.
In fact, in a recent interview, he told The Wall Street Journal that he’s thought about running for NYC mayor:
Im of a certain age, and you see things, and you think maybe you could help, Danza said. You say: Let me fix the city. Let me run for Mayor. [...]
Danza declined to say which party hed run for, adding that hes never made a monetary contribution to a politician. The countrys been hoodwinked into thinking were supposed to do that, he said.
While he didn’t share his political persuasion, numerous outlets have reiterated his right-of-center views.
When she’s not slaying vampires, Buffy (also known as Sarah Michelle Gellar) is apparently donating to charity and…being a Republican (allegedly). Gather news writes, “It’s probably no surprise that Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Sarah Michelle Gellar is Republican. She‘s all about what is right in the world and fixing whatever’s wrong.”
While she’s purportedly right-minded, Gellar is reportedly tight-lipped about her political affiliation.
From “Everybody Loves Raymond” to “The Middle,” actress Patricia Heaton has been a television fixture for over a decade. The outspoken actress has made her pro-life views known, as she has often come out to publicly support anti-abortion causes (although she has also been openly supportive of gay marriage).
The actress is a fan of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, too. In July, POLITICO reported:
Actress Patricia Heaton thinks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pretty great.
Met Gov. Romney last nite – excellent human being, the star of ABCs The Middle tweeted on Tuesday.
Heaton is one of a few outspoken conservatives in Hollywood and regularly shares her political musings on Twitter.
While everyone may not love Heaton’s political views, she’s certainly a successful example of a political rarity in Hollywood.
Adam Sandler is a well-known comedian. He’s also a Republican who financially-supported 2008 presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Numerous media outlets have reported that Sandler is a registered GOPer. Like Heaton, he, too, has stated his support for gay marriage, a stance issue that tends to rile social conservatives.
Angie Harmon is a Republican and she’s apparently not afraid to show it. The star of “Rizzoli & Isles” spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Naturally, she’s been more than open about her conservative views. In a 2011 interview, she spoke about the experience of “coming out” as a GOPer:
“Heres the thing about that. When I quote, unquote came out I had no idea I was doing something that was detrimental to my career. It never occurred to me. Im an American. Im going to have an opinion as everybody else does and I was asked a question. The fact that it was turned into that I was a gay hating racist was just heartbreaking. It was really horrible. The fact that most of my close friends are gay. After I quote unquote came out as a Republican, one of my dearest gay friends said to me, Youve got to go on a T.V. show and tell everyone you like gay people. I was like, Why? He was like, Because youre a Republican. I was like, Im sorry whos stereotyping who?”
Interestingly, Fox News‘ Bill O’Reilly made a guest appearance last season on ”Rizzoli & Isles.”
While there’s not much known about Heather Locklear and her Republicanism, the “Melrose Place” actress has been known, for years, to be right-of-center. Like Gellar, she’s tight-lipped about her views and hasn’t been quoted much speaking on-the-record about conservative values.
Zimio adds, “Heather Locklear has been known as a Republican for years, but is stubbornly quiet on the issue. She declined to participate in a 2004 documentary called ‘Rated R: Republicans in Hollywood,’ in which celebrity conservatives talked about being a cultural minority.”
Joan Rivers isn’t known for being a Hollywood sweetheart. That being said, the 79-year-old comedian and actress is, at least constitutionally-speaking, a Republican. New York Magazine has a few sentences that perfectly encapsulate her views:
Though she calls herself an independent and voted for Obama, she is constitutionally Republican. Friends with Nancy Reagan. Thinks we should just bomb the shit out of Iran. Ambivalent about feminism. Detests whining and victimhood and laziness. Hated Precious. I got very annoyed, she says. I thought, Oh, get a job! Stand up and get a job!
Despite voting for Obama, Rivers has agreed that his policies are unfair to the wealthy, telling POLITICO, I think if I work very hard, I should be able to gather the fruits of my labor. And I think if youre not about to work, you should get minimal and leave me alone. I think if you dont wear a helmet and you fall off your bike, you pay for the doctor.
Actor Bruce Willis has a penchant for small government. While he may not be on board with all (or most) GOP proposals, in 2006, he made his pseudo-conservatism known.
“I’m a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, want less government intrusion,” he said, going on to make it clear, though, that he is not political. “I hate government. I’m apolitical. Write that down. I’m not a Republican.”
Willis did support George H.W. Bush in 1992 and President George W. Bush in 2000, but, today, he remains “apolitical.” In fact, he recently said that he doesn’t care who wins in the upcoming election and that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is an “embarrassment.” Still, he embraces right-of-center sentiment and, because of his smaller-government views, he qualifies for this list.
“90210′s” Shannen Doherty has been vocal about her Republican views in the past. ”I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I’m a Republican,” she once said.
In a recent interview, Doherty proclaimed that, while she’s a conservative, she needs to believe in a candidate in order to cast a vote for him or her. The actress said that she supports people who are willing to “evoke change and to stand for something.” The actress is also passionate about educating students on what unfolded on September 11, 2001:
“…9/11 affected me, as it affected everybody in this country and most people around the world. It was horrific and scary, but it also elicited feelings of pride, camaraderie and patriotism. You saw a country pull together and support each other. It was one of the most beautiful things Ive bared witness to, while also being a horrific event with how many people were murdered on that day. My political mind comes into play being that Im confused as to why we dont have some form of a curriculum in our schools for teaching about that day.
I dont think its a day that should ever be forgotten. We certainly didnt forget about Pearl Harbor and we teach about Pearl Harbor. I dont see why 9/11 is any different, and its something I am going to be fighting for. In life, you have to get passionate and stand behind something and fight for it. It takes one person to evoke change, to start a movement to make the world a better place. Education is first and foremost, which is again, why I believe that 9/11 is something that should be taught about in school.”
While she was once known as a wild card and a Hollywood bad girl, Doherty is nowadays calling herself a conservative.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is rapper 50 Cent. In the past, he’s stated that he is, in fact, a Republican. Inquisitr writes, “Rapper 50 Cent allegedly leans to the right and once noted he would vote for President George W. Bush if it werent for his felony conviction.”
However, some outlets have shown that 50 Cent, though he once showed his love for the nation’s 43rd president, eventually soured on Bush. StarPulse.com has more:
The hip-hop star – real name Curtis Jackson - was a one-time fan of the political figure, telling interviewers in 2005, “I wanna…shake his hand and tell him how much of me I see in him.”
However the In Da Club hit maker has made a dramatic u-turn, accusing Bush of being cruel and heartless. He tells New York Magazine, “George Bush has a talent: he has less compassion than the average human. By all means, I don’t aspire to be like George Bush.” The President has lost public support in the polls in recent years following wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Either way, 50 Cent has shown his support for Republican ideals — a fascinating notion, considering his stature in the entertainment industry.
There you have it. Ten of the most fascinating (alleged) Republican celebrities.
I thought this list was debunked..
Rare conservatives in Hollywood -— Some well-known ones include:
and Clint Eastwood
RE: I thought this list was debunked.
Who debunked it? And where?
I guess we can now add Lindsay Lohan to the list.
Well here’s one that hasn’t been “debunked” :
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Richie, is the man behind Romney’s campaign theme song “Born Free.” The Michigan rocker recently supported vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan at an event in his home state.
And while we’re into rock music, here’s one other that might surprise...
KISS rocker Gene Simmons supported Obama in 2008 but has endorsed Romney for 2012. “Strictly speaking on the economy and in my humble opinion, Mitt Romney,” he told Fox News’
And for those who are members of the NRA... this will come as no surprise...
Musician Ted Nugent is a vehement supporter of the Republican party. At a National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis in early August, he called Obama’s administration “vile,” “evil” and “America-hating.”
And who could forget the only bright spot in that left wing show — THE VIEW...
“The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a vocal Republican and has has political debates with her co-hosts on the talk show.
And for country Music Fans, Country singer and CW’s “The Next” John Rich has donated $2,500 to the Romney campaign. He also wrote the campaign theme for John McCain in 2008 — RAISIN’ McCAIN.
RE: Britney spears.
Yeah sigh... She openly said she supported Bush.
As said no proof Sarah is Republican,Sarah could be a moderate “I” do not know for certain. Freddie Prinze Jr has said he is Republican and he works for the McMahon’s for WWE. But they keep their lives private.
Add Scott Baio & Adam S. Baldwin
LL Cool J attended the 2004 Republican National Convention in support of John McCain. One of the few BLACK celebrity Republicans I know.
add Ben Affleck as a Maybe .. he was impressed with Mitt’s debate performance
Ben Affleck says Romney surprised him with an amazing debate performance [VIDEO]
By Nicholas Ballasy | The Daily Caller Thu, Oct 11, 2012
I’ll now add “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash, who announced via Twitter that she will be supporting Romney in the November election.
RE Lindsay Lohan
But Producer Jerry Bruckheimer donated $25,000 to the Mitt Romney victory fund.
Country singer Trace Adkins has said, “I want to be able to whole-heartedly support the nominee... It’s going to be Mitt Romney and I’m going to support him 100%.” He debuted his GOP anthem “Tough People Do” at a charity concert at the RNC.
The media demonized Britney Spears. Wonder why? Because she supported President Bush. Notice what the media did to Sarah Palin.
Britney Spears is from around here in Louisiana, not too many democrats here.
Speaking of blonds....
Jessica Simpson was a big Bush supporter in 2004.
“Jessica loves the heck out of him,” her father Joe has said, according to E! News.
Jon Voight. Gary Sinise. Two of the best.
Don’t be fooled. Ben Affleck is a card carrying Lib along with his wife, Jennifer Garner. He’s just trying to sell his movie.
Affleck also said that he’s voting for Obama because he thinks the rich should be taxed more.
Why don’t these guys just cut an extra check to the IRS?
Has any woman aged better than Heather Locklear?
Misinformed about LL Cool J
Rapper LL Cool J, who announced he was an Independent on Piers Morgan Tonight in February, was surprised to learn that hes a Republican.
Did you notice Affleck wince when BO’R asked him if he was okay with 0’s 45% tax rate for those 1%er’s like Affleck and himself? It was hilarious.
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Ben Stein. Bah!
I was surprised to learn this morning she endorsed Romney.
Until today I didn’t think this dame had one functioning brain cell in her head.
Not too well known, but Anne Archer is conservative.
Shannen Doherty has the most gorgeous eyes.
They forgot Bo Dereck.
Did she get some work done?
I didn’t even recognize her.
Affleck would probably lose Matt Damon as a friend - along with a bunch of family members - if he became a conservative.
Obama probably plans on making sure his buddies have enough loopholes that the rest of us don’t know about so he can keep everyone happy.
I figured Patricia Heaton would be on the list, she’s pro life.
Definitely NOT Shannon Daugherty. Whoa! You can’t even recognize her with all that work that looks to have been done.
I believe Suzanne Somers is voting R
“Has any woman aged better than Heather Locklear?”
Why dont these guys just cut an extra check to the IRS?
Because they really dont believe in choice.
Unfortunately, her vote will only count in Chicago...and it will be a Dhimmicrat vote.
!! GAMS !!
Heather Locklear can be debunked from my bunk anytime...
I wonder if 50 Cents would ever run for town council of Farmington, CT (He owns an infamous house in the town).
Fitty Sents? Who new?!
Affleck is a major league democrat.
Yeah sigh... She openly said she supported Bush
Well that was around the time she was making out with Madonna so maybe she misunderstood the question...
These aren’t ‘surprising’. This list is well known.
Ted Nugent is a Conservative? Who would ever have guessed that?
Nope, 50 has been very outspoken against Obama. I don't think he spoke out for McCain but he made sure people knew he didn't like Obama. (he was a big Bush fan).
Not much difference between 20 million and 30 million in standard of living.
Laura Bush has improved with age, imho, and Nancy Reagan, hung in there well past her prime. I guess it’s because they refused the Kool-Aid.