Before the Trump Times, most people were blissfully unaware of just how many famous people had awful politics, because they mostly kept it to themselves. Prior to 2016, we really didn’t know that some of our favorite 80s and 90s stars believed terrible things about people of color, women, women of color, or anyone else who isn’t a white Republican. But now they tweet their insanity on the daily, and Twitter drags them to filth for it, and then the cycle gets repeated. It’s sad to see once-respected Oscar nominees and Emmy winners spout nonsensical Trumpisms when they used to recite stunning monologues, but 2020 has shown the world there is no such thing as the bottom of the barrel; there are only new depths to mine each day.
The list seemed to grow exponentially over the last four years, with names once said with respect now being used as punchlines. Scott Baio. James Woods. Kirstie Alley. Dennis Quaid. Others, like Kevin Sorbo and Antonio Sabato, Jr, are maybe less shocking–it’s easier to believe those with a resume full of schlock are Trumpers. And then there’s the strange case of Jon Voight.
The multiple award nominee, who won the Best Actor Oscar for “Coming Home” in 1979, has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s most loyal and public soldiers, often making impassioned, nonsensical videos making the case for Trump. Voight shared another video earlier this week, and Twitter was still dragging him for it on Saturday morning.
Every time Jon Voight turns up to say something embarrassing and fascistic, it reminds everyone of why his daughter, Angelina Jolie, is estranged from him and has dedicated herself to humanitarian causes for women and children.
— Victoria Brownworth #TaxTheRich🎃💀 (@VABVOX) November 28, 2020
Watch Voight’s full remarks below, and congratulations in advance if you can manage to sit through the whole thing.
— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) November 25, 2020