Fox News Actually Praises These Celebrities for Talking About Politics
Fox News is typically quick to condemn celebrities when they share their opinions on politics. When stars like Jimmy Kimmel or LeBron James have spoken up about their views, the conservative news network has slammed them for not staying in their lane.
However, it’s evident that Fox News only gets upset about anyone sharing their political views when they don’t align with their own. Some celebrities who lean more conservative have gotten the OK to rant on about their opinions — making the network seem a bit hypocritical.
From this reality star (page 6) to one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood (page 7), Fox News actually praises these celebrities for talking about politics.
1. Clint Eastwood
Back when Barack Obama was president, Laura Ingraham suggested filmmaker Clint Eastwood had a significant role in the world of politics. She tweeted in 2012, “Did Clint Eastwood make it more acceptable for Hollywood to make fun of the president?”
She also shared Eastwood’s message to the U.S. Supreme Court to “drop California’s gay marriage ban” on Twitter — something she clearly agreed with and presented as a valuable resource.
Next: He’s a Democrat turned Republican.
2. Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie’s father, Jon Voight, used to be a Democratic activist. However, by the early 2000s, he completely switched gears and voiced his new conservative mindset. Of course, once he identified as a Republican, Fox News was quick to provide Voight a platform.
He began appearing on the network in 2004, and even stopped by as a guest to voiced his support of Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential election.
Next: This musician has been a frequent guest on Fox News.
3. Gene Simmons
KISS frontman Gene Simmons made his name in the music industry, but he’s apparently trying to gain a following in the political world, too. Fox News is completely on board, and has had the conservative musician on their network plenty of times to share his opinions.
He’s made controversial comments about women and race, and has even advised liberal celebrities to “shut their pie holes” when it comes to politics. Fox & Friends clearly agrees with his views, as one host raved, “He’s a serious and successful businessman. He’s got a lot to say about about public policy, from health care to taxes.”
Next: They even value this celebrity’s political opinion.
Yes, Fox News will even take Fabio’s political opinions over those of most in Hollywood. He was invited onto Tucker Carlson Tonight in April 2017, where he discussed how “liberalism is leading to California’s collapse.”
Next: He’s been appearing on Fox News for years.
5. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris has been a go-to celebrity to appear on Fox News for years. He once stopped by the network to speak with Bill O’Reilly, where he made the totally baseless claim, “What has happened is the Democrats have gone farther left, and the Republicans have gone to where the Democrats were 40 years ago.”
Next: This reality TV star has made his conservative views known.
6. Phil Robertson
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson was once suspended from the A&E show for nine days after making racist and anti-gay comments. According to Entertainment Weekly, “Robertson called homosexuality a sin, likening it to bestiality, and said that black people were happy in pre-civil-rights-era Louisiana.”
Of course, Laura Ingraham has welcomed his view on politics and has shared his statements on Twitter. In 2014, she tweeted, “Phil Robertson discusses how US should handle ISIS threat: ‘If I were president, I would wrap this up in a hurry.’”
Next: Fox News praised this well-known actor.
7. Tim Allen
Tim Allen may be one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, but his conservative views have led to Fox News valuing his opinions. When Megyn Kelly was still a member of the Fox News family, she praised Allen.
“You’re one of the few conservatives in Hollywood. The viewers may not know, you had to go underground. It’s very brave of you. You’re out of the closet as a conservative.”
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