Okay, so in an interview with BBC earlier this month, Nicole Kidman made a statement that sent the internet into a complete uproar. Kidman expressed that the country needs to start supporting President-elect Donald Trump.
In the interview, originally meant to focus on her latest film, Kidman stated:
“I’m always reticent to start commenting politically; I’ve never done it in terms of America or Australia. I’m issue-based. So I just say, he’s now elected, and we as a country need to support whosever the president because that’s what the country’s based on.”
After the country completely flipped its lid on Kidman, distorting her intentions and making her look as if she is a stout Trump supporter, Kidman appeared in an interview with Access Hollywood where she set the record straight….kind of. Kidman stated:
“I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American Constitution, and it was that simple. I’m out of it now. That’s what I said and it’s that simple.”
Thank you for clarifying that for us, but there are just two issues with this. First of all Mrs. Kidman, you are a public figure who’s opinions weigh heavily on the public so if you are going to make a political statement, you can’t just dip out because you receive backlash.
You have been in the business long enough to know that your choices in public speech can make a huge impact.
Secondly, that is not how things work. Just because someone is our president does not mean we should throw away all moral and ethical fibers and blindly support them. If Trump hated actors or Australians would Mrs. Kidman’s attitude be so laissez-faire?
If every time someone was put into a position of power we just forgot what we stand for and what is right and supported them, we would be hanging out under Hitler’s rule, burning the Jews, and sporting tiny little mustaches.
So, next time someone in the public eye wants to make a blanket statement maybe they should think about the consequences of their comments before speaking.
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