August 24, 2004

September Details publishes "reverse blacklist" of Hollywood Republicans

Details magazine, in their September issue, is "outing" young Republicans in Hollywood.

It just so happens that, in its September issue, Details magazine is outing Hollywood GOP sympathizers. The magazine claims that, in order to address the celebrity deficit that the GOP currently has, the Republican National Committee has unveiled a list of stars who veer toward the Republican side of the aisle.

Some of the names, like Jessica Simpson and Shannen Doherty, are already known. But others are more unexpected, like Adam Sandler and Freddie Prinze Jr., although Prinze’s wife Sarah Michelle Gellar has been known to lean right in the past.

In a related article, Sony producer Mike DeLuca has stepped up and acknowledged his Republican affiliation, describing the reaction in Hollywood as the equivalent of being “exposed as a serial killer.” DeLuca pointed out some lefty hypocrisy, saying, “They scream about the environment before they hop onto their private jets and blow 8,000 pounds of fuel getting to the Hamptons.”

One of the celebs named in the Details article has responded to the outing incident via her publicist and has done so in an entertaining and quasi-historical manner. The star is Mandy Moore, and the New York Post has reported the response as, “Mandy is not, nor has she ever been, a Republican.”

Sounds like Mandy is afraid of being "outed" as an "eeeeevil" Republican.


Posted by mhking at August 24, 2004 10:21 AM

Vin Diesel is a conservative? :)

Posted by: La Shawn at August 24, 2004 10:32 AM

It's a shame the conservative actors are ones I don't like.

Posted by: Joe R. at August 24, 2004 07:48 PM

Jessica Simpson?

Dear Lord. Why couldn't we get someone with 1/4 of a brain at least?!?!?!

Posted by: Jay G at August 25, 2004 10:23 AM

Law of averages: There's got to be more out there than what Details discloses. Let's don't worry about Simpson's brains. She seems to be able to take care of herself just fine so far. ;-)

Posted by: George at August 26, 2004 02:57 AM

Well, Bruce Willis is a smart guy and I hear he is a Republican and I think his ex-wife, Demi Moore, is too. So is Bo Derek and she is not only beautiful but smart...must be if she votes GOP. Anyway, there might not be very many Republican actors in California but two of them have been elected Governor. Not a bad percentage when you think about it, eh?

Posted by: jane m at August 26, 2004 10:06 PM

The statement that SMG "has been known to lean right" has made my day, if not my month. Go, Buff!

Posted by: Brian Jones at August 27, 2004 09:18 AM

Have you noticed that many of the stars that support the GOP are how do I put this... semi-retarded, says a lot for the GOP where as the Dems lean towards stars such as Matt Damon - Harvard educated.

Posted by: Michael at August 27, 2004 11:01 AM

"I'd rather trust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to faculty of Harvard University"--William F Buckley, Jr

I imagine this sentiment would also apply to most Harvard alumni, although I am pretty sure Matt dropped out of Harvard a few semesters shy of graduation.

Posted by: Rob Smith at August 27, 2004 01:58 PM

In Hollywood, everyone claims to be liberal, but the reality is very different. While I am sure there is a majority of liberals in Hollywood, there is probably more Republican representation than one would think. Claiming to be a conservative in Hollywood is like claiming you think communism might be a good thing back in the days of McCarthyism.
That particular industry and ones standing in it is very fickle and fragile. To announce ones right wing leanings would probably damage ones career (Not according to Tim Robbins with his 'ill wind' and his oscar nomination a year or two later).

It's only heavyweight stars such as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger who have the firm standing in Hollywood to be able to announce their pact with the devil.

Oh, and my Brother in law works in Hollywood, and he claims to be a liberal to those he does business with, while at the same time, he is a devout Republican voter. Perhaps this is why they make claims about having liberal values and then act like Republicans with their private jets. Then again, they may just be hypocritical liberals.

Posted by: DelphiGuy at August 27, 2004 05:36 PM

Ha Ha Ha.. Hey Michael, get some accurate info before you start spouting off... Did not know this, but Vincent Gallo.. republican.. and
IFC award winner.. whoa!!

Posted by: Shawn at September 15, 2004 12:08 PM

can someone e-mail me a list of websites with actors and actresses who support Bush? Thanks!

Posted by: Elizabeth at October 28, 2004 11:28 PM

Of course I expect Matt Damon who graduated from one of the most liberal universities in the world to think the way he does. You may be semi-retarded if you believe Harvard is not extreme left. Most of what gets taught in the humanities departments of colleges is derived from Karl Marx. Boy Communism sure worked like a dream. You would think academics would discard ideologies of failure.

Posted by: Frank at March 16, 2005 05:41 PM

Does anyone care which political party a hollywood movie star supports? They still only have one vote like any working Joe. besides, all the liberal stars that came out to help Kerry get elected may have actually turned off many middle of the roaders like myself. I am educated and can make up my own mind about who to vote for. Hoyywood needs to realize that they may have more money than the average voter but they are no more educated than the average voter. In fact they may be less educated because they live in an artificial bubble that keeps them away from average hard working american families.

Posted by: Jim Dixon at October 31, 2005 11:05 AM
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