Melissa Joan Hart on Romney Backlash: Messages Were 'Disgusting'

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    Nov 13, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    Melissa Joan Hart — the perky blonde star of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’’ who publicly supported the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket — says it’s tough supporting Republicans in Hollywood and lashed out at critics who sent her “hurtful’’ Twitter messages.

    “Some of the stuff I got was pretty disgusting,’’ Hart told Sean Hannity on Fox News.

    “It was so hurtful . . . I don’t put out hate and I don’t want to see hate on my Twitter feed. If you don’t like what I have to say, don’t follow me.’’

    One critic slammed Hart on Twitter, writing, “Vote today and punch yourself in the uterus.’’ Another called her “politically ignorant’’ and used a vulgarity.

    “I got blasted a lot. I got blasted as I must hate gay people if I’m voting for Romney,’’ said Hart, 36. But, she added, “I never said I was Republican. I just said who I was voting for . . . I never said anything political.’’

    The actress — who grew up in Smithtown, New York, and now appears with Joey Lawrence in the ABC Family series “Melissa & Joey’’ — said she learned early on in her career that backing GOP candidates can be risky in the nation’s entertainment capitol.

    Once, as she went to rehearsals for “Sabrina’’ after voting for Robert Dole, who was running against Bill Clinton, “I walked in with my ‘I vote’ sticker and I was so proud of myself and walked on the stage . . . and everyone was like, ‘You voted! Oh, ok, who did you vote for?’ And I said, ‘Dole,’ and oh my gosh, I learned a lesson that day!"

    Her experiences have “schooled me to the fact that you just don’t talk about politics in Hollywood.’’

    But Hart noted that some of the Hollywood community does vote Republican.

    “But they’re afraid to say it,’’ she said. “It is like a blacklist. It’s a little scary. And I just found out there’s a Wikipedia page that says who backed Romney in the celebrity [world].

    “It was unbelievable. I live in a country where I’m supposed to be able to have this freedom to choose who ever I want to vote for, whatever religion I want, and I feel like there are these limitations. It’s not like it used to be.’’

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    Nov 14, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    The right really needs to invest in better celebrities.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 14, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    Melissa Joan Hart, especially to Sean Hannity, it goes both ways. In the South, Republicans treat Democrats the same way. Shit, who is she kidding? How many times was Hannity pumping up his audience by calling Obama a terrorist or associated with terrorists? Pot, meet kettle.
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    Nov 14, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    " “hurtful’’ Twitter messages."


    In the Big Scheme of Human Suffering,

    " “hurtful’’ Twitter messages."

    seem manageable enough.


    This seems like a good time to try on THE BIG GIRL PANTIES.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 14, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    Jeez, I'll bet her I.Q. isn't too terribly high, and not simply because she always votes Republican...
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 14, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    So what this "actress" is saying is that she should be free to voice her political opinions, but others should not be able to do so.
    Because she's a celebrity (barely), people are required to agree with her?
    Sorry, dear, it doesn't work like that.

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    Nov 15, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    In the entertainment industry you're not allowed to say you're a Republican or in this case voted for Romney. It could affect your career unless you're older and already established, like Jenna Jamesonicon_lol.gif, Clint Eastwood, Jon Voight, and Gene Simmons, who all supported Romney. Democrats are supposed to have tolerance, but some of them don't tolerate you if you have your own opinion.

    Melissa Joan Hart is not a big star, but on a larger scale the same thing happened to Kelly Clarkson last year when she endorsed Ron Paul: fans cursed at her, said they were going to throw away her CD's, not purchase her CD's, and boycott her concerts. Kelly Clarkson is huge. She's sold millions of records, has earned umpteen awards, and has a very successful concert and television career. It was career suicide. Clarkson provides paychecks to many people: everyone from the people who run concert halls, to her record company, to the people who go on tour with her, and many more.

    Clarkson made sure not to make the same mistake this year. Most likely she receive a lot of pressure from her handlers and announced a few months back she'd be voting for Obama. She even described herself as an "Obama girl." I've heard of James Bond girls but Obama girl?icon_rolleyes.gif Katy Perry didn't want to make the same mistake Clarkson did. She not only supported Obama but even gave him some lucky undies.

    During the Clinton and Obama administrations, the White House became Hollywood East.

    katy_perry_obama_dresses_a_p.jpg
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    Nov 15, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
    Draper saidIn the entertainment industry you're not allowed to say you're a Republican or in this case voted for Romney. It could affect your career unless you're older and already established, like Jenna Jamesonicon_lol.gif, Clint Eastwood, Jon Voight, and Gene Simmons, who all supported Romney. Democrats are supposed to have tolerance, but some of them don't tolerate you if you have your own opinion.

    Melissa Joan Hart is not a big star, but on a larger scale the same thing happened to Kelly Clarkson last year when she endorsed Ron Paul: fans cursed at her, said they were going to throw away her CD's, not purchase her CD's, and boycott her concerts. Kelly Clarkson is huge. She's sold millions of records, has earned umpteen awards, and has a very successful concert and television career. It was career suicide. Clarkson provides paychecks to many people: everyone from the people who run concert halls, to her record company, to the people who go on tour with her, and many more.

    Clarkson made sure not to make the same mistake this year. Most likely she receive a lot of pressure from her handlers and announced a few months back she'd be voting for Obama. She even described herself as an "Obama girl." I've heard of James Bond girls but Obama girl?icon_rolleyes.gif Katy Perry didn't want to make the same mistake Clarkson did. She not only supported Obama but even gave him some lucky undies.

    During the Clinton and Obama administrations, the White House became Hollywood East.

    katy_perry_obama_dresses_a_p.jpg


    What about the Dixie Chicks?

    And Fox News and Limbaugh et al regularly spend hours attacking any celebrity who supports the Dems.
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Christian73 said

    What about the Dixie Chicks?

    And Fox News and Limbaugh et al regularly spend hours attacking any celebrity who supports the Dems.


    Their careers aren't affected by Fox and Limbaugh. Bill Maher calls women the "c" word and donates one million to the Obama campaign. I'd like to know what Michelle Obama thinks of that. If Katy Perry wore dresses with Romney's pic her career would be kaput.

    The Chicks are fine.

    top10_dixie_0227.jpg

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    Nov 16, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    Draper said
    Christian73 said

    What about the Dixie Chicks?

    And Fox News and Limbaugh et al regularly spend hours attacking any celebrity who supports the Dems.


    Their careers aren't affected by Fox and Limbaugh. Bill Maher calls women the "c" word and donates one million to the Obama campaign. I'd like to know what Michelle Obama thinks of that. If Katy Perry wore dresses with Romney's pic her career would be kaput.

    The Chicks are fine.

    top10_dixie_0227.jpg



    Take a wild guess, genius.
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    Nov 16, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    You are so far off from accuracy. The Dixie Chicks were ran through the mud after their anti-Bush comments in England. They no longer recieved air time, tv time, or anything else in the music industry. They had to scrap their fan base and recreate themselves under a more pop/country guise in order to make it back to air time/tv time. For crying out loud their come back single was "Not Ready To Make Nice" Even still, with such heavily country influence, the Dixie Chicks never really made it back to where they once were.


    You are absolutely clueless. Please stop talking about subject matters you haven't got the slightest fucking clue about.


    Draper said
    Christian73 said

    What about the Dixie Chicks?

    And Fox News and Limbaugh et al regularly spend hours attacking any celebrity who supports the Dems.


    Their careers aren't affected by Fox and Limbaugh. Bill Maher calls women the "c" word and donates one million to the Obama campaign. I'd like to know what Michelle Obama thinks of that. If Katy Perry wore dresses with Romney's pic her career would be kaput.

    The Chicks are fine.

    top10_dixie_0227.jpg