Reese Witherspoon speaks her mind, y’all — and that will never change.
The Oscar-winning actress has been getting heat for a tweet she posted, amid Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, about abortion. Witherspoon retweeted California Sen. Kamala Harris‘s post showing a question she asked Kavanaugh about government influence over males, as well as the answer he gave after stuttering, stammering, and asking for clarification. Witherspoon used emojis to point to the Q&A, writing, “THIS.”
We assume that Witherspoon hit “tweet” knowing exactly what the comments would be — she’s savvy from having navigated Hollywood for so long — and the replies came quickly about how she’s just part of the “Hollywood elites” and that she shouldn’t share her political beliefs on Twitter (despite the commenters being able to). One reply called her “ridiculous” for having an opinion while another commenter told her “don’t speak politics.”
I enjoyed your tweets cuz they were non—political — I am sick of rich Hollywood elites voting for dem laws that directly hurt my family— tax on gas, water and high electricity — why not spread your wealth I could use a 9000 dollar gift to pay for your rich guilt
— Ruth ❌ (@rlgordon18_ruth) September 6, 2018
Hummmm….be as smart as you have been Reese, don't get into politics on an open forum. You hv too many fans not on your side.
— Gina Rakin (@GinaRankin6) September 6, 2018
Everything right now is about Good vs. evil not Conservative vs. Liberal. Don’t get it twisted Reese. Maybe you should be more like Dolly Parton and don’t speak politics………
— Dave Combs (@DaveCombs72) September 6, 2018
So ridiculous reese. The baby inside "a woman's body" is a separate life–its not a blob of nothing. If a pregnant woman is killed, the killer is responsible for 2 lives
— Jesus is Coming (@Jesusis60388532) September 6, 2018
Others used Witherspoon’s comment as an opportunity to rip Sen. Harris in the crudest and most disgusting — but sadly not surprising — way.
Why do you support a woman who sat on her knees to advance her career? #KamalaHarris
— D. M. S 🇺🇸 (@SKEG_LA) September 6, 2018
Not that Witherspoon is weeping over any of this, but among her 2.3 million followers she got a ton of support. Oh, and a plot suggestion for Legally Blonde 3.
I know right. . . like we all didn't know it. Didn't elle woods argue about wreckless abandonment when a dude "walks the dog" I now can visualize a solid plot for Legally Blond 3 "Re-Suffragette"
— Lauren "Resident Educator” Dougherty (@ldougherty43) September 6, 2018
Witherspoon, who is a mom of three in addition to being one of Hollywood’s biggest stars (in front of and behind the camera producing), was a Hillary Clinton supporter in the 2016 election. She has said that she portrayed a young version of Clinton when she was Tracy Flick in 1999’s Election. As for how she feels about President Trump, the expression on her face after being asked about him lifting part of her character’s Legally Blonde speech seems to say it all. And we expect she’d make a similar expression if she read the comments on Thursday’s tweet.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings continued Thursday. Yahoo News is livestreaming the hearings here.
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