Rose McGowan says people who voted for President Donald Trump are victims of the same “brainwashing” that affects women who are complicit in helping to cover up sexual misconduct crimes.
The 44-year-old actress and outspoken activist against sexual assault weighed in on the ongoing misconduct scandal plaguing Hollywood and the 2016 presidential election in an hour-long interview with queer digital media network Revry, excerpts of which were released this week.
“I think it’s cult brainwashing,” McGowan told interviewer and transgender activist Ashlee Marie Preston when asked why some women would go to considerable effort to protect or defend sexual predators.
“People say, ‘Oh, it’s so weird how you grew up, you were in a cult,’ and I say, ‘I think it’s really weird how you live in a cult,’ ” McGowan added. “Let’s take Trump voters. Cult, obviously. We all know that. Because it doesn’t benefit them, largely.”