Goldie Hawn Thinks Celebrities Should Stick To Entertaining Instead Of Spewing Politics

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Veteran actress Goldie Hawn has had it with Hollywood foisting their politics on the rest of the country and instead chooses to stay in her “lane.” 

Hawn appeared on “The Megyn Kelly Show” on Friday, and the host brought up the topic of “holier than thou” liberal Hollywood’s penchant for “lecturing middle America about morality.” 

“And you know, these people sitting in Iowa … They’re like, ‘You could save your lectures for somebody else,'” Kelly noted.

“That’s right, exactly,” the “First Wives” star agreed. “A lot of Hollywood has a lot of missions, right? And you know, you want to put your name onto something that you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. And that’s the reality,” 

Hawn explained that a lot of celebrities have missions. “And you know, you want to put your name onto something that you believe in, but it doesn’t make a difference. And that’s the reality,” she detailed. “I stay in my lane.”

The “Overboard” actress said that celebrities should focus on “missions” that affect “all people,” rather than pandering to a certain group.

“What makes polarity even more is creating teams on either side of the aisle,” Hawn continued. “And I don’t think that’s what we do. I think we entertain. I think we bring awareness to people, just of their ability to laugh, to have joy, to experience it, to cry. We are emotional beings and create emotion in others. And it’s in this case, I think we’re in service.”

 

The “Private Benjamin” star also spoke about being sexually harrassed and thwarting the advances of a Hollywood higher up during an audition at 19. 

Hawn went to the Park Avenue apartment of “Li’l Abner” writer Al Capp who slipped on a robe as she waited on his couch, and came into the room with an “insidious grin” that freaked her out. 

She figured out the best way to shut him down was to make sure he knew she was a “good girl” and that “whatever he’s thinking, it’s not going to happen.’”

Hawn talked about her parents and their religion, so he would know she had “scruples,” but he ordered her to raise her skirt anyway. When she refused to lift it above her knees, he told her to kiss him and fully exposed himself to her.

“I looked at it and I said, ‘Oh, Mr. Capp, I’ll never get a job like this.’ And he said, ‘Well I’ve had them all, and nothing will become of you.’ And I said ‘That’s okay, I’m a dancer anyway, but I’ll never get a job like this.’ And he said, ‘Well, you just go back and marry a Jewish dentist.’ And I said ‘Oh, I might.’ And I walked out,” Hawn remarked. 


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Dennis Wall
Dennis Wall
10 months ago

Goldie Hawn was absolutely correct. I think. A little hard to follow but I got the message! 😎

Robin Walter Boyd
Robin Walter Boyd
10 months ago

Celebrities are also citizens, and they have a right to their opinion. Unfortunately, tying their opinions with their celebrity can be a double-edged sword for them. Celebrities need to understand that the world they live in is usually very different than the world most citizens live in. If celebrities insist on using their status to make their opinions publicly known, they are also going to have to understand that many of us who appreciate their talents will be turned off by their using their celebrity status to make their opinions appear more important than the opinions of other citizens, that many of us will not be able to separate their personal opinions from their entertainment talents. That has caused many of us to stop appreciating the talents of many celebrities. It is a shame, but that is just how human beings are.

Mary R
Mary R
10 months ago

Yep, best way to shut them down is to stop putting money in their pocket. Avoid their movies, music, ect and it tells them your NOT interested in their political views, or being told what to think, who to vote for. They have the right to their opinion but I don’t have to listen to it or have it shoved down my throat. To me, they are getting paid to entertain, that’s all. They are not better than the rest of us or smarter.