Over the years, the line dividing celebrities and politicians has gotten thinner and thinner. Much of this has to do with the rise of Bill and Hillary Clinton: when Bill Clinton became president, he was treated like a celeb wherever he went. That same cultural cachet extended to his wife Hillary and helped her very nearly become president herself.
Since the Clintons are like political celebrities, you might think that other celebs are very fond of them. That’s not always the case, though: in fact, there are more celebrities that hate the Clintons than you might think, and some of them are guaranteed to surprise you.
Which celebs despite the Clintons, and what did they have to say when letting loose about Bill and Hillary Clinton? Keep reading to find out!
Tim Allen is one of the more famous conservatives in Hollywood, and he hasn’t been afraid to channel his political views into the roles he plays. The most famous example of this is the show The Last Man Standing: Allen plays a character with a right-wing blog on the show, and as the 2016 election got closer and closer, his fictional character ended up mocking Hillary Clinton more and more.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Allen was asked why the show never mocked Clinton’s rival candidate Donald Trump, and he gave a blunt answer. “We have a very liberal writing staff … But we’re not sure [Trump]’s going to last, whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they’re gone, they show up again.”
That was bad enough, but Allen really took the gloves off when he appeared on an episode of The Kelly File in 2016. There, he told host Megyn Kelly that when he met Bill Clinton, “He was eyeballing my wife the entire time we were talking.”
The only thing stranger than finding out that Justin Bieber hates Bill Clinton is exactly how we found out. It all goes back to a bizarre video of the singer and his friends that TMZ found in 2013, and it’s one video that we’re sure Bieber never meant for anyone to see.
The video shows Justin Bieber in the kitchen of a restaurant with some of his friends. While the most shocking thing about the video is that it shows the musician peeing into a bucket, we were also taken aback by Bieber’s sudden political speech. In the video, we can see him clearly spraying a picture of Bill Clinton with cleaning fluid before exclaiming “F*** Bill Clinton!”
Eventually, Bieber apologized to Bill Clinton after the video went viral. The two patched things up, but we may never know why Bieber got so riled up in the first place.
In the lead-up to the 2016 election, many Americans learned that there are often very big differences between liberals and actual leftists. One of the celebs who helped teach this lesson was Susan Sarandon, a hardcore leftish who supported Bernie Sanders’ presidential run in 2016 and made it clear she would never vote for Hillary Clinton. As The Washington Post reports, Sarandon was very blunt about why most Americans couldn’t support a Clinton presidency: “They just feel like she’s not authentic. That she’s a liar. That they don’t trust her.”
Sarandon stayed true to her word and voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein rather than Hillary Clinton. Some expected her to regret that Donald Trump won the election, but in 2017, the veteran actor told The Guardian she didn’t regret the choice she made. “I did think she was very, very dangerous.” Sarandon believed that if Clinton had been elected, “We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother.”
Rosario Dawson may seem very different from Susan Sarandon, but the women have more than a few things in common. Politically, Dawson is also a leftist who supported Bernie Sanders in his presidential ambitions. Before Hillary Clinton secured the presidential nomination, she and Sanders were bitter rivals, and Dawson was equally bitter when telling the world why she could never support Hillary Clinton as president.
In an April 2016 interview with The Young Turks, Dawson didn’t hold back and began bringing up Clinton’s previous political record as she asked why anyone could ever vote for this woman. “How can you vote for someone who said yes to the Iraq war? Who said it was a good business opportunity?,” she asked. “I don’t understand [how Hillary is] good with children and women’s rights when [she] clearly hasn’t interviewed any Syrian children or Honduran children or Libyan children or Iraqi children. Why don’t they count?”
Dawson’s criticisms of Clinton were (and still are) very common to those on the far left. They see Hillary’s apparent flip-flopping on various issues as a sign that she has no real values or principles; as such, she would make a poor leader of any group and would be a particularly bad President of the United States.