While it may help to be overly political in some fields, the entertainment industry is certainly not one of them. Hollywood has always been notoriously political, typically leaning toward the left side of things (with a few exceptions). The film, music, and television industry is generally adamant about taking a progressive stance on issues while also appealing to a sense of patriotism and middle-class values. It’s a complex balancing act that can make for a sea of detractors when celebrities go against the grain. For examples of entertainers who have been vilified for their views, here are 15 famous faces whose outspoken politics made them unpopular in Hollywood.
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Though former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host Dennis Miller was perceived as a left-leaning cynic throughout his career, he publicly switched over to the Republican Party following the events of 9/11. In 2007, Miller took his conservative views to radio by hosting The Dennis Miller Show. The comedian-turned-political-pundit has been cast as a right-wing fanatic by many of his Hollywood contemporaries, an image Miller has helped cultivate by regularly attacking the film industry for becoming part of the liberal status quo. Despite his public perception as a right-winger, Miller maintains a number of left leaning views that include being pro-choice and pro-gay marriage.