It is a dangerous thing for a Hollywood star to admit that they support President Donald Trump and conservative policies.
That was discovered by former “Brady Bunch” star Susan Olsen, who played Cindy brady in the hit 1970s television show.
I started doing radio in 1995. In terms of entertainment, it was always my favorite medium because I could just be myself.
“I wasn’t much of a career woman when I was raising my son. I kind of believe in stay-at-home moms. I know that’s a form of luxury a lot of women can’t afford, so I was incredibly lucky.
“I did things that weren’t in the limelight but allowed me to be a stay-at -home mom and pay the mortgage *laughs*. But now that he’s 22, I am free. I can work *laughs*,” she said.
“It’s been said you’re more politically conscious. Are you ever worried that people might think of you differently based on your beliefs?” Fox News asked.
“All the time… I’ve been the subject of fake news. And it was shocking to me. The story was that I had been fired for a homophobic rant on the air.
“Yeah, I did rant at a guy, but it was not on the air. And I never got fired. But it was all part of my punishment for admitting that I voted for Trump.
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“Things being not fair, things being untrue — I can’t put up with it. I’m constantly being told by family members, ‘Susan, shut up. Don’t speak your opinion.’
“Because my opinion is not very popular in Hollywood. And I know people who have been completely blacklisted because they’re not on the left… I’m not even a Republican. It’s not that I’m all that conservative.
“But gee, we used to be able to have differences. And if you talked about them, you’d usually find there really isn’t that much difference between the right and the left…
“Now people are being called hateful. Betsy Ross is now hateful and she was an abolitionist. The world’s gone nuts!… It’s misinformation. And these people are hypocrites,” she said.
“Have you received any kind of backlash recently over your political beliefs?” Fox News asked the “Brady Bunch” star.
“Oh, I’ve said so much worse. But after the fake news bit, I left social media for a couple of years… It’s just too tempting to try to speak my mind.
“And it’s funny because I often had people on the other side say things that make me pause and reconsider what my position is.
“I try not to be controversial on social media but it’s hard to back away when someone knocks on American values. I really just want to protect them,” she said.
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