Hollywood has definitely not been on Donald Trump‘s side, throughout his campaign and certainly not after he was elected. The list of celebrities who actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton and spoke out against Trump goes on and on – and now Seth MacFarlane is sharing his thoughts on why the majority of the entertainment industry despises the businessman-turned-president.
“Wanna know why Hollywood folks hate Trump? We live and work amongst his kind every day out here,” the Family Guy creator tweeted on Friday (Dec. 2, 2016). “His tactics are those employed by the shiftiest of agents, lawyers, and publicists. We’ve learned to recognize the blustery showmanship of a lying con man because we encounter it every day in our business. We’ve learned to smell it, because it’s bitten so many of us in the ass. Most of us love America a hell of a lot, and we don’t America to be conned the way many of us have ourselves. Trump is of Hollywood. And that’s the problem.”
Some Twitter followers took offense, but MacFarlane shut them down.
Pretty big generalization there. My parents were teachers. I made my own money at every step. Trump’s daddy handed him his. Big difference. https://t.co/fnxmiUjdSX
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 2, 2016
Of course, the president-elect himself has skin as thin as rice paper and frequently lashes out at the ones who slam him, like Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Alec Baldwin. One guesses MacFarlane is now on Trump’s list, and he’ll have something to tweet about later tonight.