Lagerfeld, a German fashion designer and artist, made it clear in an interview with WSJ Magazine in February that American politics is not his area of expertise, but he encouraged Trump critics to come around to the new president.
“I’m not American,” he said, “but he’s a democratically elected president … so people have to deal with it.”
In a Facebook Live interview with the Daily Mail in February, Lohan encouraged people to “join” Donald Trump.
“I think always in the public eye you’re gonna be scrutinized, and he is the president,” she said. “We have to join him. If you can’t beat him, join him.”
She added, “You know, I think it would be a positive thing for America to show their care and support, and for him to experience what it’s like for these people … experience how giving Turkey has been to the refugees and how many they have welcomed in.”
A few weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, “Lion” star Nicole Kidman took some backlash for saying that Americans “need to support whoever the president is.” The actress, who holds dual U.S. and Australian citizenship, later clarified that her comments were simply a call for unity and support of democracy.
During the press tour for his movie “Gold,” Matthew McConaughey told the UK’s ChannelIFI that it’s time for Americans to “embrace” Trump. “It’s time to think about how constructive can you be because he’s our president,” McConaughey said.
Bret Easton Ellis
“American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis accused Trump protesters of “overreaction” at the opening of his art exhibit in London, according to the Irish Times. “I don’t really know what the path to power is with protest, it’s done, this is where we are,” the author said, accusing protesters, social media and celebrities of “aiding” divisiveness.
Madonna took some criticism for her profanity-laden speech at the Women’s March, where she said that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” following Trump’s inauguration. Among those denouncing her statements was Cyndi Lauper, who said “anger is not better than clarity and humanity.”
“Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Holliday dropped out of performing at Trump’s inauguration after taking heated backlash from those pledging to boycott the event entirely. After apologizing to her fans, Holliday later explained that she thought her performance could’ve been an act of “healing and unity.”
When comedian Dave Chappelle returned to host “Saturday Night Live” after the presidential election in November, he encouraged Trump detractors to “give him a chance,” adding that “we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too.”
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