Actresses Kirstie Alley and Kristy Swanson offered leftists a dose of reality over the weekend when it comes to voter ID laws. Swanson specifically called out Hollywood for their hypocrisy on the issue.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “FBI: Lovebirds” actress Kristy Swanson threw her weight behind requiring showing identification to vote after a series of tweets from Alley.
“You also need ID to enter any network building or studio lot in Hollywood. Can not enter without it, no matter who you are,” Swanson tweeted in response to Kirstie Alley expressing support for voter ID laws.
You also need ID to enter any network building or studio lot in Hollywood. Can not enter without it, no matter who you are. ??♀️?
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) October 26, 2019
Just like when celebrities rant and rave about gun-owning Americans, but then turn around and keep private security in-toe when in public, requiring people to show identification to enter a studio lot, but not to vote is insane mental gymnastics.
Leftists like Michael Moore and Alyssa Milano — who live in the safe bubble of Hollywood and would no doubt never let someone just walk onto a lot they are working without identification — have spoken against voter ID laws in the past. Moore has likened the potential laws to “voter suppression,” as has the “Charmed” actress:
Under the guise of preventing “voter fraud” (which experts say does not meaningfully exist), Republicans push for increasingly restrictive measures like Voter ID laws and aggressive voter roll purges.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 20, 2018
If Milano believes voter ID laws are promoted simply under the “guise” of preventing voter fraud, then maybe actual security on movie sets and in Hollywood studio buildings is just done under the “guise” of protecting a professional environment, but actually motivated by some other sinister reasoning … see how quickly this small-minded thinking falls apart?
Kirstie Alley brought up plenty of other points that rip apart the “logic” against voter ID laws.
“We need ID to check into motel 6, to rent a car, to check out a library book, to drive a car, to get on a plane, to enroll kids in school…but it’s suppressive to demand voter ID? Seems more important than motel 6,” Alley (“Look Who’s Talking,” “Cheers”) tweeted.
The tweet could have been a push against the many presidential hopefuls vying for the Democrat nomination for the 2020 election. Many of them have waved off voter ID laws and likened it to a form of voter suppression. Bernie Sanders has even called voter ID laws “un-American.”
President Donald Trump has made it clear he is a supporter of voter ID laws.
Alley followed up her tweet by sharing an article by The Washington Examiner that highlighted 24 things you need to show your identification for, which makes the fact that you don’t need to show one when you vote all the more ridiculous.
We need ID to check into motel 6,to rent a car, to check out a library book, to drive a car, to get on a plane,to enroll kids in school…but it’s suppressive to demand voter ID? Seems more important than motel 6?♀️?♀️
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 26, 2019
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 26, 2019
Plenty of social media users backed up Alley and Swanson for daring to publicly support voter ID laws:
Let’s just get rid of all ID. We may have a few plane hijackings, but no one will be offended and that’s the real justice, right.
— Marissa ?? (@rissy17) October 26, 2019
But “Hollywood” wants open borders. Aii yii yii!
— MarianneT (@HappyTRUMPer) October 26, 2019
Why do politicians think voting is such a cheap act that no identification is needed? ? #VoterID
— Marj “Fire Dan Snyder” Oszman ??? (@TurntableKittah) October 26, 2019
We want to make sure that the person checking out that library book is the person that’s actually supposed to but we really don’t care if the person voting really is the person that’s supposed to be voting
— Warren T. Carrigan (@WarrenCarrigan) October 26, 2019
I need to start a new movement saying asking for id to buy alcohol is racist and demeaning! if I can vote without Id then I can buy booze without one
— todd (@todd45503205) October 26, 2019
I agree. I don’t understand why the people who oppose voter ID don’t get how important it is.
— Josephine Peabody (@pthreebros) October 26, 2019
Alley and Swanson have proven themselves to be the rare modern artists in Hollywood not afraid to make waves with beliefs that go against the grain. Swanson is an open conservative and Trump supporter, and Alley has been critical about Hollywood liberals who call for boycotts of conservative artists.
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