Given the left-leaning world of Hollywood, I am always fascinated when actors announce publicly that they are political conservatives. It doesn’t happen often, and it can’t help their careers, but occasionally it happens anyway. Scott Baio (of Charles in Charge fame) has made it perfectly clear that he is a political conservative.
Scott Baio has stated openly that he tends to be politically conservative. To make the matter absolutely certain, though, he sent out a controversial Twitter post in April 2010, which read: “Taxes are DONE…That should feed, house & provide medical for a few lazy non working people at my expense. Have a great Monday!” [Source: Scott_Baio – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Baio]
Ouch! That might be a tad insensitive given the recent recession. We get the point, though – Scott Baio is opposed to high taxes. As of this writing, there is a lot of television coverage about Congress’s decision regarding whether to extend the Bush tax cuts. I think we can confidently state that Baio would support an extension of the tax cuts.
Jezebel.com responded to the Baio tweet by posting a timeline of Scott Baio’s most sensational Twitter posts, most of which were on conservative themese (e.g., pro-life, pro-file, anti-Obama). The Jezebel post also include a screenshot of Wikipedia’s Scott Baio article, which an angry reader of Baio’s tweet had edited, so that it now read, “Scott Baio… is the anti christ and an American actor.” [Source: “Scott Baio’s Online Meltdown: A Complete Timeline.” Jezebel: Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2010. .]
Free speech comes at a price, of course, and for Scott Baio that price includes lots of angry tweets and blog posts. Whether you agree with his views or not, though, you have to respect him for putting himself out there as a conservative instead of pretending to be in the Hollywood mainstream.
Scott_Baio – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Baio.
“Scott Baio’s Online Meltdown: A Complete Timeline.” Jezebel: Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2010. .