Radical liberal Ashley Judd posted a long Facebook rant moments ago detailing how traumatized she was over an encounter with a Senior Citizen during a basketball game.
No, he did not touch her, curse at her or anything like that.
His “offense” was telling her “We like Trump.”
Yup, it’s THAT pathetic.
Let’s also not forget, it’s not like Ashley Judd has been quiet about her opinion AGAINST Donald Trump. When you give a speech at the Women’s March in front of thousands raving like a lunatic and insinuating all Trump voters are terrible people, you MIGHT just get some push back in return.
These snowflake Hollywood types need to learn when they hem and haw, people telling them in response that they are part of the electoral majority that voted for the President of the United States is not a big deal and something they need to deal with.
The American people are not the same as their make-up artists and set assistants they are used to that kiss their butts all day because they HAVE to.
Sorry Ashley, but the coastal Hollywood clique does not represent America and the fact you are triggered so easily just means you need to grow up.
From Ashley Judd’s Facebook Page
I’d like to share with you and experience I had today. It’s uncomfortable and scary for me and I have a hunch that some of you have had experiences like it. It may be attempting to put me in a different position as a so called public person, and the reminder is, like all of us, I’m just human and navigating this at times terrifyingly polarized post election climate.
Before I recount the incident, I want to be very clear that I believe something like basketball is a neutral space – actually, it’s not neutral. It is unifying. It was a positive place – a time and space in which we come together for a common purpose and with a common love: college basketball and the chance to root for our team, and to be a part of the wacky, unpredictable culture of March Madness. Our memories go deep, the wild stories continue to amaze, and everyone’s hopes run so high. We root for the underdog, wait for the upsets, and believe our team can go all the way. I firmly believe college basketball is #NoPoliticsHere space and actually can be a bonding and healing space
An older man with white hair came up to me at my seat today at a basketball game. He said “May I take your picture? I said “Yes.” And before I could offer for him to be in the picture with me, 6 inches from my face, he took my picture with his phone. He said “I’m from Big Stone gap.” I said, “I love Big Stone Gap! What a beautiful town, I loved making the movie there.” I went on to say how good the cooking is, mentioning, of course, the pineapple upside down cake and pumpkin pie!
In my mind I was getting ready to ask him about the national parks and if he ever spends time in especially the Thomas Jefferson National Park – but something inside of me was already clenching and I concluded by simply saying “I like Big Stone Gap. ”
He said to me with open hostility as he was backing away, “We like Trump.”
Of course, it’s very clear now that as I was being friendly and talking, his affect was angry, and he certainly didn’t respond in anyway to my general enthusing about his little Appalachian town. And it’s also clear that his entire approach to me and aggressive sticking his phone 6 inches in front of my face to take my picture was a part of his plan to treat me with rudeness, aggression, and disrespect. Who knows, maybe he’s already done something undignified with the picture or maybe it was just a pretense so he could say something menacing to me.
I feel very sad that this happened, and frankly scared. We absolutely need apolitical spaces in this country where we come together for something that is beyond who voted for whom and the platforms, beliefs, and agendas of respective candidates.
I could’ve easily retorted to this man, for example, with “Well, I know everything I need to know about you now, Sir, you voted with the KKK.”
Or perhaps another shot, such as “Well, I voted with the popular vote which you lost by the widest margin in American history.” And dragged in his charming town like he had – “sorry to discover Big Stone gap is full of misogynists like you.”
And his “we” in “we like trump-” he’s one guy and invoking the royal “we” is a tactic used to intimated. And I could have said, “We? Half the folks didn’t vote; and more than half who did voted the other way. Pull out the issues check list and show me who your threatening “we” is, person by person.
But I didn’t.
Instead, I turned to my uncle who, by the way, is a Baptist preacher and a Democrat – yes, those things occur in the same person and in the same family, – and said “I need a hug.”
Y’all know who I am, what I believe, and what I fight and risk for.