Published October 01, 2013
You didn’t expect really Hollywood to stay quiet did you? As the government slimdown on Tuesday morning, some of Hollywood’s famous faces chimed in on the controversial move, with many blaming the GOP for the first slimdown since 1995. Other stars responded with humor, while young Hollywood was overwhelming silent on the big event.
Comedian Michael Ian Black and singer Moby were both quick to criticize Republicans for their role in the slimdown, while actress Mia Farrow added that she blamed the Tea Party.
so, house republicans are going to shut down the government but still receive a paycheck. that is pretty scummy.
— moby (@thelittleidiot) September 30, 2013
Picking on Republicans is starting to feel like making fun of the special needs kids.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 30, 2013
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) October 1, 2013
Reality star Lo Bosworth and former “Who’s the Boss?” hottie Alyssa Milano also piped up.
How crazy is our government? How can they shut down the government when the bill has already passed? The whole freaking system is broken.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 30, 2013
Here are 49 prominent conservatives who don't agree w/ the group of Republicans who shut down the government: http://t.co/nzDh17Ak6T
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 1, 2013
Congrats, Tea Party. You've just guaranteed Republicans 100 more years in Presidential Purgatory. #goodjob
— Lo Bosworth (@LoBosworth) October 1, 2013
Then there were the stars who chose to respond to the slimdown with jokes and sarcastic comments.
I wish "shut down" was an acceptable way for us to deal with things. Call time to Phood before 6AM? Nope. I'm shut down this week.
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) October 1, 2013
The Tea Party has taken over the GOP. That's like the Gun Lobby taking over the U.S. governme....oh, never mind...
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 30, 2013
Per several Family Guy episodes: whenever there’s a government shutdown, we can all steal a zoo animal. Go get yours.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 1, 2013
Dear National Zoo: the panda can stay in my guest bedroom. #Shutdown
— Mo Rocca (@MoRocca) October 1, 2013
Now that the Government has shut down, I'll be forming my own government run by poodles if anyone is interested. #teets4prez
— Jenny Mollen (@jennyandteets) October 1, 2013
Yet as veteran Hollywood stars expressed their thoughts on the slimdown, young Hollywood’s top stars responded with a resounding silence.
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus all stayed quiet on the issue, though the slimdown was a top trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday. Similarly, the Kardashian family, Rihanna and the Jonas brothers seemed unfazed.
Or maybe they just haven't woken up yet.