While it may be baffling for some to see Tinseltown’s elite work so vehemently to fight Trump, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter Friday to explain just why his peers “hate” the president-elect so much.
“We live and work amongst his kind every day here. His tactics are those employed by the shiftiest of agents, lawyers, and publicists,” the actor said in a long note. “We’ve learned to recognize the blustery showmanship of a lying con man because we encounter it every day in our business.”
But as MacFarlane went on to explain, it’s important not to confuse Hollywood’s dislike for Trump with a lack of patriotism.
“Most of us love America a hell of a lot, and we don’t want America to be conned the way many of us have ourselves,” he wrote. “Trump is not of the People. Trump is of Hollywood. And that is the problem.”
Some of MacFarlane’s followers took issue with his reasoning, but the comedian fought back and engaged with his critics.
When a disgruntled tweeter said that the actor and other “Hollywood scumbags live in a fucking bubble,” MacFarlane pointed out that it was actually Trump who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth :
And when people came at MacFarlane with the old “you’re a celebrity, don’t talk about politics argument,” he fired back:
When others said that the comedian was probably just worried about higher taxes, MacFarlane politely pointed out that it was just the opposite:
Sadly, it’s probably only a matter of time before the president-elect himself starts tweeting at MacFarlane.