Patricia Heaton says she sometimes wonders if being a conservative in Hollywood hurts her career.
A ”wave” will pass over the Emmy-winner from time to time where she thinks, ”Am I being passed over?” Heaton told a group of reporters while shooting the new comedy Mom‘s Night Out. The star of The Middle and Everybody Loves Raymond has no concrete evidence of any industry bias against her, but she is certain of one steadying factor in her professional life.
A Michigan State University professor started his first creative writing class last week going on an eight-minute tirade about members of the GOP.
In the video published Thursday by Campus Reform, William S. Penn said Republicans "are cheap. They don't want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
The notion that conservative political views can stunt one's acting career in ultra-liberal Hollywood is occasionally derided as exaggeration at best, or conspiracy-mongering at worst. So it behooves us to point out the actual victims of this sort of McCarthyite blacklisting.
The latest person to provoke the wrath of Hollywood's thought police - or at least to reveal the consequences of that wrath - is former "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Patricia Heaton. Heaton claims that she has been denied roles precisely - and explicitly - because she is "lumped together with conservatives," according to PopEater.com.