Hollywood stars’ growing criticism of Obama

December 17th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): It seems President of the United States Barrack Obama is not a favourite with Hollywood singers and actors, with most saying they are not happy with him.

One such star is singer Barbra Streisand, 68, who was asked if she was disappointed in Obama.

“At first, maybe a little, because I would have liked to have him use his executive privilege to, if that’s possible legally, to get rid of something like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’,” Fox News quoted her as telling CNN’s Larry King.

“I think people admire real strength, even though it’s misguided,” she stated.

But it’s Obama’s stance on gay issues that seems to really get the Hollywood crowd going.

‘Glee’s’ Jane Lynch railed against the president’s stance on gay marriage earlier this year (Obama’s opposed to it, but supports something like civil unions).

“Shouldn’t there be safeguards against the majority voting on the rights of a minority? If people voted on civil rights in the ’60s, it would have never happened,” Lynch told Britain’s the Guardian.

“It took somebody like [President] Lyndon Johnson going, ‘F all of you! I’m going to do this.’ Obama won’t do it. He’s a huge disappointment to me,” she added.

Many in Hollywood of course still support and praise the president, but the chorus of critics seems to be increasing. (ANI)

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