Seven Celebrities Who Keep Their Politics Under Wraps
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William Shatner. The well-known “Star Trek” actor has said his Canadian roots keep him from going political and from criticizing the president.
“I don’t want to discuss [Donald] Trump or [George] Takei,” the 86-year-old actor told The Daily Beast when pressed about politics in a recent interview. “Listen, I’m Canadian and I’m apolitical. I love America. I consider myself a guest here.”
He jokingly added, “I won’t do anything that might get me deported.”
Shatner’s stance is far from that of his “Star Trek” co-star George Takei, who is constantly using his Twitter account as a platform to criticize the president, a man he’s referred to in the past as an “alien life form.”
Shatner even refused to sign an open letter that “Star Trek” cast members such as Takei put together before the presidential election in support of Hillary Clinton.