Robert Kennedy Jr Reveals His Wife Has Lost Jobs Over Him Challenging Biden
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy, has created a stir by announcing his candidacy challenging incumbent President Joe Biden. In a recent interview, Kennedy revealed that his wife, actress Cheryl Hines, has already lost job offers in Hollywood because of his decision to run for office.
In this article, we explore the ramifications of Kennedy’s decision to throw his hat in the ring as we analyze the context behind the political scenario.
Kennedy’s Political Bid
Accomplished environmental lawyer and vaccine safety advocate, Robert F. Kennedy Jr has thrown his hat into the ring as a Democratic presidential candidate. He announced his unlikely bid on April 21 and has already gained the support of 14% of 2020 Biden voters. In comparison, self-help author Marianne Williamson who launched a campaign to bid for nomination during the last election, has gained support from only 5% of 2020 Biden voters according to the latest USA Today/Suffolk poll.
The poll was conducted over four days, between Saturday and Tuesday, with 600 identified Biden voters from national and state polls from 2020 to 2022. The poll results have an error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Kennedy’s popularity comes as a surprise because he is better known as the champion of a now-debunked conspiracy theory blaming children’s vaccines for autism. However, this does not seem to be working against him as his name continues to resonate positively in political circles.
The Bid’s Opposition
Not everyone has welcomed Kennedy’s bid warmly. Hollywood elites, who have always been vocally against Republicans and supported Democrat candidates, would have expected to embrace Kennedy’s candidacy with open arms. Still, according to the recent interview with Kennedy, this is not the case.
He revealed to Joel Pollak, a Senior Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News, that his wife Cheryl Hines has already lost some jobs in Hollywood because of his challenge against Biden. Kennedy does not provide any specific details, but he is adamant that the cancel culture is to blame.
When asked to elaborate on the issue, he responded in the negative, stating, “I don’t want to go into details, but I can tell you she has already lost… In fact, she lost one today. I can tell you, yes, there is a cancel culture. It’s alarming.”
The cancel culture, it appears, is not just a matter of opinion. It affects people’s lives and livelihoods. For example, Cheryl Hines is a renowned actress, comedian, and TV producer, best known for her performances in the TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Suburgatory. If Kennedy’s allegations are accurate, losing job offers will significantly affect her career and contribute to an already difficult working environment in Hollywood.
The Impact of Cancel Culture
The concerns about cancel culture are widespread, even among liberal activists who defend free speech and debate opinions.
The cancel culture operates by publicly shaming or ostracizing someone for voicing a controversial or unpopular opinion. Usually, online mobs, cultural influencers, or SJW groups take action to negatively affect the alleged offender’s career, reputation, or relationships.
Many people are now speaking up against cancel culture, warning of the dangers of the slippery slope it creates. Veteran comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Bill Maher, to name a few, have all publicly criticized the cancel culture, saying that it stifles creativity and prevents people from expressing their artistic voices.
In one of his interviews, Maher said, “The problem is that the celebrities in this country who have real power, namely power over everyone’s money, are frightened little rabbits.” Maher believes that creative artists are allowing the far left cancel culture to restrict their freedom of expression, which is the foundation of their profession.
Online mobs have been targeting both, conservative and liberal celebrities, and political figures. Even progressive activists have realized that they are not immune to such attacks. For example, when the activist group, MeToo targeted liberal Senator Al Franken for alleged misconduct in 2017. They forced him out of office, despite opposition from his constituents, fellow lawmakers, and social media.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s decision to challenge President Biden seems to have stirred up controversy, even among liberal circles. Kennedy, who has been an advocate for environmental issues and vaccine safety, has gained support from a significant portion of 2020 Biden voters, according to the latest poll conducted by USA Today/Suffolk.
However, it appears that his candidacy has already put his actress-wife, Cheryl Hines, in a tough position, where she has reportedly lost some job offers in Hollywood. While this situation can be attributed to the cancel culture permeating through the industry, it raises concerns about the dangers of cancel culture.
Many people, including liberal activists and celebrities, have spoken up against the cancel culture, warning that it’s a slippery slope towards creating an environment where freedom of expression is stifled. Hopefully, Kennedy’s candidature would not only help address critical issues such as environmental factors and vaccine safety but also help curb the cancel culture and promote a healthy debate of opinions.