With President Obama’s final days in the White House slowly dwindling down and the Internet buzzing about Trump’s inauguration celebration, Zoe Saldana has decided to speak out and share her thoughts on the president-elect in an AFP interview. And to be quite honest, we weren’t expecting this from Saldana.
“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies,” she said in regards to the relentless critiques of the Republican throughout the election. “We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong… and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises.”
While Saldana said that she’s not a Trump supporter, her sentiments are more so that Americans should band together to fight for equality across the spectrum of human life. According to the Live by Night actress, then existence in “Trumpland” will not be bleak.
“I’m learning from (Trump’s victory) with a lot of humility,” she continued. “If we have people continue to be strong and educate ourselves and stand by equal rights and treat everyone with respect, we won’t go back to those times.”
What are your thoughts? See what folks had to say on social media below.
Apparently Zoe Saldana and Steve Harvey are both officially canceled.
— Moe’ (@XIBASH) January 14, 2017
Zoe Saldana keep your head up queen. Watch the same racists who “cancelled” you today, claim you again after your next victory.
— MKAOS THE GREAT (@REALMIAMIKAOS1) January 14, 2017
i loved zoe saldana, a strong badass woc playing an equally strong badass warrior assassin. men could Never. but now? I Don’t Know Her.
— alex (@sunsetsebs) January 14, 2017
Afro Latina Zoe Saldana is Black when the check is Right is willing to play Black Face to portray Nina Simone not surprised what she said https://t.co/tpA6tr0SHw
— Camilla Kay (@RandomlyShe) January 14, 2017
Zoe Saldana “Hollywood bullied Trump.” No Zoe. You guys normalized his behavior by laughing at his actions instead of calling his ass out.
— Sam Abueldoleh (@Sammar_23) January 14, 2017