Actress Mila Kunis is a doll on the big screen, but ask her about politics and she doesn’t know when to stop.
Kunis, talking to Stylist Magazine (huh??), took the bait when the interviewer asked her about the recent debate over the U.S. debt. (hat tip: Newsbusters)
Her answer, and the follow-up comments, are so insipid it’s almost like she’s doing a parody of a limousine liberal. But I fear she’s just telling it as she sees it.
STYLIST: How do you feel about the US debt crisis?
KUNIS: I love Barack Obama. I voted for him and I will forever be proud of my vote, so I can’t say anything bad against him – other than I think America is in a very temperamental state, and the decision that was made and the compromises made mean, in my opinion, that people are going to pay for a very long time. There is no revenue that’s going to come from these compromises. None. We are no longer going to be the leading power, at all; if China takes their money away for the States we are done. Done. I know that he [Obama] tried. I know because you keep reading these reports of him trying to compromise with the Tea Party and the Republican Party and trying to come up with a 50-50 agreement. I don’t think it was one. I feel the Democratic Party compromised everything and the Republican Party compromised pretty much nothing.
STYLIST: It’s pretty terrifying how much power the Tea Party seems to have in the US – we’re watching Sarah Palin with open mouths. (Editor’s Note – Consider the extreme bias the interviewer shows no interest in hiding)
KUNIS: Honestly, I love politics. I do. And maybe they know something that I don’t know, and that’s the only thing I can hope for. But unless you show me some revenue that’s going to be made, we’re about to become a third-world country. OK I’m being dramatic, but we sure as hell are losing a lot of power. And when you lose financial power and the dollar drops, the power is gone.
STYLIST: Does it frustrate you how many people are politically unaware, particularly in our age group?
KUNIS: Yes, because you are given such an amazing opportunity with so much information. Why is no one taking advantage of it? You don’t have to watch Fox News or CNN or MSNBC; you don’t have to be part of a political party, you could just read. Why is nobody reading? I feel like, in our generation, people don’t read.
STYLIST: It’s true…
KUNIS: They don’t read books, they don’t read the paper, they don’t read the news. So obviously you are incredibly ill-informed to the point where they will go do these tests in Middle America, And they’ll ask, ‘OK, what party are you?’ And they’ll say, ‘Republican’. ‘Why?’ And they can’t even tell you. They have no idea what the Republican Party stands for.
I’m not sure Kunis has read so much as a pamphlet given her grasp of politics and mind-numbing partisanship.
For this site’s left of center readers. I could give a fig who Kunis will pull the lever for on any given Election Day. Have at it, Mila! But don’t insult me and roughly half the country who hold different political views. It’s ignorant. And it just might affect the choices people make when they stroll up to their local movie theater and see your name on the marquee.
(Photo: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis starred in this year’s tepid romantic comedy “Friends with Benefits.”)