Kidman continued, "I just say he's now elected and we as a country need to support whoever's the president because that's what the country's based on. However that happened, he's there, and let's go."
After social media and public backlash, Kidman clarified to Access Hollywood that she simply meant Trump should be accepted as the president because she believes in "democracy" and the "American Constitution."
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 14, 2017
Some of the big Hollywood stars who were highly vocal about having an issue with Trump include, among many, Judd Apatow, Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar, Barbra Streisand, Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Charlie Sheen, Natalie Maine, Debra Messing, Amy Schumer, Katy Perry, Bette Midler, Cher, Kirk Douglas, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Hamill, Lena Dunham, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, and most recently, Meryl Streep, who used her Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at this year's Golden Globes to slate Trump.
Inevitably, Trump snarked about Streep's speech in an infamous Twitter rant, in which he blasted Streep as "overrated" and a "Hillary lover."
Meanwhile, many Twitter users took to the platform to vent about Saldana, even though she didn't actually praise Trump.
Noted writer Michael Arceneaux wrote, "Zoe Saldana is the same person who said she couldn't complain about racism in Hollywood because her president is Black."
One online user, identifying herself as a feminist, wrote, "I'm not mad a Zoe Saldana's comments because I get where she's coming from. But this colorblind kumbaya BS she believes about Trump is sad."
Another user used a GIF to make her point.
— ♐Skin of Becky♐ (@IKilledBecky) January 14, 2017
Another user tweeted, "Zoe doesn't understand bullying is when the powerful take advantage of the powerless."
On yet another feed, one user wrote, "Trump spends a lot of time bullying people on twitter and in public."
The anger continued. Another user, jetbluetori, wrote, "Zoe Saldana girl you take a major L. Your black card has been revoked until further notice. #LRT."
"Lol so i'm guessing the Black Community is making the trade. Zoe Saldana for Joe Biden," tweeted one man.
"I thought we already cancelled Zoe Saldana for that Nina fiasco. She still talking from the cancelled beyond?" Another user, zinged, wrote, referring to Saldana's widely panned lead turn in Lifetime's Nina Simone biopic.
"Zoe Saldana is officially canceled #DisappointedButNotSurprised," one disgruntled user complained.
Another tweeted, "Zoe Saldana, don't try to act like what people are saying in Hollywood is for no reason. You can't bully a bully."
There were some less vitriolic comments expressed too, although far less of these.
"Zoe Saldana told people to stop bullying Trump. I can see where she's coming from, but just a reminder, he's been ENDLESSLY bullying people," a tweeter wrote.
"I'm guessing the people who are angry with Zoe Saldana are the same people who didn't bother to read the article. Her point is right," one man reasoned.
"I don't see what Zoe Saldana said that was so bad. She wasn't supporting him. People are reaching," another said, defending the actress.
Clearly, the celebrities who have, and do, slam Trump must believe they have a right to express their opinions, just as every non-celebrity does.
The Daily Beast claims the argument that Trump is blackballed by Hollywood was dreamed up by the "Trump campaign and propagated by the conservative media apparatus," and thinks Clinton (and Hollywood) "ran an 'ugly' campaign against Trump."
They pointed out, "Accusing someone of running an ugly campaign for merely highlighting the sexist, bigoted, hateful things her opponent's said is textbook gaslighting" before questioning the validity of Saldana "placing some of the blame for Trump's shock election victory on Tinseltown for bullying the world's premier bully."
Do you think Saldana deserved to be taken to task for using the term "bullied" with regard to Trump, who is often under fire for claims of doing the same? Or were the actress' remarks misinterpreted by a politically correct mob?
Have your say in the comments section below.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 14, 2017