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The old saw “All news is good news” may apply in some circles, Albee adds, but it can backfire in our digital age. Having a movie star say something politically divisive can “get a film on your radar, but It can also really have a huge backlash,” he says. “People get turned off to it and don’t wanna go.”
For example, had actor Bradley Cooper came out with an anti-GOP rant while promoting his 2014 film “American Sniper,” which had massive heartland appeal, “it could have really hurt a movie like that,” he reasons.
Artists should “take a step back” when getting political and ask themselves if their “opinions fit” where a project is going, he adds.
Or, you know, just shut up instead of insulting the American public.