Hollywood Star Walks Back Remarks About 'Blood In The Streets' If GOP Wins (6 Pics)

Actor James Cromwell — who starred in such movies as "Babe," “The Green Mile,” “Big Hero 6,” and the TV shows “Boardwalk Empire” and “American Horror Story" — used an awards event this past weekend to vent his spleen and call for "violent revolution."
“This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state — all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,” Cromwell said, according to Variety. “If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets.”
“We’re living in very curious times, and something is coming up which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy,” he said. “We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end.”
But with two high-profile attacks in the last week — one by a crazed Trump supporter who sent bombs to prominent Democrats and liberals and one by a Trump hater who killed 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue — and an ensuing firestorm on Twitter, Cromwell is now trying to walk back his heated rhetoric.
"Not promoting violence, voting against it. You will never see me raising a fist. I’m a pacifist. My words were taken out of context. I’m worried about the blood of the dissent, protesters, more children shot at school, people shot while praying, for who they love and who they are," Cromwell wrote in a post on Twitter.
The actor also blamed fake news, saying Variety used the quote "out of context."
"The @Variety article used an out of context quote 4 a headline and got just what they wanted - @twitter fired up. It would have been nice if they included the context of that statement in the article. I’m sure I would still be getting death threats but they would be more ironic," Cromwell wrote.
His walkback didn't go over too well on Twitter.

Hollywood Star Walks Back Remarks About 'Blood In The Streets' If GOP Wins (6 Pics) Hollywood Star Walks Back Remarks About 'Blood In The Streets' If GOP Wins (6 Pics) Reviewed by CUZZ BLUE on November 01, 2018 Rating: 5

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