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Celebrities & politics: Zach Braff, Jim Carrey & Kirsten Dunst edition

After making comments touting traditional gender roles, Kirsten Dunst has found herself under fire.
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Ah, celebrities.

As entities who are constantly praised by fans for their acting/musical/whatever abilities, many celebrities mistakenly believe they are experts in things outside their chosen vocation. And many believe that we, the public, are dying to hear their thoughts on all matters pertaining to anything and everything.

Oftentimes, those thoughts are on political and social matters.

Hilarity, usually unintentionally, ensues.

Zach Braff trends on Twitter due to his Zach Braffiness
Zach Braff trends on Twitter due to his Zach Braffiness Photo by Jamie McCarthy

Zach Braff trends on Twitter due to his Zach Braffiness

Actor Zach Braff drew the ire of Twitter recently when he Tweeted the following:

#SaySomethingLiberalIn4Words Willing to share wealth.

He followed it up by Tweeting:

#SaySomethingLiberalIn4Words Not afraid of Homosexuals.

Braff was apparently under the mistaken belief only liberals were on Twitter and that he was preaching to the choir.

To Braff's shock, his comments were ridiculed and the hashtag #ZachBraffIn4Words began trending.

"#ZachBraffIn4Words Who is Zach Braff" was surely Tweeted a time or two.

Braff deleted his Tweets, since apparently he was also under the mistaken belief deleted Tweets go away forever and aren't remembered by anyone.

Jim Carrey attends White House Easter Egg Roll, for some reason
Jim Carrey attends White House Easter Egg Roll, for some reason Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Jim Carrey attends White House Easter Egg Roll, for some reason

Proving yet again that you cannot have an event at the Obama White House without a progressive celebrity in attendance, the latest White House Easter Egg Roll featured actor Jim Carrey as a guest.

Carey, an outspoken anti-gun celebrity who last year called gun owners "heartless motherf******" on social media, was invited due to his vast experience having eggs thrown at him.

I'm assuming.

Kirsten Dunst faces wrath of feminists
Kirsten Dunst faces wrath of feminists Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Kirsten Dunst faces wrath of feminists

Finally, we have actress Kirsten Dunst, who actually made news for comments that were not liberal propaganda.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dunst made comments that caused spit takes all over the country by feminists. What did she say? Well, let's take a quiz. Which of the following did Kirsten Dunst say:

A) "I love punching kittens. Nothing beats the high you feel when you make your hand into a fist and unleash rage onto the torso of a tabby kitten."

B) "Kissing Tobey Maguire was fun."

C) "I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work."

If you guessed "C" you would be correct. Although, to be fair, "B" also would have caused spit takes had she said it.

Feminists everywhere were outraged at Dunst's comments.

“Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it,” wrote Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan. Social media blew up with similar sentiments.

In short, Dunst was publicly ridiculed and shamed for touting traditional gender roles.

And yet no one said "boo" back when she was kissing Tobey Maguire.

The world has gone crazy.

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