When you think Hollywood, and you think American entertainers, you generally think “social and fiscal liberals.” You might be surprised to know that of the most outspoken political voices in Hollywood, they’re not all team Democrat. There are many pledged Republican voters, and big money supporters, and some of them may completely shock you. This list includes actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and athletes turned actors/reality personalities (hint-hint). Here are 10 celebrities who are surprisingly conservative when it comes to their political ideology and allegiance.
10. Stacey Dash
Okay. This isn’t a surprise, but it was when you first learned of it, was it not!? It was a shocker. No way the girl from Clueless, and Renaissance Man…and that one episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air could possibly be a hardcore conservative. (Quickly, how awkward, and awesome was her short appearance at the Oscars earlier this year? Wow.) Stacey Dash: GOP mouthpiece. Huh. We’re guessing there are other black women who support the Republican party, but we’re guessing there cannot be more than two or three total in the entertainment industry. Stacey famously—or infamously, depending on where your allegiances lie—supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, and she has been outspoken in recent months, stirring controversy with statements that Black History Month and BET are things that shouldn’t exist. We suppose she won’t be asked to host the next BET Awards.