“Coming out” used to be a thing. For a celebrity to admit to any kind of unconventional sexual orientation could end their career. But now? It’s not a thing. Coming out is either celebrated or simply ignored. Heck, Broadway is so openly gay that they joke about it at the Tony Awards. I’ve often thought, if I ever received a Tony, I’d begin by saying, “I’m so grateful to work in a field where even an openly heterosexual man can be accepted for who he is!”
Being a conservative, on the other hand, holding any conservative views, much less actually being a Republican, is seen as career suicide. Still, some do. Celebrities who’ve come out as politically conservative (though not necessarily Trump-ites) include: Robert Downey Jr, Caitlyn Jenner, Mindy Kaling, Bruce Willis, Big Boi, Kurt Russell, Johnny Ramone, Cindy Crawford, Peyton Manning, Chuck Norris, LL Cool J, Kid Rock, Hillary Duff, Alice Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Melissa Joan Hart, and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, who is considering a future run at the presidency!
Personally, when I was young I was liberal. When I was a little older I was conservative. And now? I’m officially coming out as a “radical moderate,” meaning I sometimes lean to the left and sometimes lean to the right (“stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight!”). That’s right, today I am openly acknowledging that my political orientation is…