Actress and feminist activist Ashley Judd is claiming she is “very sad” and “scared” because a man who requested to take a picture was a Trump supporter.
On Saturday, Judd attended the semifinal game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Alabama Crimson Tide at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. While at the game, “an older man with white hair” approached her and asked if he could take a picture.
In a Facebook post, Judd describes the encounter as “uncomfortable and scary:”
“I said ‘Yes.’ And before I could offer for him to be in the picture with me, 6 inches from my face, he took my picture with his phone. He said ‘I’m from Big Stone Gap.’ I said, ‘I love Big Stone Gap! What a beautiful town, I loved making the movie there.’ I went on to say how good the cooking is, mentioning, of course, the pineapple upside down cake and pumpkin pie! He then responded with open hostility as he was backing away, ‘We like Trump.’”
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Judd then further describes the “hostile act” as one that triggered her with so much sadness that she needed a hug from her uncle who was next to her.
Judd continues to write that basketball games should be politics-free zones:
“I feel very sad that this happened, and frankly scared. We absolutely need apolitical spaces in this country where we come together for something that is beyond who voted for whom and the platforms, beliefs, and agendas of respective candidates. I could’ve easily retorted to this man, for example, with ‘Well, I know everything I need to know about you now, Sir, you voted with the KKK.’
Y’all know who I am, what I believe, and what I fight and risk for. You also know I like college basketball. And in college basketball, that’s all you’ll ever hear me talk about. College basketball. Period.”
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 11, 2017
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