“Bones” star Tamara Taylor was one of millions of people who marched in protest of Donald Trump the day after the new President was inaugurated.
“I went from very scared and not particularly hopeful, to really hopeful and excited, oddly excited, about what the next four years will look like,” the actress told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “Because what I saw there was a bunch of powerful human beings speaking up.”
Taylor joins an increasingly number of high profile stars who are speaking out against the Trump administration, and sees her position as a responsibility to use her platform for change.
“I think this is the time to use [your platform],” she said. “I usually avoid being political, but right now, I think it’s irresponsible not to be. But of course, what comes on my Twitter feed is pretty far out… Somebody wrote in, ‘I hope y’all get pepper-sprayed.’ Which is just such a negative thing to put out there, whether or not you agree with my political views.
“Why would you wish me ill? So there were a few of those, but mostly it’s been a lot of support and a lot of ‘yay, thank you’s. I think people can’t say anymore, ‘celebrities should keep their political opinions to themselves,’ because we elected a reality TV star, so I think that’s off limits.”