Mr. J. Peterman Says He Was Ostracized In Hollywood For Supporting Trump


Fox NewsJohn O’Hurley has learned to keep his political views to himself.

The actor, best known as Elaine Benes’ eccentric boss J. Peterman on “Seinfeld,”is part of a small group of Hollywood stars who supported President Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

“Every time I have mentioned that I supported Trump in this election, people get vicariously angry at me, and they don’t believe that it’s possible that someone might think differently than they do,” O’Hurley told Fox & Friends Thursday.

Referencing the mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, O’Hurley added, “And as we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks, I think it might be time for us to weed our own garden.”

He specifically criticized the cast of the Broadway show “Hamilton” for calling out Vice President Mike Pence last year when he attended their show.

“I was embarrassed for my profession because I don’t think we should be pontificating from the stage,” said the seasoned Broadway actor. “I wouldn’t do it and I wouldn’t allow it with my cast.”

PRRREEEAAAAACHHHHH! When Peterman speaks, you listen. He’s just one of those guys. He tells you to jump you jump. He tells you to takeover the catalogue because he’s in love with Burma you takeover the catalogue. Now I’m not saying if he tells you to support Trump you support Trump but I will say that when Peterman tells us Hollywood shouldn’t be pontificating from the stage, I agree with him. Fully agree with him. I had this belief beforehand but knowing Mr. J Peterman feels the same way really fortifies that belief. Makes it impenetrable. Kinda like when you know you want to order an entire pizza to eat by yourself but you ask your buddy “yo should I order some pizza” just so he’ll say yes and you unload some of that self-pity. Or something like that. Idea fortification is nice is all I’m trying to say and Mr. Peterman really brings that fortification. Plus fortification is a sweet word so I’m working in ways to say it over and over.

Anywho, back to the main theme. When all of Hollywood pontificated their Trump hate at the Emmys last month I wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks these celebs all sitting around jerking each other off over their Trump digs is lame as shit? So petty and overdone. They do this at every awards show now. It’s like a comedian taking the stage and hammering home airplane jokes. Sweet dude. We’ve heard it all before. We get it — you guys hate Trump so here you are all huddled up in your literal echo chamber sucking each other’s cocks and laughing at each other’s shared disdain for Trump.

There’s nothing worse in my mind than someone who instantly judges, dismisses, or ostracizes people based upon who they voted for. It’s pathetic. It’s shallow. It’s short-sided. It’s narrow-minded. Differences of opinion spawning debate is the very epicenter of American pedigree. General Washington took a ragtag crew of farmers fueled relentlessly with this belief and defeated the biggest, baddest military on earth.

I don’t give a fuck if you voted for Hillary or Trump or Aleppo expert Gary Johnson. I don’t judge you for either (I wait til I hear how and why you did to pass my judgment). So it’s nice to hear a sensible take from Hollywood. Again, he could’ve been delivering this take from a pro-Trump or an anti-Trump vantage point. I really don’t care. Just nice to see a level-headed, sensible Hollywood take, and of course it comes from Mr. Peterman.