It turns out “Game of Thrones” (“GOT”) actress Lena Headey is a big fan of freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). According to Fox News, she received some serious backlash on social media for praising the freshman congresswoman for her wonderful leadership skills on fighting climate change.
“Who should run the world … YOU.” Headey wrote on Instagram. “Brilliant, vocal, fearless, bold and Inspirational women. I f***ing love you and am side by side with every word.”
The Instagram post included a video of Occasio-Cortez defending the “Green New Deal” against a GOP lawmaker who called it “elitist.” The incident followed a feud she had with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his decision to bring a vote on the “Green New Deal” to the Senate floor. The freshman congresswoman accused him of rushing the bill as a means to humiliate her — and not to save the planet.
“What McConnell’s doing is that he’s trying to rush this bill to the floor without a hearing… without working through committee — because he doesn’t want to save our planet. Because he thinks we can drink oil in 30 years when all our water is poisoned,” Ocasio-Cortez told Vox reporter Ella Nilsen.
Mitch McConnell later fired back in a separate tweet that he “could not be more glad” to expose the “Green New Deal” for the socialist farce that it is. “I could not be more glad that the American people will have the opportunity to learn precisely where each one of their senators stand on the ‘Green New Deal’: a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy,” he wrote.
Immediately after Headey posted her praise of Ocasio-Cortez, online trolls roasted her with some rather insightful comments about how Ocasio-Cortez has poisoned the political well.
“The issue isn’t about what she says in a video painstakingly designed to dupe even more people,” said one Instagram user. “The issue is in the fact that she has NO clue, NO training, NO experience. She professes to have real knowledge but (and aside from reading a few brochures), she has done little to zero research on the numerous scientific studies regarding global warming!”
Another user said, “While TRYING to compare global warming to World War 2, this mindless moron [Ocasio-Cortez] stated: ‘So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II, and so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before.'”
Others were more jocular: “Why do we care what the Incest Queen thinks! She’s not even American! She’s British and should worry about her f***ed up Brexit!”
Following the onslaught of backlash, Headey posted a video message of her own in which she said that she gives “a f**k” about the future of the planet.
“I just want to say, when I post my views, I don’t really think of myself as being highly political, I just see myself as a human being and I care about the climate,” she says in the video. “I care about the climate, I care about my children and their future, I care about my friends and their children and their future, I care about the crisis going on all over the world, the humanitarian crisis.”
“I give a f*** and if that offends you, or you think actors have no place in the world to have an opinion… f*** off, and unfollow me… And I shall not weep.”