Singer and actress Katharine McPhee went off last week about the rising crime in Los Angeles, holding the “woke” responsible.
McPhee, who rose to fame as American Idol’s runner-up in its fifth year, posted a news story on her social media of an elderly man being “mugged and beaten up” in Beverly Hills.
“I blame every single one of you woke voters,” the “My Destiny” singer wrote, according to Fox News. “Seniors getting beat up while walking.”
“Keep voting for this,” she slammed. “What a sad state this city is in.”
McPhee then plugged Rick Caruso, a former Republican running for mayor of Los Angeles as a moderate Democrat.
“This is literally my worry and thought every time I go out now. We need [Rick Caruso],” she said. “What’s this world coming to?”
“No rings watches or anything out in LA anymore,” she added, posting screenshots of a conversation she had with a friend about their fears of being mugged.
Caruso, who is socially liberal, has become a favorite of wealthy celebrities in Los Angeles. Celebs from Kim Kardashian to Gwyneth Paltrow have plugged the candidate on their social media accounts.
The Democrat is running on a message of cleaning up crime and attacking the city’s homeless problem.
“Los Angeles is in a crisis: Homeless, crime and corruption are uncontrolled. This is a moment for someone like Rick to come in and clean up City Hall,” Caruso Senior Advisor Peter Ragone told Axios.
McPhee’s politics are somewhat ambiguous. Though she’s likely socially liberal, the singer publicly blasted media-beloved Democrat Stacey Abrams during the pandemic for famously standing by masked-up kids without her mask on.
“What the actual hell … politicians at their finest,” McPhee wrote. “Mask up the children and you yourself sit without a mask. The hypocrisy continues.”
“I’m sure she will say… ‘but I had my mask in my hand!’” she mocked.
The singer married musician and producer David Foster in 2019. Foster is reportedly pals with former President Donald Trump.
Notably, in 2016, Foster said he “politely” turned down Trump’s offer to play at his inauguration, The Washington Post reported.
“I was asked … I politely and respectfully declined,” Foster posted to social media at the time.
“He actually wanted to do it,” a source told the Post. “It’s a high-profile thing — but he couldn’t risk it.”
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