Megan Fox criticized for speaking out against anti-LGBT bills: ‘Hollywood trying to influence anything is a joke’

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Megan Fox is being criticized for speaking out against anti-LGBT bills in her home state of Tennessee. (Photo: Getty Images)
Megan Fox is being criticized for speaking out against anti-LGBT bills in her home state of Tennessee. (Photo: Getty Images)

Megan Fox detoured from her typical social media posts to get political — and it didn’t go over so well.

The Transformers actress posted about her home state of Tennessee’s so-called “slate of hate,” the series of bills — deemed as anti-LGBTQ — that could soon become laws. She asked voters there to make the “enlightened choice” and put a stop to them.

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While Fox, who tends to stay out of the political fray, was applauded by many for using her platform (“[Your] LGBT fans really appreciate your support”), she got some pretty brutal responses to her post. Several had the same theme — nobody cares what Hollywood stars have to say. (For example, “Hollywood trying to influence anything is a joke” and “Ain’t nobody in Tennessee listening to Hollywood.”)

Others wrote that they agree with the anti-LGBT bills. Many enjoyed just telling her they were unfollowing her because they disagree with her beliefs.

(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)

Again, she also received a lot of support for speaking out.

(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)
(Screenshot: Megan Fox via Instagram)

In a 2009 interview with Esquire, Fox said she considers herself bisexual. "I think people are born bisexual and they make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society," she said at the time. "I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite. I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man."

She has been married to Brian Austin Green since 2010.

Fox follows Taylor Swift, a Tennessee resident, in publicly decrying these bills. Earlier this month, the singer donated $113,000 to fight the “slate of hate.”

The legislation being considered includes bills allowing private adoption agencies to raise moral objections over prospective parents, meaning a gay couple potentially couldn’t adopt. Another would prevent state and local governments from taking actions against a business based on its “internal policies.” So a business could potentially refuse service to someone who is gay. Other legislation is directed at transgender people, including one that requires the state to defend school districts that require students to use the bathroom of their assigned sex at birth.

Fox was born in Tennessee and later moved to Florida when she was 10. She and her husband — who will soon be co-starring together in the movie Dakota — raise their three boys together in Los Angeles.

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