- Kelsey Grammer is a beloved American actor
- He is best known for 'Frazier'
- His latest political comments weren't well received
It's pretty clear that ex-President Donald Trump doesn't have very many fans in Hollywood. But the ones he does have are pretty vocal about it. Actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for his portrayal of the sophisticated "Dr. Frasier Crane," has recently stirred the pot with his candid political confession!
During a BBC Radio 4's 'Today' show interview, Grammer boldly declared his unwavering support for former President Donald Trump, sending shockwaves through the airwaves!
Kelsey could face some detractors for his opinions
The interview took a dramatic turn when Grammer, prompted by a mention of fellow Trump supporter Roseanne Barr, was asked by host Justin Webb about his political leanings. "I am," Grammer affirmed, signaling his allegiance to Trump. But hold your horses!
It seems that the Paramount+ PR team wasn't quite ready for this bombshell, as they reportedly curtailed the conversation, leaving listeners clamoring for more! Clearly, Trump is not a welcome speaking point in those circles.
Webb spilled the tea post-interview, revealing that while Grammer was all in for a political deep-dive, the Paramount+ PR squad was less than thrilled. They apparently pulled the plug, deciding the interview had run its course. But fear not, Grammer fans, the actor was more than willing to dish out his reasons for standing by Trump!
In a clip from the show published by 'Mediaite,' however, Webb claims that the conversation didn’t end quite so neatly. "I have to say, actually, Kelsey Grammer himself was perfectly happy to go on talking about it," Webb said.
"The Paramount+ PR people, less happy that he talked about it at some length, so ... they decided we’d had plenty of time for our interview. But I should stress that he was absolutely, perfectly happy to talk about why he supports Donald Trump and still does in the coming election."
And the election is a major talking point in America these days, no matter how rich or famous you are. Remember folks, Kelsey was a vocal Trump supporter during his first term ... and he didn't shy away from that. Now that he's a TV poster child again, though, things are bit different, it seems.
Joe Biden's presidency has been just as controversial as Trump's and many see him as the only possible candidate worth a vote. Even so, it takes a lot of guts for a public figure to share their allegiances these days.
"I’m not aware of taking a hit for [it], but now, certainly passions run high, and certainly he has touched on an extraordinarily passionate response," Grammer told host Christiane Amanpour about the former president.
Speaking more broadly about American politics, Grammer added, "I don’t think Washington did us any favors for the last 50, 60 years—I think they’ve all been sort of the same party, the same bunch of clowns, the same bunch of really unpleasant people. And I don’t think they’ve been helping anybody but themselves."
Amidst this political whirlwind, Grammer has revived his iconic role in the 'Frasier' reboot, streaming on Paramount+ since October. The character, who debuted on 'Cheers' back in 1984, was only meant for a brief stint but ended up becoming a TV legend.
James Burrows, the director of 'Frasier' and co-creator of 'Cheers,' reminisced about how Grammer's talent was too good to pass up. "We would have been blind not to see it," he exclaimed.
Despite the PR hiccup, it's clear that Kelsey Grammer is not one to shy away from expressing his views, even if it means ruffling a few feathers. Whether you agree with his politics or not, one thing's for sure: Grammer remains as compelling and newsworthy as ever!