Actress Rose McGowan endorsed Republican California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder on Sunday.
“They want to hear that the more we micro-label each other, the better we’ll be,” McGowan said Sunday, referring to people who want to cause divisiveness. “The reality is, today, I challenge this state, I challenge these voters, I challenge the media, to back up. Be human first, vote for humanity.”
McGowan said she is not a Democrat anymore but added that she and Elder do have their political differences. The actress also said Elder is “the better candidate” and “the better man.” (RELATED: ‘Moron Achievement Unlocked’: Rose McGowan Blasts Hollywood Stars Upset Over Texas Abortion Ban)
“Do I agree with him on all issues? No. But he is the better candidate & the better man.” @rosemcgowan endorses @larryelder. Says she listened to his radio show for years & used to call in & debate with a fake name. pic.twitter.com/NanFmi8vRO
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) September 12, 2021
McGowan then lambasted corporate media and white pundits for criticizing Elder because he’s black and not a Democrat.
“Understand who it’s coming from and that he might just know more than you living in a different skin,” McGowan said.
Elder issued a similar statement about media coverage of his campaign while speaking Friday on “Hannity,” claiming media hypocrisy was on display after he was attacked by a white woman wearing a gorilla mask.
“If this had been a ‘D’ at the end of my name they’d be calling it a hate crime and talk about how it is systemic racism, but this is the media double standard ever since I have been running,” Elder said.
McGowan spoke alongside Elder after she recently accused Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, of trying to silence McGowan’s accusations against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
“So this woman, I don’t know, some blonde lady with the last name of Newsom, cold-calls me, and was like, ‘David Boies wants to know what it would take to make you happy,'” McGowan said while on The Rubin Report.
Elder is leading the polls among Newsom’s potential replacements ahead of Tuesday’s recall election.