Sarah Palin Asks Why Hollywood Critics Are 'Full Of Hate' At Movie Premiere In Iowa
Sarah Palin had some stern words for her celebrity critics on Tuesday night at the premiere of a documentary on her tenure as governor of Alaska, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film, The Undefeated, begins with a montage of footage featuring Hollywood stars criticizing Palin. Big names appearing in the flick include Matt Damon, David Letterman and Madonna.
The Hollywood Reporter sought reaction to the criticism from Palin, who until Tuesday night, had not seen the final version of the flick. The outlet asked the former governor, "What would make someone be so full of hate?"
Palin said she was taken back by the footage. "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, 'What's your problem?'" she said. "What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they'd seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children? What would make someone be so full of hate and, I guess, a sense of being threatened that they would want to see that person destroyed?"
(Click here to listen to audio of Palin's remarks.)
According to the Hollywood Reporter, celebrity criticism highlighted in the movie includes comments from Damon during the 2008 presidential campaign comparing Palin to a "really bad Disney movie." A spokesman for the then-vice presidential candidate dismissed the remarks as "name-calling" at the time.
Stephen Bannon, the filmmaker behind the documentary on Palin's time as governor, said of his work prior to its release, "This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment. Let's have a good old-fashioned brouhaha."
The AP reported on Tuesday:
Palin grabbed the spotlight in Iowa several hours after President Barack Obama toured a factory in Bettendorf, in far eastern Iowa, and one day after Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced she was seeking the Republican nomination in her Iowa hometown of Waterloo.
The former governor's trip to the Hawkeye State was her first in seven months, according to the Associated Press. CNN reports that when asked at the event if she's made a decision on whether to run for president in 2012, Palin said, "We're still thinking about that."
Click here to listen to audio of what Palin had to say to the Hollywood Reporter.