Melissa Joan Hart: Romney Tweet Led To 'Unbelievable' Hate

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On Nov. 5, 2012, one night before the 2012 presidential election, actress Melissa Joan Hart posted to Twitter that Republican candidate Mitt Romney had secured her vote.


Melissa Joan Hart
Warning: I may get political today but just stating my feelings, not intending to sway anyone or get into arguments.

Melissa Joan Hart
Finish this sentence for me... Being a republican in Hollywood is like being.....????

Melissa Joan Hart
Can't get too political in only 140 chac but for those asking, I'm voting .

As Hart told HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks on Wednesday, the response was far from positive.

"I got called every name in the book," Hart revealed. "[People wrote] that they hope I die, and that they hope my children are gay, which is somehow supposed to be some sort of punishment. [...] The hate was really unbelievable just from that simple tweet. Just by saying I was voting."

Hart has never been shy about her political views, this despite the fact that she thinks there's a prejudice in Hollywood against conservatives.

"It is like a blacklist. It's a little scary," she told Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview after the election last year. "And I just found out there’s a Wikipedia page that says who backed Romney in the celebrity [world]. [...] It was unbelievable. I live in a country where I'm supposed to be able to have this freedom to choose who ever I want to vote for, whatever religion I want, and I feel like there are these limitations. It's not like it used to be."

For more on Hart, including her opinion on the recent government shutdown and her explanation about why she voted Romney in the first place, watch the HuffPost Live clip above.

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