Nicole Kidman has clarified her comments about the nation needing to support Donald Trump after she came under fire on social media.
“I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American Constitution, and it was that simple,” she told Access Hollywood on Saturday.
The actress, who has citizenship in both the U.S. and Australia, refused to elaborate on the backlash she faced on social media for her much-publicized interview with BBC News last week. “I just say he’s now elected and we as a country need to support whoever the president is, because that’s what the country’s based on,” the actress had said.
“I’m out of it now,” she added in the Access Hollywood interview. “That’s what I said and it’s that simple.”
Last week, the “Lion” actress said it’s time to support the president-elect, just as we should support anyone who becomes president.
“I’m always reticent to start commenting politically. I’ve never done it in terms of America or Australia. I’m issue-based,” Kidman told BBC News.
Her comments were met with backlash on social media, with some even calling for a boycott of the Australian actress. Of course, there were also some supporters.
Watch her interview above.
— Barbara Wortman (@campbabs) January 13, 2017
Please #NicoleKidman don't get confused. Supporting the country is not the same as supporting Trump. Poison in one side and the USA in other
— Javier FB (@Irreverentix) January 13, 2017
It's time to add her to our boycott list. No more Nicole Kidman. https://t.co/JJkyYAawR5
— This isn’t my name. (@eddienotfunny) January 13, 2017