8 Liberal Celebs No Longer So Keen on Obama

Matt Damon, Gene Simmons, and others who are disappointed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2012 10:26 AM CDT
8 Liberal Celebs No Longer So Keen on Obama
Gene Simmons poses backstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)

President Obama was quite popular with Tinseltown's biggest stars four years ago, but as he seeks reelection, he's fallen out of favor with some Hollywood liberals. The Week lists eight who have criticized the prez:

  • Gene Simmons: The Kiss rocker now regrets supporting Obama in '08, because he believes the president hasn't done enough to help the economy. Who does he like this year? Mitt Romney.
  • Matt Damon: He also doesn't think Obama has done enough (his beefs are with Wall Street as well as policies from the George W. Bush era), and said in December that "a one-term president with some balls" would have been better.

  • Angelina Jolie: Though she denied hating Obama, Jolie has criticized his Darfur policies and even said after meeting with him in January that there have been "very frustrating" aspects of his presidency.
  • Hugh Hefner: The Playboy founder expressed his disappointment with Obama back in 2010, noting that the president should have been quicker to end the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Click for the entire list, including one gay actress who called Obama "a huge disappointment" when it comes to civil rights. (More President Obama stories.)

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