Guess the “Firefly” star will be rooting for Obama next month. On the plus side, at least he didn’t suggest that Romney is the destroyer of all mankind.

***

As several commenters have remarked, Fillion’s Twitter bio reads: “It costs nothing to say something kind. Even less to shut up altogether.” Perhaps he ought to consider following his own advice.

***

Update:

Fillion’s “Firefly” co-star Adam Baldwin, an outspoken conservative, weighed in on his friend’s Mitt-bashing tweet:

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/258716599970832384

Hear, hear!

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/258718569322385408

Hee!

***

Update:

Fillion’s evidently feeling some residual heat from his Romney remarks. A day after his initial tweet, he said this:

It’s called liberalism, Nathan.

  • Kenny Hitt

    I was under the impression Fillion was still Canadian. Am I wrong?

    • Discontentwliars

      Yup Canadian, I really liked him in FireFly and Castle too. Guess this’ll be hard to “Like” his shows anymore. A good thing though, since he’s Canadian, he can only vote in New York and Wisconsin without any problem. Someone may even recognize him, so he’ll need go in a “Binder costume” or something.

      • Lynn

        You know I used to like Americans..still do for the most part. However after reading your insulting remarks about Canadians..of which I am one and proud of it…I can not help but feel you are not worth wasting my time on. Personally I am not impressed with either Romney or Obama..so whoever wins perhaps you deserve it! I guess freedom of speech which Americans always go on about is limited to American Conservatives!! oh by the way I consider myself a Conservative!! But I like to think I have some intelligence and do not base my likes or dislikes on the political views of others!!

        • Discontentwliars

          Ok, have a ball with that. When it comes to this election, and my country we do have to live with the results. I’m really glad you’re not interested.

          • Lynn

            Having to live with the results of an election is called democracy! I appreciate you love and have concern about your great country!! doesn’t give you the right to run other countries and their citizens down. Neither my opinion nor yours is superior to anyone’s. Sad but true!

          • Discontentwliars

            I’ve tried to avoid this, but you continue, so here goes. Your original copied response was out of line. Stateing the fact that a Canadian Actor just called our next president Quote: “slimy lying toolbag”, isn’t appreciated, and I have every “RIGHT” to express my opinion. If this is the opinion of CANADA as you seem to imply, then I can change my opinoion of Canada also. I have an issue with Fillion taking a shot at our politics, and my canidate, so you can combine Fillion and Canida if you wish, an we’ll see where that goes (Ie All Canadians agree with Fillion, and Romney is a “slimy lying toolbag”), then we call all run with that. BTW: America is a Republic. The problem with opinions is that some are more “Superior”, since those in the Media, TV, Movies, and Politicians get expressed to a wider audiance then most of us (yours and mine). It doesn’t make them right, but they have more power, and therefore, we’re discussing Nathan Fillion’s tweet, not mine or yours. To me it’s sad that movie stars impact politics, but that’s the way it is.

          • Lynn

            I am well aware that America is a Republic!! what that has to do with the price of apples is beyond me!! So I will have to agree with you lets just let it go…I thought perhaps there was room for an interesting intelligent discussion here, seem I was wrong. I did not in any way suggest Canadians feel one way or the other about who wins your election..I don’t know how they feel and I would never presume to say…where you got that out of what I wrote leads me to believe that you just don’t comprehend what you read…. It is interesting that you seem to know already who is going to win your election ( insulting you say .. your next President ) in most Democracies , whether they are Republics or not, you don’t know the winner until the votes are in!!

            So lets just say I wish you and your Country the best. I really don’t have time to fight over such unimportant disagreements.

          • Discontentwliars

            It’s a deal. We lost out on an intelligent discussion when my favorite actor chimed in with his opinion about my candidate; you took offense the we noted he was Canadian, and tried to put words in my mouth that : “doesn’t give you the right to run other countries and their citizens down.” I didn’t call Fillion names, or degrade Canida’s citizens, you read that in yourself. He is a fine actor, and wish he didn’t make such a comment.
            I am confident that Obama will lose the election. I have faith that American’s don’t want his society, and that Mitt Romney will win. You are correct that it’s not over until it is over, so we all continue the fight for what we believe, and standing up for our candidate is part of that. So I’ll look “Forward” to the apology Nov. 7th
            I appreciate your parting remarks, and return the best wishes for Canada. I will always have time to support and defend my beliefs and my country as I expect you do.

  • Ron Rowan

    Another Hollyweird disappointment. I just hate seeing the actors I like turn into slimy toolbags.

    • ReneeTru

      Ha! Ha! Now. Now. Be nice.

  • drbob456x

    Who?

    • grais

      Yeah…who?

  • SineWaveII

    Oh this really sucks “Castle” was one of my favorite shows. Why did he have to do that? I won’t be able to enjoy it now.

    • JEM

      I know. I feel the same way. Castle was actually my favorite TV show, and I really like watching Firefly re-runs.

    • StanO360

      Tell him, I did too

    • sam

      I just started watching Castle,it was such a good program.I will have to mark this as a don’t watch.

      • SineWaveII

        Well I have a half-way kind of solution for you that I use for these liberal bigmouths. I just wait for the show or movie to come out on DVD and then I buy it ‘used’. That way you can enjoy the show without your money going back to the liberals you don’t want to finance. Castle just went onto my “used dvd only list”.

    • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

      Damn, I WAS enjoying his career.

    • Nerinab

      Yep. I’m done with Castle, too. Darn.

    • ember

      Me too. So few shows worth watching anymore and he had to go ruin Castle. Bummer.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      I don’t care what any actor’s political opinion is, I already know they are probably liberal. I don’t let it ruin my enjoyment of their programs, if I did it would drive me nuts. Now if it is a political movie/TV show then that is a different story, I simply won’t watch it.

      • SineWaveII

        That’s a good point. If Romney wins anyway I can probably get past it. But if we get stuck with Obama again then he gets part of the blame. With any luck, his fans will lay into him and he’ll shut up and stay out of it. It’s not like he has the kind of career where he can afford to alienate millions of viewers.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Honestly, I have never heard of someone switching parties because their favorite actor was liberal. I think most people realize people in Hollywood are just about as out of touch with reality as you can get, I have even hear liberal say they don’t give much credence in Hollywood’s political opinion.

          • ReneeTru

            Its the young ones that can be swayed by the glitz or hero worship. And we have 18 year olds voting.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Well, they are 18 though and have grown up in the public school system so they are probably going to vote liberal anyway until they live in reality. That is unless they were raised right and had principles in which case it wouldn’t matter what anyone elses political opinion was.

        • ReneeTru

          Yeah thats true. They get pretty full of themselves sometimes so maybe losing some viewers would be a good wake up call.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Ratings are already at all-time lows, if Hollywood cared they would have changed by now. They have liberal donors like George Soros giving them checks for pushing his agenda so why would they care.

      • Mark81150

        I wish I could.. but I can’t just forget a nasty insult..

        If he had simply said, I’m a democrat,.. and I wish everyone well.. but I’ll vote for Obama,.. it would have displayed class and it would have allowed a sense he respects his fans enough to leave them their own opinions..

        He did not do that.. he chose to be an ass. and insult us.

        much harder to overlook..

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          He insulted Romney, not conservatives. Let’s remember about a year ago we were doing the same to him.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          He insulted Romney, not conservatives. Let’s remember about a year ago we were doing the same to him.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          I have also seen worse insults from celebrities than simply agreeing with someone who insulted Romney

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          I have also seen worse insults from celebrities than simply agreeing with someone who insulted Romney

        • MaryIndiana

          Exactly. It’s not that he’s a liberal. I mean,come on….given. It was that he resorted to vulgar name calling. Hard to respect that. Sorry Nathan. I loved Firefly and like Castle,but..I think I will change the channel now when I see you.

        • MaryIndiana

          Exactly. It’s not that he’s a liberal. I mean,come on….given. It was that he resorted to vulgar name calling. Hard to respect that. Sorry Nathan. I loved Firefly and like Castle,but..I think I will change the channel now when I see you.

    • ReneeTru

      I wish that actors would just act and keep their politics in their personal private world. But then again I guess that isn’t possible anymore. Morgan Freeman is my all time favorite actor and he said some uneducated remarks the other day. I just don’t get it. Castle was a fun one for me too, but I don’t need to watch tv anyway. Life is more important than make believe, besides my idea of who these people are keeps hitting fail.

      • tessaprn

        I hate that about Morgan Freeman. He was one of my all time favorite actors. I suppose that campaign ad he did for Obama would be all right if what he was saying was truth and not just liberal talking points. I can’t even enjoy Samuel L Jackson’s work any longer. I really wish they would not be so public about their political views.

        • Guest#42874

          I don’t mind if they state whom they support, it’s when they start attacking that bothers me. Especially when it’s not based on facts.

          • Salmon Diego

            Stating their support or political position isn’t a problem for anyone. But, is there some reason the Hollywood-left can’t maintain some level of civility in a political debate? Why do they always drop into the gutter and use phrases like “slimy lying toolbag?”

        • Shawn Smith

          I don’t mind them talking about their political views. They have the first amendment (even if morons like Clooney find it “unfortunate”). I get annoyed that they act like their opponents are sheer evil.

          I also find it amazingly obnoxious when they perpetuate ideas like gay rights supporters being silenced. If anyone is being silenced, it is people who question this movement. Their friends are the ones trampling all over free speech.

    • koblog

      Oh come on. Castle is so predictable, so formulaic, you can pick the bad guy in the first ten minutes. And the highly improbable backstory is really tiresome. Yes, we DVR’d the program, but watched it only by habit. It’s not really that enjoyable or that good of a mystery. It’s just Matlock or Murder, She Wrote with different characters. Face it — it’ll be easy to delete it from your recording schedule. Do it! You’ll feel better in the morning.

      • SineWaveII

        All very true, but sometimes you need to give your brain a rest. And I like watching Nathan Fillion (or at least I used to).
        It’s like the cop shows from the 70s (showing my age here) they were stupid and predictable but a good place to park your brain for awhile. This stuff is just entertainment, it’s not a dissertation on quantum physics. Although I would be entertained by that too, being the geek that I am.

    • Salmon Diego

      Castle has jumped the shark this season. It’s now more about titillating scenes involving the Beckett character than good mysteries. I suspect it won’t last another year with this format.

    • AngryConservativeAsianDude

      Switch to “Person of Interest” then.

    • http://twitter.com/kaecie76 kaecie_berry

      me too… if he dont stop i’ll be deleting the show from my dvr… :(

    • $29654458

      Freaking loons…all of you. What’s hilarious is that probably half of the current Romney supporters were not for him in the primary and probably themselves called him a lying scum bag.

      The dunces that refuse to watch a show they really love because the actor said something negative about their favored Presidential candidate are freaking ignorant

      • TundraThunder

        I’m thinking about Chik-fil-a and Stacey Dash, for starters. Who were the loons then, Mr. When-Left-Wingers-Do-It-it’s-Okay?

        • $29654458

          Sorry Thunder Thighs. I think those who boycotted Chik-fil-a were idiots as well. A bunch of freaking whiners…wha, wah…some body says something I don’t like so I’ll never watch them again. Jesus, how old are you?

          • TundraThunder

            1) My name is TundraThunder, 2) I didn’t say I wouldn’t watch those people, 3) Why use Jesus’ name if you’re an athiest, 4) My age is my business, but I know you must be at most a 16 year old lib troll, and 5) You sure seem to whine. End!

          • $29654458

            I’m a liberal so I must be an atheist, right? Christ, I loathe ignorant people who don’t use their God given brains.

          • http://twitter.com/Chademann Chad Manning

            Self loathing isn’t a good thing!

          • CardiLover

            You just answered Mr. Fillion’s second tweet (Remind me, what is it called when someone hates you for having different beliefs?)

            The answer, Mr. Fillion, is Preon. Or liberals.

          • $29654458

            So all those conservatives (on the Breitbart Forums for example) who hate all liberals because they have an opinion different from them wouldn’t be considered to be guilty of what you just accused liberals of?

          • $29654458

            I’m a liberal so I must be an atheist, right? Christ, I loathe ignorant people who don’t use their God given brains.

          • TundraThunder

            1) My name is TundraThunder, 2) I didn’t say I wouldn’t watch those people, 3) Why use Jesus’ name if you’re an athiest, 4) My age is my business, but I know you must be at most a 16 year old lib troll, and 5) You sure seem to whine. End!

      • SineWaveII

        Up yours, pal

        • $29654458

          And yet I suspect you were one of the ones calling Romney a liar back in the primaries, weren’t you?

          • SineWaveII

            No

          • $29654458

            Lying scumbag. Of course you were.

          • SineWaveII

            Sorry, pal. The person I was calling a lying scumbag was odumbo. I have been ABO since the election started and I have the posts to prove it.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Fillion–another celeb that needs help getting off of O-Bummer’s Kool-Aid!

  • Tanille

    I don’t even know who he is.. Never seen firefly.. So I guess that shows how important he is..

    • SineWaveII

      Have you ever seen “Castle”? He plays “Richard Castle” the writer that works with the NYPD detective to solve crimes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=64200427 Rob Roth

      I don’t know what is more depressing. Someone not having watched Firefly or Nathan opening his mouth.
      SAD DAY. SAD DAY INDEED!

  • George Moneo

    Well, that does it for me as a fan of ‘Castle.’ Sigh. Why do they have to open their big mouths and ruin it for 50% of their fans.

  • JEM

    Nooooo. I really like watching Castle and Firefly re-runs. Now it’s ruined. I wish actors would keep their mouths shut.

  • http://twitter.com/sejohnson66 Shawn E. Johnson

    I guess he and Adam don’t get along…LOL I love Firefly but pretty sure Baldwin is the only conservative on it. Jayne was my favorite character anyway.

    • deano24

      He was one of my favorite characters on Firefly. I’ m going to check twitter to see what Mr. Baldwin had to say about Mr.Fillion’s tweet. Apparently the science channel is going to air a special called Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite documentary, set to air on the Science Channel this November 11, 2012 at 10pm.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      Mine was Vera.

    • $29654458

      In point of fact, Nathan and Adam are good friends and like each other alot.

  • MissQuinn82

    UGH. Hate it when Celebs ruin themselves for me. I assumed that he was liberal,but when you say it likeTHAT, naw. No me gusta.

    ~Quinn

  • Tootie MCGee

    I don’t watch his show but coincidentally, just a few minutes ago I watched an old “Lost” episode in which he guest starred and thought I like him. Oh well. We should just presume they’re all slimy toolbags until proven otherwise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brenna-Horton/1485817201 Brenna Horton

    I used to like Firefly and Castle….now I am not going to go out of my way to watch either.

  • KateNE

    Huge Firefly/Serenity fan here & this just makes me sad. This is his Twitter tagline: “It costs nothing to say something kind. Even less to shut up altogether.” Yeah, what a hypocrite.

    • TomJB

      Was considering getting Firefly on BluRay but I guess Ill have to settle for my regular DVD copy…

  • Mary Lee

    Very disappointed in Fillion. I loved him on Buffy, Firefly and Castle but I will not be watching him again. When you make your living depending on the public for viewership, insulting half of them may not be the wisest career move. Did anyone notice the tag line on his Twittter profile, Nathan needs to take his own advice. “It costs nothing to say something kind. Even less to shut up altogether.”

  • Alex Pelton

    Castle was one of my favorite shows on tv, can’t believe this moron would alienate half his fan base. Thanks for ruining for me you moron. You’re frikkin Canadian anyway, course you love the socialist in chief.

    • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

      I’m Canadian and I hate Obama. Bad for Canada, bad for Israel, bad for the US, bad for the world.

      As for Nathan Fillon, native of the great province of Alberta, he should realise that this election affects Canada (for the worst if Obama is re-elected).

      • brianmouland

        As a fellow Canadian Pierre Trudeau once said Canadas relationship with the United States was like a mouse sleeping next to an elephant. Certainly a change in Washington would create changes in Ottawa

    • Lynn

      hey buster! Iam a Canadian too!! after reading most of these comments, which I assume(perhaps wrongly) are from Americans I am even more thankful that I am from Canada! BTW I don’t think much of Obama either however to attack an actor or a show because of a political comment retweeted on twitter shows a certain lack of maturity. I worry that most of you are even eligible to vote!!

  • T.Marie

    Well, I was going to start watching Castle, but there goes another TV show that I was looking forward to watching. It swirls right down the drain… Damn, I really liked him in Firefly – now seeing him in it will leave a bad taste in my mouth.

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    Hey Browncoats, now it’s your turn to be embarrassed!

  • http://twitter.com/snugglebunnie34 Leslie McLeod, CPhT

    Nathan was tops on my list. I can only hope that he will one day soon, like Nov. 6, see the light of truth. Obama is the slimy liar and the people paying attention know this to be fact. Castle is now ruined for me, ugh.

  • StanO360

    Read his tag line! It’s about saying nice things to people! double-face palm!

  • aegean1

    Seems a bit funny to me that someone who lies for a living would accuse someone else of lying…

  • http://twitter.com/JJMac_1 Jason

    Idk who this guy is. And I really don’t care #blowbamasucks2012

  • http://www.facebook.com/chelsea.ballard2 Chelsea Ballard

    So, up until now I was a huge Nathan Fillion fan. I assumed he was a lib, but it didn’t matter because he kept his mouth shut about it. Now I’m really disappointed in him. I don’t have enough willpower to stop watching Castle, but Nathan is now kicked off my favorite actors list. Calling a presidential candidate a “slimy lying toolbag” is disrespectful and very low-class. Congrats, Mr. Fillion, you just lost a fan.

    • Mark James

      Make that two

    • Nerinab

      In the words of Laura Ingraham, “Shut up and sing” (or act)!

    • $29654458

      I don’t think he cares much about idiot fans like you anyway.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chelsea.ballard2 Chelsea Ballard

        Well, now that you’ve made such a well-crafted argument, I see your point. Oh wait, all you did was call me an idiot. Look: I’m not calling for Nathan Fillion to be burned at the stake, I’m just saying that I thought he endorsed and approved of a real bone-headed statement. And I don’t admire people that insult me or my views. I don’t care what he thinks of my opinion. I’m just one of the millions of people that make his show a hit. I do get to voice my opinion. And guess what, I’m not insulting anyone by doing so! I would hope that in the future, Nathan would try to not offend about half his fans, but whatever. I’m just an idiot, right?

        • $29654458

          He approved and endorsed someone’s right to express his opinion. Read the Tweet: he said go for it. He didn’t say he agreed with it.
          And yes, I think those on the right who vow to never spend another penny watching any artist/performer who comes out and either says something negative about Romney or positive about Obama is childish, to say the least. For crying out loud, I disagree with all of Adam Baldwin’s politics; he’s said some very negative things about liberals on Twitter and in blogs at Breitbart. But I don’t take his rantings personally because he doesn’t know ME personally. He’s not insulting me. He’s dealing in vast generalities, many of which are not true anyway. That said, I still like his acting, I would watch him on any show and I suspect in real life he’s probably a very good person, just as Nathan Fillion is as well as so many others.
          The number of entertainers/artists that the right wingers will no longer support because of something they’ve said is so huge at this point, it’s a wonder you have anything left to watch.
          So, yes, in the kindest of terms, I think you’re an idiot if you really like a show, but refuse to watch it because you feel the lead actor insulted you personally.
          As for Fillion offending half of his fans – regardless of what you or I may think, there are many of his fans who don’t hang out on line, don’t follow his Tweets and won”t know anything about this. They only care about watching a show that entertains them and apparently have the emotional maturity not to let one quasi-political statement destroy their enjoyment, even if they did know about it.

          • http://twitter.com/Chademann Chad Manning

            Ok, so celebrities can say anything they want and we are childish to disagree? Even if what they say maybe childish! I’m pretty sure we have the same rights, but I’m also sure you can clear that up for us!

          • $29654458

            Disagreeing with someone/anyone is fine. Vocalizing one’s disagreement is fine. But to then say “Too bad, I really liked that actor/that show, but now I will never watch it again/spend another penny on supporting that person because they personally insulted me and my political views IS, in my opinion, very childish.

          • $29654458

            Disagreeing with someone/anyone is fine. Vocalizing one’s disagreement is fine. But to then say “Too bad, I really liked that actor/that show, but now I will never watch it again/spend another penny on supporting that person because they personally insulted me and my political views IS, in my opinion, very childish.

          • CardiLover

            “The number of entertainers/artists that the right wingers will no longer support because of something they’ve said is so huge at this point, it’s a wonder you have anything left to watch.”

            And we’re probably the better for it.

          • http://twitter.com/kaia_bitterblue Bitterblue

            I’m not a slave to entertainment like you. Thank God. I’ve never even heard of this moron anyway.

            I don’t watch much TV in the first place, so there goes your stupid stereotype up in flames.

            I thank God there’s a hell for you to burn in. You deserve it for being so fucking stupid.

          • MrBK

            “I think you’re an idiot if you really like a show, but refuse to watch it because you feel the lead actor insulted you personally.”

            So, if some insults you personally, you just keep giving them your money like some sort of ass-kissing, lovestruck groupie, right? Believe me, you’re the idiot.

          • $29654458

            If someone actually insulted me personal;y, I would not support that person. However, Did Fillion insult you personally? Did he say all people who support Romney are stupid? When an entertainer comes out and supports Obama, is he insulting YOU personally? Not at all. They’re voicing their own opinion (an opinion that is different than yours) and you weirdos start whining saying they’re insulting you PERSONALLY and then prattle on about how you’re never going to support them again, or watch their show, or buy their music, etc. ALL because they don’t share your political opinion. How very American and patriotic of you.

          • MrBK

            Wow, are you truly that naive? Fillion re-tweeted an insult to Romney (it wasn’t some innocuous “Romney is wrong on XYZ” or “I support Obama” tweet). While that insult wasn’t directed at me personally, it was directed at someone I respect. Now according to you, unless a celebrity insults me personally, I should continue to do/watch what I’m told, regardless of everything else they say/do, and all the other people they insult. That is laughably stupid. No change will ever come from that sort of sycophantic behavior.

          • $29654458

            No one said you should do what YOU’RE told. I’ve seen more than a few comments here that say, “I really love Castle, FireFly or Nathan Fillion, but now I can’t watch it anymore because he retweeted something I consider insulting to a man I respect. BIzarre.
            LOL….so you think that by writing your disapproval and no longer watching the show, that Castle or Fillion are going to suffer financially and will learn that they should never say anything at all that the right considers disrespectful? How childish.
            Adam Baldwin tweets very negative things about Obama and liberals and there wasn’t any whining from liberals about them never watching “Chuck” again. That would be because some people have the emotional maturity to know that one’s political opinions or how one expresses them are separate from the “art.” Picasso joined the French Communist part in 1944. I’m sure in the wingnut mentality that means his art should be just considered trash and no proud patriot would buy it.

          • MrBK

            Like the “emotional maturity” some left wingers displayed when Stacey Dash voiced her opinion, right? And if Fillion expressed a desire for Romney to be gang-raped the “mature” thing to do would be to keep watching his show? Got it. Hilarious sock puppetry at it’s finest.

          • $29654458

            Saying someone is a liar (which Romney is – as well as Obama) is not the same as calling for someone to be gang raped. Can your little brain understand that?

          • MrBK

            Correct. And calling someone a “liar” isn’t exactly the same as calling someone a “slimy lying toolbag” either now is it? Thanks for proving my point, you dumb shit. But I’m glad you draw the line somewhere. Or at least, you claim to.

          • MrBK

            Correct. And calling someone a “liar” isn’t exactly the same as calling someone a “slimy lying toolbag” either now is it? Thanks for proving my point, you dumb shit. But I’m glad you draw the line somewhere. Or at least, you claim to.

          • $29654458

            Saying someone is a liar (which Romney is – as well as Obama) is not the same as calling for someone to be gang raped. Can your little brain understand that?

          • $29654458

            You make the same error as many people do. There are nutters on both the left and right fringes. You assume because the more vocal on-line people react in certain way that it’s indicative of ALL liberals or liberalism in general. That’s a silly assumption. There are many people on the left (both on-line and those who don’t hang out on-line) who have no problem with Stacey Dash or anyone voicing their political opinions. As I said, Adam Baldwin is a serious conservative and has spoken negatively of Obama and liberals. That’s his right. He doesn’t have to agree with me and I don’t see him as insulting me personally. I still like him as an actor and I can watch him without any problem.

          • MrBK

            “You assume because the more vocal on-line people react in certain way that it’s indicative of ALL liberals or liberalism in general. That’s a silly assumption.”

            And where did I “assume” that you f’ing moron? I would certainly hope some left wingers weren’t bothered by Dash’s comments … it wasn’t like she was calling Obama a “slimy lying toolbag”. Despite your laughably idiotic claim that left wingers are mature enough to set politics aside, there are many examples proving otherwise. I’m glad you are at least admitting as much now.

          • $29654458

            wrong again. I never said “left wingers” are mature enough……
            What I have consistently said is that in any large group of people there will fanatics on both ends of the spectrum and a wide degree of differing behavior. To paint “liberals” or “conservative” as all behaving the same or to take the worse behavior of a members of a group and pretend it’s indicative of the entire group is ignorant.
            To repeat, I think it’s childish to boycott every public person who say something about YOUR candidate that you don’t like or who supports the other candidate. But, hey, go ahead and add Fillion to that long list you right wingers have.

          • MrBK

            Here’s what you said: “Adam Baldwin tweets very negative things about Obama […] and there wasn’t any whining from liberals”. Only when I mentioned Stacey Dash did it suddenly became about “fanatics on both ends”. So cute.

            Anyway, you seem to have a difficult time grasping the difference between opinions and insults. I still watch Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman movies … both Obama supporters. I just bought a Katy Perry album, she’s an Obama supporter. These celebrities have never hurled insults at someone I respect though. That’s the difference. If they did they would lose MY respect. Only a complete f’ing idiot would willingly throw their hard-earned money at someone they don’t respect.

          • $29654458

            Respecting actors? Sounds like you’ve got a reality issue. For me, respect, is reserved for someone I actually know, not some distance entertainer that I have no personal relationship with; whose image may well be just be the result of a carefully crafted PR machine. Bing Crosby, by many accounts was a arrogant jerk and a bad parent to boot. I still like watching old Bing Crosby movies.
            So you have respect for Mitt; a person you don’t even know. Pretty weird.

          • MrBK

            I’m not surprised a Hollywood groupie believes you practically have to sleep with someone before you can respect them. Talk about weird.

          • $29654458

            I can just see you googling every director and actor before you watch them on TV or attend a movie to see if they’ve said something negative or disrespectful about someone you admire and then trying to find out which entertainers have said something negative about Obama and liberals so you can be SURE to support them.
            How sad to have everything come down to MY side and YOUR side. Pathetic really.

          • MrBK

            “I can just see you googling …”

            Apparently you see lots of things that aren’t real. Don’t forget to check the closet for wingnuts.

          • MrBK

            I’m not surprised a Hollywood groupie believes you practically have to sleep with someone before you can respect them. Talk about weird.

          • MrBK

            “You assume because the more vocal on-line people react in certain way that it’s indicative of ALL liberals or liberalism in general. That’s a silly assumption.”

            And where did I “assume” that you f’ing moron? I would certainly hope some left wingers weren’t bothered by Dash’s comments … it wasn’t like she was calling Obama a “slimy lying toolbag”. Despite your laughably idiotic claim that left wingers are mature enough to set politics aside, there are many examples proving otherwise. I’m glad you are at least admitting as much now.

          • $29654458

            You make the same error as many people do. There are nutters on both the left and right fringes. You assume because the more vocal on-line people react in certain way that it’s indicative of ALL liberals or liberalism in general. That’s a silly assumption. There are many people on the left (both on-line and those who don’t hang out on-line) who have no problem with Stacey Dash or anyone voicing their political opinions. As I said, Adam Baldwin is a serious conservative and has spoken negatively of Obama and liberals. That’s his right. He doesn’t have to agree with me and I don’t see him as insulting me personally. I still like him as an actor and I can watch him without any problem.

          • MrBK

            Like the “emotional maturity” some left wingers displayed when Stacey Dash voiced her opinion, right? And if Fillion expressed a desire for Romney to be gang-raped the “mature” thing to do would be to keep watching his show? Got it. Hilarious sock puppetry at it’s finest.

          • CONELRAD

            That was really long.

        • $29654458

          He approved and endorsed someone’s right to express his opinion. Read the Tweet: he said go for it. He didn’t say he agreed with it.
          And yes, I think those on the right who vow to never spend another penny watching any artist/performer who comes out and either says something negative about Romney or positive about Obama is childish, to say the least. For crying out loud, I disagree with all of Adam Baldwin’s politics; he’s said some very negative things about liberals on Twitter and in blogs at Breitbart. But I don’t take his rantings personally because he doesn’t know ME personally. He’s not insulting me. He’s dealing in vast generalities, many of which are not true anyway. That said, I still like his acting, I would watch him on any show and I suspect in real life he’s probably a very good person, just as Nathan Fillion is as well as so many others.
          The number of entertainers/artists that the right wingers will no longer support because of something they’ve said is so huge at this point, it’s a wonder you have anything left to watch.
          So, yes, in the kindest of terms, I think you’re an idiot if you really like a show, but refuse to watch it because you feel the lead actor insulted you personally.
          As for Fillion offending half of his fans – regardless of what you or I may think, there are many of his fans who don’t hang out on line, don’t follow his Tweets and won”t know anything about this. They only care about watching a show that entertains them and apparently have the emotional maturity not to let one quasi-political statement destroy their enjoyment, even if they did know about it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chelsea.ballard2 Chelsea Ballard

        Well, now that you’ve made such a well-crafted argument, I see your point. Oh wait, all you did was call me an idiot. Look: I’m not calling for Nathan Fillion to be burned at the stake, I’m just saying that I thought he endorsed and approved of a real bone-headed statement. And I don’t admire people that insult me or my views. I don’t care what he thinks of my opinion. I’m just one of the millions of people that make his show a hit. I do get to voice my opinion. And guess what, I’m not insulting anyone by doing so! I would hope that in the future, Nathan would try to not offend about half his fans, but whatever. I’m just an idiot, right?

      • http://twitter.com/kaia_bitterblue Bitterblue

        Oh yes, another childish statement from the worthless child raping hypocrite known as “Preon.”

        Tell me, rapist, is “Preon” some code name for “child molester” or something? I mean, it’s an established fact that 98% of all liberals are child molesters, since they want to teach fisting in kindergarten and all.

        • $29654458

          You do the conservative label proud!!!!

  • Alex Pelton

    Im sure most of the Bones cast are liberal, but if they come out publicly with it I’m gonna stop watching tv altogether.

    • JEM

      I know “Booth” came out and said he was for Obama. I don’t know that he said much more than that though.

    • Mark81150

      please.. no more names.. I don’t want to know.. Booth?.. of corse it had to be him.. the only warrior on the show, and he’s a liberal… something rare as Hen’s teeth in real life.. true liberal proggs don’t much enlist.. that would be too “conservative”…

    • Neill Augustine

      Ditto…

  • $7421226

    well, we just dumped CASTLE from our tv viewing. it was one of our fav shows until he opened his obama-fecal-matter-smeared yap. what shame.

    • Mark James

      Count me in on that. Don’t these idiot’s realize that insulting half of your viewers might not be a good idea?

  • sqt

    Loved (past tense) “Castle” but don’t think I’ll be motivated to watch anymore….

  • disappearing moderate

    Typical lib attack, no salient points, no logical discord, just schoolyard name calling. How sad for him that he won’t be able to vote for O. Oh well, I always liked Jayne best anyway,

    • Mark81150

      Jayne was a righteous character.. by far the funniest, most complex character..

      and what’s not to love about a guy who names his guns?

      • Hiraghm

        Yeah, but Adam Baldwin’s thin-skinned. He got all mad at me and blocked me on twitter cause I suggested his position was un-American. Can’t even remember the argument now…

  • Love of Country

    Nathan Fillion
    [email protected]
    [email protected]: I don’t particularly like tweeting politics but Romney is such a slimy lying toolbag.”…I’m gonna say run with this.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hey Nathan …… is projection all you have? (pathetic)

  • Meagan

    Everyone has a opinion, You cant expect me to believe that everything that comes out of your mouth is classy 100% of the time. And plus mitt Romney IS a slime ball, just look at his track record. he wasn’t saying anything ‘unkind’ its a fact.
    Got your back Nathan, your still my favorite actor:)

    • Hiraghm

      It’s ad-hominem. Ad hominem is not argument.

  • FrethKindheart

    Funny thing is, I now feel the same about this actor. LOL

  • grannyd3

    Your proof is?? What exactly is Obama the messiah as you with blinders on, seem to think. He has divided this country more in the past 4 years than any other president. All he does is allow, divide and lie again. Examples: Benghazi, Obamacare, “so called green jobs but of course,we were bilked from billions,billions of $$$$ from taxpayers, fast and furious and on & on. What do you have ?????

  • Pontiac Pete

    Sorry – who are you again?

    If you paid for the blue checkmark next to your Twitter handle, you overpaid.

  • rivers

    So if it is true that rich white males are bad, then rich white male actors are the worst of the lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzanne.pampe Suzanne M. Pampe

    This so sucks……..Castle was a must watch for me! Why, oh why, do these Hollywood liberals have to ruin everything?? Now, forever, I am going to be thinking “great actor” but damn, his politics so suck! Oh well, I prefer reading anyway……at least I can pick and choose what to read and don’t have to worry about those characters opening their mouths and inserting their foot! Was great while it lasted, Nathan…….sorry you turned out to be the typical Hollywood lib……..out of touch and part of the herd!

  • lonestar

    So happy your show is tanking.

    • $29654458

      As a matter of fact, the last episode of Castle this past Monday had the highest ratings so far. It’s nowhere near tanking, lizard brain.

  • VirtualHybrid

    Also a VERY disappointed #Castle Fan. Ironically, have you seen
    @NathanFillion profile? “It costs nothing to say something kind. Even less to shut up altogether.”. He may want to revisit that notion. Everyone has the right to an opinion but it’s wise to weigh the consequences before spouting off. That leaves only #ModernFamily and #Suits for me.

  • AdoEdem

    You seem to be a tad confused. The slimy lying toolbag is the -other- guy. You know, the one who claimed Benghazi was an obscure video protest, that he’d be a post-partisan president, that low gas prices means the economy is about to go bust, that having the same unemployment rate as when he took office is an “improvement”… should I go on?

  • http://erickbrockway.com/ Erick Brockway

    Damn. Another actor I really liked exposed himself.

  • https://twitter.com/juukuchi The Juude

    C’mon Mal. Don’t side with the folks who will more than likely take the sky from you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208422359 Bonita Ledzius

    And who is he? Guess no one important or a great genius. Who cares what he thinks…after all isn’t acting a form of LYING? Basically trained in telling untruths for movies and television shows.

    • Hiraghm

      I believe Hulu has the “Firefly” series available, and possibly “Serenity”. Watch them both in that order. You’ll like them and then understand our disappointment in Captain Tightpants.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    huh..a firefly to military/secret service is a nothing. something that gets looked at then swatted down into the grass.
    so…mr FireFly…whatever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

    Bummer. Oh well…we’ll always have ‘Serenity!’

  • YeahWeWill

    Who the hell is this guy? Do these celebs jump in with their trash talk just to be noticed? Well I notice and I may be just one person but I will be voicing my opinion with my $$$!

  • Conrad2010

    What a Duche!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3WF2ZV2NYXMNXZEY3SXMA3T6KI Lefty

    I read the tweet and thought he was talking about Obama…but he did leave out “feckless” as in slimy, lying, feckless toolbag”

  • orringtonmom (D)

    i think i’m just going to assume all hollywood actors are flaming liberals so i can be less disappointed when it is true and pleasantly surprised when it’s not.

  • irishgirl91

    Shhh, just keep that beautiful mouth of yours shut. I just love this man and I am going to ignore this post. Until the next stupid one he puts out, then I will be forced to add him to my “no watch” list. Dang.

    • leonard narovich

      I agree.At least a toolbag does it’s job.

  • Terika

    They are the dimmest of bulbs. Do they not get it? The USA is STILL a “lean-RIGHT” country! Meaning (do I really have to add it up for them?) that though 80% of the Hollywood crowd is LEFT, that is in respect to Hollywood. When you insult OVER HALF of the (Majority RIGHT leaning) American public – aka the guys/gals who keep you employed! – you supply the very rope by which YOU HANG YOURSELVES.

    Another one bites the dust.

    Bummer.

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      @Terika:
      They know where the country is! Why do you think they call flyover country people “slopes” as in ‘The front of their head slopes b/c it’s caved-in from missing brains.’

      AND that’s why every single movie in the last fifty years has been a “message movie”… what we called propaganda in my day.

      They figure that if they’re the only game in town, were can you go?

      And if people complain and even suggest that they should threaten to watch other shows, these brave intrepid souls squeal like rats caught in the hay baler!

      “Censorship! censorship! How dare you impair my creative muse! …gollum, gollum…” So, not just choosing to not watch a show is “censorship.”

      Such brave one, squeaking “truth to power!”

  • http://twitter.com/Katnor2000 Kathy Norris

    The quote was from Robert Kazinsky. Read the tweet correctly people! i find it silly to get angry about it when he was simply agreeing which I think a lot of people do. Don’t necessary agree but hardly insulted by it.

  • r_coplin2001

    Let me say that i liked Firefly and Castle but i have loss a little respect for him when he insulted Mitt Romney.Let me say that Nathan Fillion cant vote in our elections as he is a Canadian citizen.

  • KyRacer

    Just deleted Monday night’s episode of Castle (which I hadn’t yet watched) from my DVR. Castle joins NCIS (courtesy of Pauley Perrette) that are gone from the weekly watch list.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Too bad. I’m a Castle fan, too. And I’ve been wondering about his political opinions since last week when I heard the following dialogue in an episode from season 2 in 2009 about the murder of a young singer:
    Castle: And Tarot Cards Death isn’t ‘Death’, Death means ‘Change’

    Beckett: OK, so she wasn’t hiding from Death, she was hiding from Change.

    Castle: She hated Obama!

    I guess he doesn’t. Probably hasn’t chatted with Adam Baldwin lately either. Any chance his twitter account was hacked?

    • Hiraghm

      He lost me in the episode of Castle where the “terrorist” was a moslem woman being coerced by U.S. servicemen in order to renew anti-Moslem sentiments in the U.S. Despicable.

      • $29654458

        You DO know Fillion doesn’t write the episodes, right? Andrew Marlow does, so I suppose you better start trashing him as well.

  • Carmella Rosenbach

    Do you know how many fans just started to love him even more!? Good riddance to you Romney folks anyways!

  • http://twitter.com/AUBraves AUBraves

    Amazing that the Baldwin tweet was about unemployment for women… with Obama we have to worry about unemployment for everyone.

  • Danny

    C’mon Nathan, you’re better than this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AQL44D6ZYDWZFFEUHUB6OSAJ2Q Brian

    Just laugh it off and enjoy his acting. I no longer let them get to me.

  • Karen

    Tweets like that sound so uneducated. No more Castle for me.

  • pa2k4p

    Bummer. I guess it was time to let Castle go since they’ve already pulled the Moonlighting shark jump.

  • disqus_BktOMwqkBg

    Captain Hammer calls the Republican candidate a toolbag. Considering what “the hammer” is, this could be considered a very inside teabagger slur….I’m sorry, but even when he’s being a liberal moron, I can’t stop liking everything he as even been in…Slither, Dr. Horrible, Buffy, Castle, Firefly, the wrong Pvt Ryan.

    • Hiraghm

      Uhm… don’t you mean “Captain Tightpants”?

  • flaxseed oil

    Nathan’s just pissed because he’s not American

  • Brent Guthrie

    Another actor I like(d)? Add another name to my boycott list!

  • smiley_t

    Yep, keep talking actors. I don’t need to watch your crappy movies or TV shows. I can just as easily read a good book or take piano lessons. ; )

  • JeannieJ

    I enjoyed Castle, but just like I did with Betty White when she mouthed off about her political stands, I’m willing to give up a few moments a week of entertainment to send them the point that they can entertain us…or try to sway our votes…but it’s not wise to try to do both. Nathan Fillion may not realize it yet, but he’s just cast his fate as an about-to-be-has-been. If they could just be pretty and keep their mouths shut…

    • $29654458

      Give me a break. You think a bunch of nutzo right wing conservatives with the mentality of a teenager are going to turn Captain Tightpants into a has been? You are really delusional.

      • JeannieJ

        I’m sorry, Preon, that like every other liberal I’ve seen ranting, you’re unable to voice your opinion without name calling and nastiness, but I’m not surprised. When the owners of Chick-Fil-A made their opinions public, it was liberals who ranted and screamed and devoted endless pixels, hours and effort to destroy a business…a thriving, growing business that employs tens of thousands of people in the 1614 stores spread over 39 states…because of an opinion. Those liberal activities strove to damage innocent employees, business owners and vendors who depend on Chick-Fil-A for their livlihoods. When you point that pissy little finger at me and other Conservatives, Preon, you’re pointing three right back at yourself. This isn’t nutzo, or teen behavior. This is adults who have thought long and hard about where they draw the line in the sand. We educate ourselves on the facts (I know that’s an alien concept to you, but you can Google it later), and we make informed decisions. Most Conservatives, you’ll find, tend to be able to separate what their personal agenda would be from what’s best for the country as a whole, and move forward with good conscience and clear thought. Your 15 minutes are up now. Next time, try civil discourse. That too can be found via Google, if you’re unfamiliar with that concept as well.

        • $29654458

          Yes, I realize it was the left fringe liberals who ranted about Chick-Fil-A (which makes them no better or different from the right fringe conservatives.) What you don’t seem to understand is that liberals are no more monolithic than are conservatives.
          No you don’t educate yourself on the FACTS, because if you did, you would know that Romney lies left and right. There is hardly one position on which he hasn’t reversed himself. Obama also lies. It’s what politicians do when they campaign.
          If most conservatives could separate their personal agenda from what’s good for the country, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. You/generic seem to be all for free speech unless it’s speech with which you disagree. Adam Baldwin, for example, has said some very negative things about Obama and liberals and I’ve not seen any mass hysteria of liberals claiming they can never watch him again. The feeling is “That’s just how Baldwin is and it’s totally separate from his abilities as an actor.” The right wing fringers on the other hand, have a long, long list of musicians, artists, actors, comedians, etc, that they will no longer watch simply because that person has voiced opinions with which they disagree and find to be personally offensive. This victim thing you guys have got going is incredible.
          It IS teen behavior and it’s very bizarre – when the right does it and when the left does it.

        • $29654458

          Yes, I realize it was the left fringe liberals who ranted about Chick-Fil-A (which makes them no better or different from the right fringe conservatives.) What you don’t seem to understand is that liberals are no more monolithic than are conservatives.
          No you don’t educate yourself on the FACTS, because if you did, you would know that Romney lies left and right. There is hardly one position on which he hasn’t reversed himself. Obama also lies. It’s what politicians do when they campaign.
          If most conservatives could separate their personal agenda from what’s good for the country, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. You/generic seem to be all for free speech unless it’s speech with which you disagree. Adam Baldwin, for example, has said some very negative things about Obama and liberals and I’ve not seen any mass hysteria of liberals claiming they can never watch him again. The feeling is “That’s just how Baldwin is and it’s totally separate from his abilities as an actor.” The right wing fringers on the other hand, have a long, long list of musicians, artists, actors, comedians, etc, that they will no longer watch simply because that person has voiced opinions with which they disagree and find to be personally offensive. This victim thing you guys have got going is incredible.
          It IS teen behavior and it’s very bizarre – when the right does it and when the left does it.

  • detroit19

    One word: Canadian

    • Neill Augustine

      Can-EH?-dian

  • Lisa 670

    Why couldn’t you just keep your mouth shut? Castle is my favorite show. Correction it was. My Hollywood no watch and no support list just got longer! I have no problem with him supporting a Democratic candidate. I have a problem when he uses his celebrity to tear down, ridicule and call someone else’s candidate names. Debate and point out weaknesses all you want but don’t act like a child. If you don’t have better control of your emotions or a better vocabulary just shut up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    thankfully, never heard of him…..and, yet, somehow, my life is not incomplete

  • http://twitter.com/DennisMcMaster Dennis McMaster

    Nathan Filiion is Canadian.Which explains why he’s voting for President Obama.

    • brianmouland

      Kind of like being a horse racing expert without a horse in the race

  • Pat

    Isn’t he Canadian? Why is he involved in our politics?

  • Robert

    Twitchy has to calm down on the celeb bashing sometimes. Nathan doesn’t really do politics. More of a jokester than anything. Plus you don’t want to piss off an army of Browncoats.

    • Hiraghm

      Uhm.. whom do you think are pissed off? It ain’t the purple bellies.

  • Hep

    Don’t these celebrities understand that they may be alienating fans with their “political” Tweets? They hire PR agents to watch everything they say on interview shows and print interviews, yet, they go off on Twitter without a thought to their reputations.

  • Robert

    If you love a show, you shouldn’t stop watching it because an actor says something vaguely against your politics. Now if it’s Jane Fonda on the other hand, go ahead and nix it.
    It’s also pretty hypocritical for us to stop watching something because of political leanings of the actors in it. That’s something liberals do. We’re better than that.

  • aikidokainwy

    I could be wrong but I interpreted it as Nathan telling the guy that he should run with the idea of not tweeting about politics, not the Romney slur.

  • Mark81150

    So Mal really was rooting for the Alliance?

    Everything endearing about the rebel Firefly Captain, was his refusal to submit to complete government control of his life… Now, we get the message, if left up to him, he would have surrendered his crew and happily slapped his own chains on..

    all for the security of a nanny state.. no liberty Mal… just lots of “meddling”.. ;lots of rules..

    But yer liberal friends will love you for selling out, after all.. they did too.. “truth to power” is a bad joke to the “edgy” Hollywood artists.. now, it’s truth for power.. against the powerless..

    Be proud dude… you just murdered the last symbol of the iconic freedom fighting rebel..

    Is the money good?…

    You’ll be rich enough to opt out of the system you’ll damn any of us too… and we don’t get a choice money brings..to the temple maidens like yourself.. we’re stuck with the substandard that liberals love.. for the peasants..

    and here.. I believed in the idealism of the characters.. seems you never did..

    sigh.. sold out.. again.

  • Guest

    Deleting my Castle DVR timer now. Too bad. I loved that show. past tense.

  • Garth Haycock

    I had to use google to find out who this guy is, because I’ve never heard of him. It turns out he’s on a tv show that I’ve never heard of. It’s been about 20 years since I’ve paid much attention to network television, other than college sports. It’s been about the same amount of time since I’ve stepped inside a movie theater or watched a movie at home. I’ve no time for miscreants like this guy and would rather spend my time with my wife, kids and dogs or reading decent books.

    Having said that, I don’t begrudge anyone who watches television shows or goes to the movies, as it’s not my place to do so. But I will say that reading Mr. Fillion’s tweets – and the tweets of other celebrities who worship at the political alter of liberalism – only confirms in my mind the fact that I haven’t missed a thing.

  • BabyMal

    Nooooo!!!

  • Luke Castor

    I’m pretty sure he meant run with the idea of not Tweetbashing candidates. Fillion is Canadian and by all accounts a pretty nice guy. Why would he weigh in on the election like that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/oceanenergyindustries Green Energy

    Nathan, we pay you to entertain us. Shut up and do your job.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

    I’m not going to put every liberal actor who opens his or her mouth on my “do not watch list”. I figure anyone who makes a living dressing up and playing make believe probably has issues.

    If they become activists on the back of their “fame”, I will make sure I’m not financially supporting them.

  • tessaprn

    I realize we all have our opinions and that’s a good thing but sometimes it’s really just best to not make them so public. “Castle” has been one of my favorite shows. My list of people I am no longer going to support entertainment wise just keeps on getting longer.

    I really do appreciate Nathan Fillon’s right to his opinion and of course he can support whomever he pleases just as I will no longer view his “art” so to speak.

  • Scott Hanson

    Great fan of Nathan’s acting and the shows he stars/starred in. Especially Firefly. But it stops at the screen. People need to remember that just because someone is rich, or famous, does not make them any smarter or politically astute than anyone else.

  • disappearing moderate

    I don’t care that these celebs are liberals or democrats. I know actual real life people, friends, family members who are democrats. What I don’t like are the insults, bogus attacks, and the shrill claims that all Repubs or conservatives are racists, cruel to the poor and down trodden, want to deny contraceptives to needy grad students, and too unsophisticated to understand the greatest of liberal dogma.

  • cath4059

    Bummer, been following him for quite some time and thought I liked Nathan Fillion. No more Castle – and it was one of my favorite shows. Not that he is Obama supporter – but because of calling Romney “slimy lying toolbag” That is NOT cool. Now off to unfollow @NathanFillion

  • http://twitter.com/Lilend1 Emmanuelle Works

    Grow up people! @NathanFillion RTd a little post you didn’t like. He’s only human&is entitled to his opinion. These were not even his words. Overreaction anyone?!

    • Owen007

      And yet you’re clearly overreacting to people criticizing Fillion. Ironic.

  • PennyBeach

    No more Castle. I’ll always see the jerk and not the actor.Support your candidate without the vitriol please.

  • beachmom2

    Wonder if Fillion reads the scripts he acts? Firefly was basically small groups fighting against an over reaching, oppressive government. And here he is supporting the very man who would have the govt. control everything from what you eat to what you earn.

  • Chlokara

    Why don’t actors understand that they won’t sway anyone, they’ll just turn off the fans who think differently. I so used to love Blythe Danner, too.

  • Owen007

    I’d threaten to give up watching “Castle” in response to this, but then I’d actually have to watch it, wouldn’t I? Oh well.

    Now, I don’t care that he doesn’t support Romney. I wouldn’t even care if resorts to personal insults. Why not do that? If someone wanted to call him a “loudmouth, brain-dead fat ass whose entire acting range is a smirky snark and raising an eyebrow,” who cares? I’m sure he wouldn’t object to an expression of free speech, especially after making his. 😉

    No, what I object to is that he makes this claim of Romney being a liar without offering up any examples. How is Romney lying? Because he’s not behaving the way Team Obama characterized him as? Is Fillion so naive as to expect the people opposing Romney to portray him as he really is? I guess so… which would support the “brain-dead” part of the earlier statement.

    Perhaps Fillion is just upset that he’s stuck on TV, while his old “Two Guys and a Girl” co-star Ryan Reynolds got to go on to making movies. Jealousy makes you do all sorts of crazy things.

  • angusparvo

    In the Firefly universe, Fillion’s character fought in a war on the side of the Independents, who were battling an all-controlling Alliance. In the movie, the character River Tam had a great line about why people on some planets resisted the benevolent Alliance and the benefits of civilization it brought:

    “People don’t like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don’t run, don’t walk. We’re in their homes and in their heads and we haven’t the right. We’re meddlesome.”

  • Mr_A56

    Nathan, right now it looks like more than half of American voters are going to vote for Romney and you just insulted every one of them. Do you really think that’s smart?

    My problem with actors who jump into politics is not that they disagree with me. It is that they are so often nasty, overly dramatic, insulting and uninformed. They can almost never back up their accusations with facts once challenged by someone outside their sycophantic group of friends and followers, and it is almost always emotion based and clique-ish in nature. Like it helps them feel like one of the cool kids in school.

    Paul Newman was a liberal, but he always knew how to stay classy in his political expression. Actors really ought to take a lesson from Paul, and either express yourself with intelligence, knowledge and class — or just stay cute, act, and shut up.

    • http://twitter.com/kaia_bitterblue Bitterblue

      Notice how “Preon” says absolutely nothing here, because our issue is with HOW this moronic “actor” expressed his opinion. It is entirely possible for someone to simply say that they support Obama, and most conservatives – especially myself – wouldn’t have a problem with it.

      But I do have a problem with someone like this moronic “actor” (more like a meat puppet for the Democrats) who essentially calls Romney a ‘slimy lying toolbag’ by retweeting some other shithead’s tweet and then has the nerve to act all indignant about the reaction he gets, presenting himself as a victim because *GASP* people don’t like name-calling!

      Calling someone a slimy lying toolbag is pretty hateful, especially because the only reason why any of these worthless scumbags is calling Romney a slimy lying toolbag is BECAUSE OF WHAT ROMNEY BELIEVES.

      Yes, Mr. Meat Puppet Fillion, that’s called bigotry, and that is what you are guilty of.

      By the way, I am very bigoted against liberals and proud of it. The key difference between me and all these other worthless liberals is that I have enough self-awareness to know it and admit to it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6NSU3W5VFVVPQDPQGPI3TXPIM rightofcenter

    Add this moron to my list of celebrity “do not watch” list. Glad I never watched Castle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/claude.parish Claude AndPam Parish

    Nathan is about to learn the lesson of injecting ignorant statements into a political discussion. He just alienated half of his audience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/claude.parish Claude AndPam Parish

    Back in 2004, I took my son to DragonCon in Atlanta. We were both fans of Firefly and got to meet Fillion. He seemed genuinely kind and funny. During a discussion, a young man said that he knew that Nathan was a Christian and……..Nathan cut him off, saying that he didn’t talk about his personal religious of political feelings. Lots of applause followed. Eight years later and he must have saved all of his money. What a wet blanket.

  • darthkeller

    Why in the world is everyone in the comments section talking about “Castle”…. FIRE-FLY…. FIREFLY…. Say it with me – f-i-r-e-f-l-y…..

    Oh, and Serenity was freaking awesome as well.

    Last point, and then I’ll go: Firefly

    • Hiraghm

      Firefly / Serenity… about a guy who fought for independence against an oppressive government that wanted to make people better, lost the battle, and struggled to earn a capitalist living under said oppressive regime, being thereby forced to deal on the shady side of the law.

      Ya think Fillion ever *watched* the show?

      • SineWaveII

        Probably not

  • NCRelite

    Romney is a slimy lying toolbag? Um the guy is a boy scout, especially compared to Obama.

  • HoneyBucket

    Buh-bye Castle.

  • John Fowler

    Adam Baldwin’s the man. I’ve liked his work since “My Bodyguard” back when we were all kids, but even though I’ve been following him on Twitter for ages, I’d just assumed it was a different Adam Baldwin. Like the dude even more now.

    • Hiraghm

      Yeah, I like Adam Baldwin, too. Just don’t tell him.

    • disqus_LASIg6epmj

      He rocked on “Chuck.”

  • Hiraghm

    I’ve started following @GrantBowler and @TaySchilling’s careers. Dunno if they’re conservative or liberal (works for me!) but they did a fine job in “Atlas Shrugged part 1”.
    Grant Bowler is going to be in a SyFy tv series “Defiance”. I’m going to give it a look-see just because I was so impressed by his Hank Rearden.

    Edit: I left out the preface where I meant to offer alternatives to following Fillion and other actors who’ve expressed political opinions childishly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christie.l.sanders.1 Christie L Sanders

    Castle is one of my favorite shows…. kind of a disappointment that Nathan Fillon would fall in line with all the other Hollywood liberals who think Obama is up there next to God. Don’t these people read anything about the state of the economy and Obama’s lies about Libya? Sad….

  • brianmouland

    Posters please write ABC, CBS and NBC and ask for the creation of some dorky game shows and perhaps remakes of the Love Boat and Fantasy Island so these Liberal dolts will have something to do in the daytime

  • PickledPeach

    why don’t these celebs get that when you offend, you are potentially offending 50% of the people out there. Can any of them do with 50% less audience? You’d think they’d want a stronger economy so people could afford to go to movies, buy cd’s. I know every month I think about cancelling my cable. A few more stars spew like Fillion and I won’t have any shows to watch anyway. I loathe giving money to Comcast the owners of MSDNC. I saw something today that some union leaders were secretly doing work for Romney, because they know without a strong economy, and jobs no union dues.

    • Neill Augustine

      “… today that some union leaders were secretly doing work for Romney”

      Now that makes sense, and it’s just duplicitous enough of the union guys to be believable. Always playing both ends against the middle…

    • Mary Lee

      Totally agree, a logical argument but liberal philosophy is more emotion based which is probably why they don’t get it. And my list of stars I won’t support gets longer all the time as well. I don’t care if they’re liberal, I assume they are, but when you resort to nastiness, I;m done with you.

  • disqus_CR25ev2Z1s

    I don’t have a problem with Fillion’s political opinions ( I don’t boycott celebrities with different opinions than mine because I’m more tolerant of them than they are of me) but this crybaby act of claiming he’s oppressed because someone disagrees with him is just disgusting. If he isn’t willing to deal with the fact that not everyone thinks like he does, maybe he should stay away from politics.

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    It really stinks that I am just going to have to pirate the next Avengers movie that comes out. The rest of the celebs I have no problem boycotting :)

  • pococolo

    This is so sad. I have followed this guy since he was on One Life to Live. I loved Firefly, in big part because of him. Hubby and I watch Castle every week and always enjoy his performances. He spins a great character, but to see him so rudely insult Romney and, by extension his supporters, about half of the folks in the US, has got me rethinking my fandom. Boo hoo. Darn it.

  • Neill Augustine

    I’m glad there are commenters in this thread from Canada, so I don’t sound like a crazy dude screaming about ‘furriners’. I love the Brits, there’re a lot of things about them that are ‘way cool.

    But this is one thing that burns my back 40 in a flash; folks from outside this country, even people on the same continent, who feel like they’re qualified to sit in judgment over us, who pass down these pronouncements on what we’re doing wrong, what we need to do to fix it, and how they’d do it if they were in charge.

    Brits, and by extension of rule, Canadians, are about the worst. Although the French are not shy about weighing in, either. In the UK, though, they’re not shy about flouting we poor dirt-scrabble colonists and our backwoods manners.

    But when they start going on about politics, it’s taking it a bit too far. I say, tend to your own garden, we’ll tend to ours. Don’t go proclaiming our candidates are weasels or war criminals, or that we simply do not go about things in a civilized manner
    Get your house in order, fix your Northern Ireland business before you come spouting off about something over here.

    This fixation you have on America doesn’t cut both ways, believe me, and we don’t want the least capable (of doing real work) among you coming here, working in our film industry, making good money, and then using that familiarity as a springboard to go off on us. Rachel Weisz was another one who was very bad about that, but she seems to have mellowed a bit recently.

    Actors and musicians have their spots in society, but I think most of us would agree, that spot is not up on a soapbox, railing about what they perceive of as inadequacies in the socio-political make-up of America.

    • Hiraghm

      I once wrote a letter to the Guardian because they were editorializing on our election. I reminded them that it’s a felony to interfere in our elections, and for them to not try to choose our next President for us, lest we decide to choose their next government.

  • Mary Lee

    If Fillion is getting bombarded by nasty tweets that’s unfortunate. I’ve always felt that conservatives in general are more respectful and tolerant than liberals. But judging by the opinions here, the overwhelming feeling on Twitchy is one of disappointment that one of the actors that so many people liked has posted something so alienating and insulting to potentially 50% of his audience. He doesn’t seem to get it though, which frankly surprises me. Had I been a betting woman I would have put money on an apology for his fans due to a temporary lapse in judgment. I, for one, would have accepted.

    • Hiraghm

      it’s the ad-hominem that people have against the tweet. He could be critical of Romney and I think people would have accepted that. But an unsubstantiated insult against him as a person… *that* some found offensive, IMO.

      • Mary Lee

        Agreed, that’s why I don’t understand his indignity. He didn’t say ” I’m
        pro Obama” or “I hope Obama is re-elected”, no he resorted to unsubstantiated mudslinging.

      • Mary Lee

        Agreed, that’s why I don’t understand his indignity. He didn’t say ” I’m
        pro Obama” or “I hope Obama is re-elected”, no he resorted to unsubstantiated mudslinging.

  • $129448

    Who is this guy?

  • Lisa 670

    I don’t hate you. You are a fantastic actor. I just don’t support actors or actresses that use their celebrity to degrade or demean a candidate they don’t like. Hollywood needs to understand that there are natural consequences for behaving badly, at least when it comes to politics. Debate, discuss, point out weaknesses, just don’t spew hate and ugliness. I believe there was a country music group that learned their lesson years ago and it seems to me that they paid a rather high price. Realistically, if half of this country is conservative and your choice of words are explosive enough, you stand to lose an awful lot. I would much rather you show me your command of logical thought instead of your mastery of ugly language.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.stewart Jay Stewart

    Romney is a lying slimebag!

  • http://twitter.com/StroKevin Kevin Alderman

    The late, great George Burns said: ” Acting is all about honesty, if you can fake that you’ve got it made.”

  • http://twitter.com/StroKevin Kevin Alderman

    The late, great George Burns said: ” Acting is all about honesty, if you can fake that you’ve got it made.”

  • Judy

    Just because you don’t have the same ideas as the actor in a TV show, doesn’t mean you have to start hating the show.. Why don’t people just get over their high self-esteems about politics and just enjoy good TV? 😐

  • Judy

    Just because you don’t have the same ideas as the actor in a TV show, doesn’t mean you have to start hating the show.. Why don’t people just get over their high self-esteems about politics and just enjoy good TV? 😐

  • Kcat10

    It’s called bigotry, Twitchy.

  • Hiraghm

    hating someone just because he has different beliefs…. like that hateful message about Romney?

  • http://twitter.com/jendfaz Jennifer F.

    I can’t believe he’s pouting. Did he assume that his entire audience would just blindly agree with him and pat him on the back? I bet he would get along well with the Dixie Chicks.

  • http://twitter.com/kaia_bitterblue Bitterblue

    I’ve never heard of this worthless meat puppet until I read this story here on Twitchy. He’s a pile of crap. Completely worthless, does nothing for anybody other than pushing the Ministry of Propaganda’s mindless BS to the idiot masses. If Nathan Fillion died tomorrow, nothing would change. This guy is so inconsequential to anything and everything it is unreal.

    That’s pretty much all I have to say about that.

  • Lisa 670

    We are childish? When someone calls someone else names… silly, degrading and stupid names, that is childish!

  • Lisa 670

    We are childish? When someone calls someone else names… silly, degrading and stupid names, that is childish!

  • YERMOM182

    Nobody HATES you for supporting a Communist Nathan, you should just not expect a free ride for it. To paraphrase something someone else said here the other day…

    We want our dancing monkeys to shut the fuck up and just dance.

  • YERMOM182

    Nobody HATES you for supporting a Communist Nathan, you should just not expect a free ride for it. To paraphrase something someone else said here the other day…

    We want our dancing monkeys to shut the fuck up and just dance.

  • M J

    I spend my workday with lots of people with different beliefs from me, and we all still find value in each other… well, except that one guy – there’s always that ONE guy isn’t there??? BTW – It does seem that Romney can’t settle on one plan/belief/opinion/plank…good thing he has a lot of supervision in his party! What does that make him, when he changes his mind to please his party? hmmmmm…

  • Lily

    C’mon guys, are you serious? I really think @Preon:disqus is right. Stop being so bounded. Might you criticize a way of being, and be the same? PLEASE. Stop being so disrespectful. People who do not have the same opinion as you, are not necessarily against you. If you are thinking like that, you are stupid because that’s the way of thinking on which tyranny or even dictature are based.

    Yes, above all, Nathan Fillion made a mistake with his tweet and its formulation. But does it means that he is a bad actor, right now? Your logic is illogic. Private life does not have to be include in public life (thing Americans have difficulty to conceive, no?).