Published: Mon, January 16, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Nicole Kidman Addresses Ambiguous Take On Trump, Claims Faith In Democracy

The actress, who is a dual citizen of the USA and Australia, initially spoke with the BBC on why she believed it was time to move on and support Trump.

The 49-year-old has now sought to clarify her comments and insisted she was simply expressing her support for democracy and the American constitution. Kidman added in the BBC interview that she's "very committed to women's issues", specifically around fundraising for the United Nations and breast and ovarian cancer. However when she took the idea to her daughters "they said nope!"

Following her comments, Kidman found herself the subject of both praise and criticism on social media.

"I just say, [Trump's] now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever's the president because that's what the country's based on", the Hawaiian-born actress, who was raised in Australia and has dual citizenship, said.

"However that happened, he's there and let's go", she said.

She told OK! magazine: "They'll come wherever I'm working".

But with Donald Trump's presidential inauguration just days away, on January 20, it seems politics and entertainment are bleeding very closely together right now.

Many considered Kidman's statements to be dismissive of the potential problems of a Trump presidency, especially in light of her "Hours" co-star Meryl Streep's Golden Globes appeal to "safeguard the truth" during this political moment.

"Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence".

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