Is Fran Drescher a Socialist?
Fran Drescher, star of the hit ‘90s sitcom The Nanny, has revealed a surprising side of herself on Twitter: a red, anti-capitalist side.
@StaceyB124 you're confusing democracy w capitalism. Capitalism has run a mock. Making money responsibly is imperative 4 the people & planet
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) March 19, 2016
Drescher’s Twitter feed is full of tweets in which she denounces how “capitalism run amok” oppresses the working class, turns people into monsters and is generally responsible for everything wrong with the world. She cries out for revolution and the death of capitalism.
@lauralarocky its capitalism not democrats. W/o an exploited wrking class Capitalism cant exist. We R all pawns of th ruling class
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) August 21, 2016
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) March 7, 2016
@LorennaDrescher The heart of the problem, all problems w the world at its core is power & greed fueled by Capitalism. Time for a new deal!
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) March 16, 2016
@TheEricAdams not tru. Wish he had mor substance, dudes got balls! but not th answer. We need 2bust out of 2 party system &end capitalism 2!
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) May 8, 2016
Unfortunately, Drescher has not made any official public statements specifically declaring her political affiliation. Her agent doesn’t really answer questions about her revolutionary politics, and Drescher did not respond to our queries on Twitter.
It’s a shame, because we have so many questions. Is Fran Drescher really a comrade? If so, what shade of red is she? Communist? Maoist? Stalinist? Troskyist? Democratic Socialist? And when did she become interested in seizing the means of production? Was she always an advocate of the proletariat, or is this a recent change?
At any rate, we’re going to start re-watching old episodes of The Nanny to look for Marxist undertones.