Though actor James Woods has been amazing in films like Videodrome and Once Upon a Time in America, lately he’s been more known for being a right-wing jerk, mocking queer kids and calling Bernie supporters “Nazis.” His outspokenness keeps getting him into trouble. The latest example? James Woods’s agent dropped him on the 4th of July.
Last night around 9:45 p.m., Woods posted a tweet with a screencap of an email from his agent, Ken Kaplan. James Woods’s agent wrote, “It’s the 4th of July and I’m feeling patriotic. I don’t want to represent you anymore. I mean, I could go on a rant, but you know what I’d say.” Woods introduced the tweet as being “from my agent (a political liberal).”
Woods followed up a few minutes later with his response. Woods wrote, “Dear Ken, I don’t actually. I was thinking if you’re feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one’s right to think as an individual. Be that as it may, I want to thank you for all your hard work and devotion on my behalf. Be well.”
James Woods has repeatedly come under fire for his political views and the way he expresses them. In May 2017, Woods criticized Anderson Cooper for rolling his eyes at White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway, by saying the eye roll was due to Cooper’s “butt plug [dislodging] during a newscast.” Cooper is a gay man.
In July 2017, Woods took to Twitter to mock a young “gender-creative” child, saying the child would grow up to murder their parents. There was a huge backlash against Woods, and even Neil Patrick Harris took Woods to task.
A few months later, in September, Woods railed against the film Call Me By Your Name. He tweeted an objection to the age difference in the film, which depicts a relationship between a 24-year-old and a 17-year-old, writing “As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA.” NAMBLA is the acronym for the North American Man Boy Love Association, a group that supports the legalization of pedophilia.
Armie Hammer, star of the film, then tweeted, “Didn’t you date a 19-year-old when you were 60?” Amber Tamblyn replied, saying Woods tried to pick her and her friend up when she was 16. When Tamblyn told him her age, she said Woods replied, “Even better.” Woods denied Tamblyn’s story, leading her to post screenshots corroborating her story.