Woods shares blunt email from former agent Ken Kaplan, and posts his response, too.
James Woods, one of the few outspoken conservative stars in Hollywood, was dropped by his agent on the Fourth of July because his agent was "feeling patriotic."
Woods shared the email he received from Ken Kaplan on Wednesday, describing Kaplan as a "political liberal." Kaplan is a partner at The Gersh Agency, where he represents a diverse array of clients including Winona Ryder, Kristen Stewart and Jane Levy, according to IMDbPro.
The actor claimed via Twitter that he'd been blacklisted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation for refusing to support Hillary Clinton for president. He's come under fire several times for his divisive political commentary on Twitter, as detailed by The Mercury News.
So this email from my agent (a political liberal) today... pic.twitter.com/RLXUWi9no8— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 5, 2018
My response: “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.” https://t.co/nEe8OMaWb2— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 5, 2018
On July 3, he posted a response to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's comment to Trump, "You ain't seen nasty yet." Woods captioned the image "#NoNudes." He also posted a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat Democratic Caucus chair Joe Crowley in the New York primary, captioning this one, "Make America Venezuela again."
This appears to be a reference to Hugo Chavez' rise to power in Venezuela, which was largely considered part of a left-wing socialist "pink tide" in Latin America. Ocasio-Cortoez is a card-carrying member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Kaplan did not give any specific reasons for severing ties with Woods, and he did not immediately respond to TooFab's request for comment. Woods, meanwhile, is still very politically active on Twitter, and apparently seeking professional representation.
The two-time Oscar nominee is known for movies "Ghosts of Mississippi," "Once Upon a Time in America," and "Casino," but most recently voiced Lex Luthor on animated series "Justice League Action."