Broadway star Patti LuPone created quite a bit of a stir online after she appeared on The View on Tuesday and said that conservative Christians are similar to “the Taliban.”
“I could cry,” said LuPone, as she spoke about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “I don’t know why he’s doing this. I don’t know — I mean, I’ve said this before and I’m going to get in trouble. I’ve said this before, and it’s been in print. I don’t know what the difference between our Christian right and the Taliban is. I have no idea what the difference is.”
“What’s happening in this country right now in the name of religion is so dangerous,” she added. Her comments went viral on social media. Here are some of the reactions:
The Billy Goats on The View compare Christians to the Taliban. Whoopi Goldberg should drive an ice cream truck and pedal her hate to the satanists on the left#TheView#Whoopi pic.twitter.com/njqnN4rbRJ
— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) April 19, 2023
Actress Patti Lupone says she can't tell the difference between the Christian Right and the Taliban.
Christians have been bullied by secular extremists like Patti Lupone for too long. No more. pic.twitter.com/1Sg15tdWeR
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 19, 2023
She says right wing Christians are like the Taliban?? pic.twitter.com/spFvzo52vW
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) April 19, 2023
Patti LuPone said on The View that the Christian Right is no different from the Taliban!
I say the mindset of the liberal left in this country is beyond repulsive! Drop a ❤️ & RT if you agree with me!
— Jennifer ❤️🇺🇸 (@JenniferCandoli) April 19, 2023
Who is Patti LuPone?
Patti LuPone was born on April 21, 1949, in Northport, New York, on Long Island. Her older brother Robert LuPone was a Tony-nominated actor, dancer, and director. She graduated from Juilliard in 1972 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
LuPone is best known for her work in musical theater. In 1972 she started her professional career with The Acting Company. She gained acclaim for her leading performances on the Broadway and West End stages. She has won three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and two Grammy Awards. In 2006, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
In 1973, she made her Broadway debut in Three Sisters.
She starred in TV shows such as Life Goes On and Frasier, Ryan Murphy series, American Horror Story, Pose, and Hollywood. She also starred in movies like 1941, Witness, Driving Miss Daisy, Summer of Sam, State and Main, and Beau Is Afraid.
LuPone is married to Matthew Johnston and they share a child together.