Actor Edward Norton’s newest function seems to be bankrolling New York Metropolis’s largest socialist.
The “American Historical past X” star has given greater than $13,000 to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez since 2020, Federal Election Fee data present.
He was amongst AOC’s high particular person donors for the primary quarter of 2023.
The actor steadily performs the a part of cheerleader to the socialist Congresswoman on-line, a review of his social media posts reveal.
“Thanks @AOC The staggering scale of the hypocrisy is exhausting … doubly so in every week we be taught that the operational core of our authorities, together with our nuclear/navy safety advanced has been openly attacked by Russia at an unprecedented stage. GOP silence,” he wrote in a December 2020 tweet applauding AOC after she went after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
He seems unfazed by her far-left ties.
“The one harmful socialists on this nation are banks & all the opposite publicly backed companies,” he provided in February 2020.
In a 2015 interview, he informed The Impartial, “Socialism for some individuals carries a pre-Sixties definition that places sure individuals’s enamel on edge, as do phrases like ‘conservative.’ I believe that labels are limiting and reductive and I want extra individuals outlined themselves as progressive. Quite a lot of what we’re seeing on the planet, politically, isn’t a lot about left-wing and right-wing however extra about progressive versus regressive imaginative and prescient.”
Whereas his donations to AOC are comparatively current, Norton’s been a giant Democratic Social gathering funder for years.
He gave $41,400 to former President Obama and greater than $58,000 to the Democratic Nationwide Committee.
Norton has additionally hobnobbed with far-left mega-donor George Soros. The pair participated in a Clinton World Initiative annual assembly in 2015 together with different A-listers like billionaire Richard Branson and Charlize Theron.
A descendant of slave-owners and Pocahontas, Norton is the grandson of reasonably priced housing advocate James W. Rouse and at present serves on the board of trustees for his Enterprise Neighborhood Companions basis. Norton informed NBC his 2019 movie “Motherless Brooklyn” was written “as an homage to the issues he cared about.”
“Edward has all the time proudly supported progressive Democratic candidates,” a rep for the actor informed The Submit.
Hollywood has lengthy been a house for lefty activists, however some fellow — and much much less well-known — thespians expressed dismay by Norton’s AOC ties.
Bo Dietl, a daily within the movies of Martin Scorsese, mentioned he was “shocked” to be taught of Norton’s donations.
“Not going to offer him a f—ing half in any of my motion pictures,” he mentioned.