Jason Isaacs, famous for playing creeps and villains like Lucius Malfoy, isn’t shy about expressing himself on social media, and that includes his political opinions. He’s a harsh critic of the Trump administration, and was thoroughly unimpressed on Sunday when he saw other celebrities cozying up to former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmys.
In an Instagram post from Netflix‘s afterparty, he described Spicer as “thuggish,” a “poisonous purveyor of lies,” and “a giant festering abscess.”
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Hoping to forget politics for one night and bask in other people's glory at the #Netflix #Emmys party and who do I spot at the bar late at night but the poisonous purveyor of lies #SeanSpicer. What were the Emmys thinking celebrating this modern day Goebbels, who was the thuggish face of Orwellian doublespeak just moments ago? Three surprising things about him: 1) He comes about up to my nipples 2) He doesn't think he should hide himself under a rock from shame for the rest of his life. 3) He's deeply unattractive, from the inside out. Has the aura of a giant festering abscess. Strange, since he was so charismatic at the (elevated) podium. #TooSoon #MuchTooSoon
Starting next week, Isaacs will be our newest Star Trek captain, starring in Star Trek: Discovery. His political views mark a significant change from William Shatner, who has recently defended men’s rights activism.