The LGBTQ fans of actress Katharine McPhee were disappointed to learn she's not their ally.
The star who once won TV audiences over in the high-camp musical dramedy, Smash, is a staunch Republican. McPhee also donated to anti-LGBTQ causes.
Y’all are so surprised to learn that Katharine McPhee is a Republican as if you didn’t already know she’s a Karen. https://t.co/XT8cSn5UOm— Dave Quinn (@Dave Quinn)1600577678.0
Jezebel reported the former American Idol star made two separate donations of $250 last week to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). NRSC is an anti-LGBTQ committee dedicated to electing Republican Senators to maintain the GOP majority in the Senate.
Further Internet sleuthing confirmed a self-employed singer from Los Angeles named "Katharaine McPhee" made donations to anti-gay Republican causes long before the current election.
Screenshots from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) database were provided as proof.
@katharinemcphee Katherine: “I love my gay boys! I’m a friend of the LGBTQ+” The gay boys: https://t.co/foJzHYQeIk— Caskey Hunsader (@Caskey Hunsader)1600886109.0
While it is her prerogative to donate to whichever homophobic organization that threatens equal rights she chooses, many are calling McPhee out for her hypocrisy after positioning herself as an LGBTQ ally. In 2018, McPhee penned a Billboard article titled "Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community" as part of Pride month recognition.
A 2018 Twitter clip serves as an example of the actress appealing to her "gay boys," engaging in queer lingo and doing shout-outs and retweets of LGBTQ Twitter pages to further her career.
The rumors are true - yes, I am going to give the gays everything they want. #KatOnBroadway https://t.co/j9zWSTlNvB— Kat McPhee (@Kat McPhee)1523400308.0
Former fans are furious over the bombshell deception on social media.
@Jezebel Sad that with all her LGBT fans she vote against their rights but takes their money and donates it to cand… https://t.co/LgtLroXXfI— Margaret Nagle (@Margaret Nagle)1600707080.0
Bro. Katharine McPhee is a republican. My gay heart is breaking— Kenneth Howland-Stetzer (@Kenneth Howland-Stetzer)1600748564.0
@katharinemcphee @netflix Using your money to make Republican donations?! Girl the gays are the only reason that Sm… https://t.co/Uuoh25lfGE— Joe (@Joe)1600735427.0
Oh wow. Katharine McPhee is a Republican and a Trump supporter. Okay.— Jan Carlo Gavile (@Jan Carlo Gavile)1600623094.0
Katharine McPhee retreating from social media after being outed as a recurring Republican donor https://t.co/s6gr3liV2T— matthew smith (@matthew smith)1600781662.0
The irony of her character's name from Smash was not lost on this former fan.
Katharine McPhee is a Republican, huh? Regularly donates to them and Trump. I shouldn’t be surprised, her name wa… https://t.co/eg4q5eyF5z— Caroline Renard (@Caroline Renard)1600622055.0
Beyond shook that @katharinemcphee has been donating to the Republican Senate majority, while explicitly courting g… https://t.co/iKGj5Pc7yI— Corbitt Williams (@Corbitt Williams)1600700091.0
Katharine Mcphee is a republican. Bye, my gay boys!— Joshua Conkel (@Joshua Conkel)1600704837.0
Many of McPhee's largely queer fanbase are questioning why she even bothered to do charity events such as the Gay Men's Health Crisis,
Queerty noted the actress' daily Twitter activity screeched to a halt after news broke about her funding organizations trying to dismantle progresses made by the LGBTQ community.