Rose McGowan went on Fox News to say Democrats are in a cult.
The former Charmed actress compared what she saw with her own experience in an actual cult.
A controversial figure, McGowan was criticized for accepting a $100,000 payment from a famed Hollywood producer in 1997, then portraying herself in the press as a lone crusader who took him down 20 years later. But prior to articles published by The New York Times accusing the Hollywood mogul of years of assaults and abuse in 2017, McGowan maintained the silence bought for $100,000.
In recent years, McGowan is best known for attacking other women activists, advocates and survivors online for failing to meet her expectations.
Now she is taking her attacks to Fox News.
On Fox News, McGowan explained to Tammy Bruce her issues with the political left, especially lately, even saying she no longer considered herself a Democrat.
McGowan explained her time in the Children of God cult gave her the clarity to see the propaganda in the U.S., singling out the Democratic party.
"The left can harm people just as much as the right if they go very, very deep into it, and ignore all other aspects of kind of reality."
"You're serving a master that might not be serving you."
She said those supporting the Democrats are in a "deep cult."
@rosemcgowan @HeyTammyBruce How are we NOT being served? We all got bigger stimulus checks, most of us are vaccinat… https://t.co/C8usmk9oSO— renee gibbs (@renee gibbs)1619536649.0
@rosemcgowan A cult huh? How many golden idols of Joe Biden have the Democrats produced? https://t.co/RL0AWNLtf8— JKuhl jkuhl = new JKuhl() (@JKuhl jkuhl = new JKuhl())1619505948.0
@rosemcgowan Look Rose, Fox News “welcomes” anyone on their programs who fit their niche and insults their enemy, t… https://t.co/aHxWfMXuaM— tweetsforteetz (@tweetsforteetz)1619505364.0
With such harsh words about Democrats, McGowan later claimed she has no love for the GOP, but she's less likely to engage with them.
"I leave the Republicans alone more because I do respect people more that are like 'This is what we are. This is what we're about. This is what we're against.'"
"Whereas I find the Democrats are really pretty much against almost all the same things."
People still weren't particularly supportive of McGowan's latest attack on liberals and progressives or the platform she chose to do it on.
Rose McGowan, it doesn't bother me if you wanna call the Democratic Party a "cult" because sometimes activists appl… https://t.co/Q8oQd6zVF2— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey)1619542954.0
I thought Rose McGowan was an advocate for progressives so if she insists on calling Dems a "cult" on live TV, the… https://t.co/K63wno5n46— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey)1619543603.0
Rose McGowan reminding me white women will never lead us to liberation— Wagatwe Wanjuki 🇰🇪 🇧🇸 (@Wagatwe Wanjuki 🇰🇪 🇧🇸)1619536708.0
They were also very critical of the fact McGowan was receiving support from right-wing personalities.
The Right Wing: "We hate celebrities giving opinions on politics" Also the Right Wing: https://t.co/v8LxqxkDKu— Aaron McDonald (@Aaron McDonald)1619644587.0
@rosemcgowan @ggreenwald he defends holocaust deniers like nick fuentes, but ok— Adam Resnick (@Adam Resnick)1619577729.0
Seeing Glenn Greenwald and the guy who took paychecks from Alex Jones stanning for Rose McGowan is something specia… https://t.co/6aCAShFVOF— Poker and Politics (@Poker and Politics)1619542499.0
Many progressives agree the party focuses more on "Vote Blue no matter who" despite coming at the cost of their preferred progressive or far-left candidates.
But going on Fox News to give right-wing pundits like Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro and Dinesh D'Souza fodder will rarely be seen in a positive light by progressives or members of the far-left.
But some Democrats and progressive liberals have earned praise for their Fox News appearances.
Bernie Sanders went on a town hall hosted by the network to speak directly to the Fox audience about progressive ideas and found more support than one might have expected. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has appeared on Fox News several times as a spokesperson for the Biden administration objectives. And earlier this month, John Stewart advocated for veterans while artfully dodging the bait the Fox host tried to use.