After receiving a wave of backlash for her supposed “support” of Donald Trump, Nicole Kidman is adding clarification to her controversial comments on the president-elect.
Last week, Kidman said in an interview with BBC News that Americans should “accept and support” Donald Trump as their incoming president. “We as a country need to support whoever the president is, because that’s what the country’s based on,” added the Academy Award-winner, who is a citizen of both the United States and Australia.
Her words were met with criticism online, with some social media users calling for a boycott of Kidman’s work.
When Access Hollywood asked Kidman about the controversy on Saturday, she laughed and threw her head into her hands. Her comments, she said, were not an endorsement. “I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American Constitution, and it was that simple,” Kidman explained. She refused to comment further, saying that she is “out of it now.”
Watch the full interview below:
Read more at the The Huffington Post.