3:02pm PT by Chris Gardner
Rose McGowan Blasts Donald Trump, Murdochs, Networks in Open Letter: "You Are Causing a Worldwide Sickness"
Rose McGowan has penned an open letter to Donald Trump, the Murdochs and broadcast networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and Fox, for coverage of the controversial Republican nominee for president.
In the letter, which was sent to media outlets on Wednesday afternoon and posted on McGowan's Facebook page, the actress turned outspoken activist blasts Trump and "media men" for poisoning the country with his rhetoric. "This is real. We are sick," writes McGowan, who has been speaking out on Trump through the course of this election season. "Living with your daily reign of terror cancer, and it is terror cancer, is something we are unwilling to do for another minute. I do not want to live my life this way. I am a proud AMERICAN & GLOBAL CITIZEN who's [sic] head is bowed to her knees in because she is sickened every day. Because of you. It is NOT most of America who should be ashamed, it is YOU for propagating this propaganda."
She urges those in positions of power to "think differently and to do better."
"It’s that easy to be a better person and to do the right thing no matter the cost. The time is now," the letter states. McGowan's letter comes a day after Trump incited a firestorm of controversy when he told his supporters at a Tuesday rally in North Carolina that "Second Amendment people" could block Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if she was elected president.
McGowan isn't the first notable Hollywood name to pen an open letter to Trump. Previous statements have come from Lena Dunham and Russell Simmons. Read McGowan's full letter below:
AN OPEN LETTER TO CNN FOX CBS ABC NBC VIACOM THE MURDOCHS AND DONALD J. TRUMP
RE: STATE OF EPIDEMIC/ZIKA2
Dear Enablers and Donald,
After the Republican National Convention I wrote an open letter to a rabid Trump supporter. I realize now the letter was for you, Donald and media men. It’s you I’ve been wanting to talk to. You who have been stressing me and most of the nation out to the point of a diagnosable sickness. WE ARE BEING POISONED. We, the public, are being sickened by an ever expanding assault on our right to live a healthy and free life. Donald & you ratings driven colluders, are holding us the public hostage and exposing us to disease. A massive DISease.
Our symptoms are knots in our shoulders, sick feelings in the pit of our vaginas, stomach tightness, shortness of breath, wildly elevated stress levels — we are now chronically experiencing a true mass illness.
Caused by you. You all had a hand in this. You must take ownership of this situation.
You are causing a worldwide sickness. You are POISONING us as sure as Flint is poisoning its citizens. You are poisoning your very own family and us, your brothers and sisters.
This is real. We are sick. Living with your daily reign of terror cancer, and it is terror cancer, is something we are unwilling to do for another minute. I do not want to live my life this way. I am a proud AMERICAN & GLOBAL CITIZEN who's head is bowed to her knees in because she is sickened every day. Because of you. It is NOT most of America who should be ashamed, it is YOU for propagating this propaganda.
We, the public, need for you to look for your humanity. We, the public, need you to think differently and to do better. Think different. Do better. It’s that easy to be a better person and to do the right thing no matter the cost. The time is now.
Stop poisoning humanity. Go rogue, reverse course, be BRAVE. He is a murderer in the making. Do NOT AID AND ABET A CRIME.
UNPLUG THE MICROPHONES
STOP COVERING HIM
TURN THE LIGHTS OUT
STOP THE CANCER
It is time to RISE and say NO MORE