Saturday, June 15, 2024

At Last! Actress Cheryl Hines Distances Herself from Crazy Statements Made by Husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


At last, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines has refuted the crazy ramblings of her husband, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Hines just wrote on Twitter: “My husband’s opinions are not a reflection of my own. While we love each other, we differ on many current issues.”

Among others she directed the Tweet to the National Holocaust Museum.

A short time later, Hines told another Twitter user that she wasn’t referencing “WWII.” The Tweeter, @bdlatt, wrote to her: “How about this? “No one should compare anything to the horrors of the Holocaust. My husband was wrong to do so.” Hines answered: “Yes, I agree with you.”

What brought all this about? During a rally Sunday, Kennedy– an avowed anti-vaxxer who has written a book attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci– let loose with his most offensive and insane statements ever. He said: “Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could you could cross the Alps to Switzerland. You could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did.”

Kennedy Jr. went on say that today, “the mechanisms are being put in place that will make it so none of us can run and none of us can hide,” and complained about 5G, the newest generation of wireless communication networks, and about vaccine passports.

RFK Jr. has clearly lost his mind, and people wondered what Hines must be thinking. Last year RFK Jr. endorsed the parole of his father’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan. Luckily, the parole board in California ignored him. Kennedy’s siblings, cousins, and mother have spoken out against him.

But this was the worst thing he’s done in a lifetime of egregious behavior or terrible incidents. (Let’s not forget the tragic suicide of his second wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, in 2012. She clearly was not happy.) He’s also defended his cousin, Michael Skakel, notoriously accused and convicted of killing Martha Moxley when they were teens. Skakel spent 11 years in jail until Kennedy managed to get his conviction overturned. Now a guilty man walks free (see also OJ Simpson).

I always thought Hines was a very smart woman. For her to say this now, she knows things have gone too far. RFK Jr. suffers from Parkinson’s, we don’t know what meds he’s taken or what procedures he’s had; it’s possible his judgement has been clouded over time. But his whole stance on Dr. Fauci, the book, the rallies, the people he’s encouraged in this madness– it’s time to reel him in. His father is turning in his grave.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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