Trump supporter Jon Voight has accused Miley Cyrus and Shia LaBeouf of ‘treason’ after they took part in protests against the 45th President.
Voight, one of a small band of Trump supporters in the film industry, said he was outraged by the actions of the pair, who he identified by name, and said they were trying to de-legitimize the new President.
Cyrus, 24, took part in a Women’s March protest against Trump in Los Angeles while LaBeouf, 30, spent the weekend in New York at an art protest against Trump, entitled He Will Not Divide Us.
Voight accused Shia LaBeouf (left) and Miley Cyrus (right) of ‘teaching treason’ to their impressionable young fans after they protested against Trump at the weekend
Voight, 78, told TMZ: ‘When you see the young people, like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus, and they have a lot of followers, a lot of young people, what are they teaching?
‘They’re teaching treason. They’re teaching going up against the government, not accepting the will of the people on this presidency. It’s a very sad day really when I see this.’
Voight accepted marchers and protesters had a right under the First Amendment to speak out but said: ‘But what was the march about? The march was against the government…and trying to denigrate his office and his presidency.’
Jon Voight made the remarks after being collared outside a hotel in Beverly Hills (left). He spoke in support of Trump at the Lincoln Memorial (right) on the eve of the inauguration
Voight made no mention of his daughter, Angelina Jolie, who last year spoke out against Trump’s comments about Muslims when he was running for the Presidency.
Jolie said: ‘To me, America is built on people from around the world coming together for freedoms, especially freedom of religion. So it’s hard to hear this is coming from someone who is pressing to be an American president.’
Voight is due to play George Shultz, who was Republican Secretary of State in the 1980s, in the forthcoming biopic Reagan.
He spoke in support of the new President at a rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial last Thursday, a day before the inauguration.