Is Katharine McPhee a Republican?
Is Katharine McPhee a Republican?
LGBTQ+ fans of the former Smash star and American Idol runner-up aren't too happy...
Wait a damn minute...is Katharine McPhee a Republican???
THEE Katharine McPhee?? The American Idol runner-up and Broadway queen who starred in things like Smash and Waitress and who has a notable queer fanbase?? THIS Katherine McPhee??
\u201cThe rumors are true - yes, I am going to give the gays everything they want. #KatOnBroadway\u201d— Kat McPhee (@Kat McPhee) 1523400308
\u201c\u201cMy son isn\u2019t gay! He loves women!\u201d\n\nThe women:\u201d— Kat McPhee (@Kat McPhee) 1600026285
Well, from the looks of it, unfortunately, it may be so...
Over the past few days, screenshots of donations made to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which Jezebel verified are legitimate, amounting to $500 made by a self-employed, Los Angeles-based singer named Katharine McPhee started circulating on Gay Twitter.
\u201cWhen you find out one of your favorite people on Twitter, Katharine McPhee, is a Republican and sends them money \ud83e\udd74\ud83e\udd74\ud83e\udd74\ud83e\udd74\u201d— Nick (@Nick) 1600116026
While it hasn't been totally confirmed that the person donating the money to the GOP and the American Idol alum are exactly the same person, because of the coincidences in the name, location, and occupation, and the fact that Katharine has been noticeably silent about the matter on her social media since she started trending over the weekend, many queer fans were rightfully able to draw their own conclusions — and they weren't happy about it.
\u201cSo Katharine McPhee donates to the GOP and Hugh Jackman is best buds with Ivanka & Jared. Any other musical theater types out there I need to immediately un-stan?\u201d— \ud835\ude8e\ud835\ude9b\ud835\ude92\ud835\ude94 \ud835\ude8f\ud835\ude98\ud835\ude9b\ud835\ude9b\ud835\ude8e\ud835\ude9c\ud835\ude9d \ud835\ude93\ud835\ude8a\ud835\ude8c\ud835\ude94\ud835\ude9c\ud835\ude98\ud835\ude97 \ud83e\udee0 (@\ud835\ude8e\ud835\ude9b\ud835\ude92\ud835\ude94 \ud835\ude8f\ud835\ude98\ud835\ude9b\ud835\ude9b\ud835\ude8e\ud835\ude9c\ud835\ude9d \ud835\ude93\ud835\ude8a\ud835\ude8c\ud835\ude94\ud835\ude9c\ud835\ude98\ud835\ude97 \ud83e\udee0) 1600569589
\u201cY\u2019all are so surprised to learn that Katharine McPhee is a Republican as if you didn\u2019t already know she\u2019s a Karen.\u201d— Dave Quinn (@Dave Quinn) 1600577678
\u201cKatharine McPhee said hi my gay boys but she doesn\u2019t want the gay boys to have rights :/\u201d— Dylan Hafer (@Dylan Hafer) 1600572572
\u201c@katharinemcphee No, all your gays will now go silent as you support a party that has tried to take away our rights for years. Bye Bye!\u201d— Del Shores (@Del Shores) 1600575084
None— Alan (@Alan) 1600571565
\u201csince katharine mcphee was outed as a republican i dont feel bad for saying this: was smash supposed to feel like a competition??? like meghan hilty was SOOOOO clearly the better marilyn, were we supposed to think katharine stood a chance?\u201d— like the planet (@like the planet) 1600583282
\u201cHappy to announce I don\u2019t know who Katharine McPhee is\u201d— danielitooo (@danielitooo) 1600574033
\u201cI was one of the four gays keeping Katharine McPhee from eating tuna fish because I was actively streaming her music. She\u2019s dead to me now.\u201d— Tevin JC (@Tevin JC) 1600579977
I guess we'll wait to see what Katharine has to say on the matter, but right now...