Hollywood hate was on full display at the Golden Globes Sunday as British-born actor Christian Bale took an ugly potshot at former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Bale — best known for his starring roles in the latest “Batman” trilogy, “American Hustle,” and “Empire of the Sun” — was accepting the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” award for his role in “Vice.” Bale portrayed Cheney in the film.
“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” the actor joked to the crowd, The Hill reported.
He also said Chaney was “absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody,” according to the Huffington Post.
The former vice president’s daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.), fired back with all guns blazing, posting a link to the article about Bale’s 2008 arrest for alleged assault on his mother and sister.
“Satan probably inspired him to do this, too,” the Wyoming congresswoman wrote on Twitter.
The arrest occurred after Bale’s mother and sister claimed he attacked them. The actor voluntarily turned himself in for questioning and was released on bail. The UK’s The Guardian notes that Bale was never charged for the alleged assault.
The Huffington Post noted that Liz Cheney was not portrayed favorably in “Vice” as well, which claims to tell the truth about Cheney’s devious power and influence over former President George W. Bush.
The movie shows Liz asking for her dad’s approval to take a stance against homosexual marriage in order to get more votes. Liz, who has a sister who openly identifies as gay, is depicted as making that move for political reasons.
Liz adamantly expressed her belief against federally legalizing gay marriage back in 2003, according to the Daily Caller.
“I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” she said at the time. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.”