Kristin Davis fears for her adopted black daughter, 5, in Donald Trump’s America! Opening up in a recent interview about how the ‘shocking’ Nov. 8 election results made her feel, the ‘Sex & The City’ star revealed how now, more than ever, she must ‘protect’ her daughter ‘at all costs!’ Read her emotional words here.
Following the results of the 2016 presidential election, which saw GOP nominee Donald Trump, 70, take the victory over Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, 69, Kristin Davis, 51, revealed that her first thought was to learn how to shoot a gun — in order to protect her black five-year-old daughter Gemma Rose Davis! Why? She’s immensely scared for her little girl to live in a world where Trump could become president!
“My initial thoughts on Wednesday morning was that I wanted to move to the woods and learn to shoot a gun,” the Sex & The City alum revealed during an interview with WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll. “It makes no sense. I’m fully aware. I’m 100 percent aware that it literally makes no sense but … the fear of what is happening and how am I going to make sure that no one hurts my child, even in a subtle way, which was already a fear I had honestly, but it just became so, so heightened.”
And while Kristin acknowledged that she grew up in white privilege, she needs to be more consciences NOW more than ever before when it comes to raising a child of a different race. “I am white. I have lived in white privilege. I thought I knew before adopting my daughter that I was in white privilege, that I understood what that meant,” Kristin explained. “But until you actually have a child, which is like your heart being outside you, and that heart happens to be in a brown body, and you have people who are actively working against your child, it’s hard. It fills me with terror.”
The actress added, “I’m on the intense learning curve because I have to protect my child. I might have had the intellectual learning curve that we all hope and wish we have, but it’s different than the actual life that you’re on the line for. I have to protect my daughter at all costs.”
Kristin went on to say that her South Carolina upbringing exposed her to racism on the regular, which is a major reason why she is still unwilling to fully accept Trump’s upcoming presidency. “Right now I want to be in the bubble. I don’t want to talk to any Trump people,” the Emmy-nominated star said.
“I grew up with some really ugly racism in front of me. Not in my family. We were at the university where things were cool but around us was really, really not cool. And it was intensely illuminating and as a young person really shocking. And to think that my daughter is now going through a different version of this is pretty stunning and shocking.”
But despite the negativity that plagues our society, Kristin makes sure to shower her little girl, whom she adopted on her own in 2011, with love and affection on a daily basis. “I always tell her … that her curls are beautiful, your black skin is beautiful. You’re beautiful. You’re powerful. You’re a goddess,” she shared. “Serena [Williams] is a household fixture at our house. And like Serena was on the cover of The New York Times, and that thing sat there for six months. I work really hard at the representation part in terms of beauty, magazines.”
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — do you feel the same way that Kristin does? Are her feelings justified?