CJ Cregg is my favorite character I've ever played because she's someone that I aspire to. I wish I could be CJ. People come up to me all the time and say they changed their majors in college, they went into public service because of CJ — and I get it. She's a wonderful character who is not afraid to speak truth to power, and is a woman in a traditionally male-populated arena in the White House, and she was given the president's ear. It's a great role to champion women. She’s an amazing character. - Allison Janney, 2020
with what’s currently happening to ethan bear, i think white hockey fans really need to sit down and think about how fucking colonized hockey is. this is a sport that was used as an assimilation tactic in residential schools during the ethnic genocide of the indigenous peoples of canada. there are so many accounts from indigenous peoples firsthand explaining that they use hockey as a tool in their liberation. ethan bear has a right to play this sport that he loves and he deserves to be respected while he plays it. turning around and spewing racial slurs and harassing him on social media with racist stereotypes shows and enforces the settler colonialist ties in hockey. do better.
“I was thinking the other day, ‘I wish I had sat and just hugged John all the time when we were together.’ (…) I’d just sit around and hug him forever. That’s the depth of my feeling for him.” - Paul McCartney, 2020