Katharine McPhee appears unfazed by the growing controversy over her alleged donation to Republicans.
The 36-year-old actress posted a cheerful photo of herself on Instagram. Katharine appears to be on set in the photo. She looks pretty happy despite the heat she’s currently catching.
Jezebel broke the story, according to Federal Election Commission’s records, a woman named Katharine McPhee made two separate donations in 2020 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is focused on electing Republican senators and helping maintain their majority in the Senate. The records showed the Katharine who donated listed herself as a self-employed singer who lives in Los Angeles.
Katharine, who has courted a gay fanbase for years, has yet to address the alleged donation. Back in 2018, she posted a video before her Broadway debut in which she spoke to her “gay boys.” She said, “Hi my gay boys. I’m here in my dressing room putting makeup on. I’m such some of you know about that. I’m getting ready for my Broadway debut and I hope you guys will come. Because I’m going to give you everything you’ve ever dreamed of.”
Over the years, Katharine has tried to garner support from the LGBTQ+ community. Many of them came out to express their disappointment in her reported donation.
One wrote, “Y’all are so surprised to learn that Katharine McPhee is a Republican as if you didn’t already know she’s a Karen.”
Another wrote, “Katharine McPhee said hi my gay boys but she doesn’t want the gay boys to have rights :/”
“I have always disliked Katharine McPhee and now I feel VINDICATED,” said one never-fan. One person didn’t hold back writing, “If you’d have told me on May 24, 2006, when they named Taylor Hicks the new American Idol over @katharinemcphee , that America had actually made the right decision, I woulda smacked you across the face.”
Another wrote, “So @katharinemcphee is a republican?????? I guess I’m not shocked considering she is married to a 70-year-old millionaire.”
36-year-old Katherine, a runner-up on “American Idol”, is most famous for marrying 70-year-old music producer David Foster.