Julie Andrews Is Calling Trump's Budget Cuts For Arts Funding "Mind-Boggling"
Dame Julie Andrews, beloved star of stage and screen, has spoken out against the Trump administration's decision to cut funding for the arts. Do you agree with her?
Julie Andrews recently wrote an op-ed for CNN alongside her daughter, Emma Walton-Hamilton, urging the importance of federal funding for the arts in the U.S. Little did they know, only days after their piece would be published, the Trump administration would announce its plan to severely cut funding for the arts. Now, she has spoken out against the decision, saying:
It's mind-boggling... I cannot imagine why anyone would want to cut the funding on something as important as the arts.
In the piece she co-wrote with her daughter for CNN, Andrews further explains why funding for the arts is so important, saying:
Decades worth of research attests to the fact that the arts are among the most profoundly important and valuable ways to improve learning and promote success... Yet, the arts are the first to go when the budget ax falls.
But now, what we want to know is..