Helen Flanagan

The Religion and Political Views of Helen Flanagan


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Helen Flanagan was born and raised in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

Flanagan isn’t known for her intelligence. Whether that’s a fair characterization or not, it doesn’t seem that she’s done any serious thinking on either religion or politics. She definitely gets into the Christmas spirit, so a Christian, probably Anglican, background of some sort is highly likely–but her festivities probably revolve around shopping more than deep contemplation about the nativity of the baby Jesus.[1]

She did mention that she was planning on going back to school to complete some of those courses she never cared to take as a teenager, including religious studies, so maybe some academic rigor will spark a new-found devotion to God.[2] She included the hashtag “#spiritual” in the bio section of her Twitter account,[3] so maybe she’s got some latent belief in there after all. Keep us updated in the comments, won’t you?

As far as politics go, I don’t think there’s going to be much updating needed. It doesn’t look like Flanagan has any interest in entering the political conversation, unless it’s by accident.

Just a few days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the actress tweeted a picture of herself holding a gun to her head. It was from a photo shoot she had done previously, and she was trying to make a statement about how hung over she was. Not surprisingly, she didn’t get a great reaction.[4]

She deleted the photo and apologized with tears on a talk show the next day, but her reckless posting had some politicians asking why she was posing with a gun in the first place, and reiterating that firearms are “intrinsically dangerous” and should not be glamorized.[5]

Oh, Twitter. Providing so many opportunities for celebrity missteps.

  1. Helen Flanagan misses train home to Manchester after Christmas shopping spree in London. ↩︎

  2. Helen Flanagan studies for university. ↩︎

  3. Helen Flanagan (helenflanagan1) on Twitter. ↩︎

  4. Helen Flanagan apologises for Twitter gun photo on Daybreak. ↩︎

  5. Helen Flanagan apologises for Twitter gun photo on Daybreak. ↩︎

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