The A-List actor was interviewed on Russel Brand’s podcast and the pair started talking politics.
Russel Brand had Matthew McConaughey on his Luminary podcast, Under The Skin, and at one point, Brand asked McConaughey if he noticed “condemnation and criticism of ordinary working people” by leftists in Hollywood. Leftist celebrities seem to be dismissive of those in the U.K. who voted for Brexit, for example, and those in the U.S. that voted for Trump.
McConaughey, who describes himself as leftwing but raised in Texas, responded, “There are a lot [of people] on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize, and are arrogant towards the other 50 percent.”
He then blasted the hypocrisy of some of his Hollywood peers who refused to accept the results of the 2016 election demanding that Trump supporters “suck it up” and accept that Biden won in 2020.
I’m sure you saw it in our industry when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that was real. Some of them were in absolute denial,’ McConaughey told Brand.
He then insinuated that it was therefore hypocritical of those same people to now be telling Republicans to passively accept the results of the 2020 election.
‘[Now] it looks like Biden’s our guy. Now you’ve got the right that’s in denial, cause their side has fake news. And I understand, they’ve been fed fake news. No one knows what the hell to believe, right? So they’re putting down their last bastion of defense,’ he stated.
McConaughey made headlines recently for saying that he hadn’t ruled out the possibility of running for Governor of Texas. He also said that both sides are so far apart it’s time to “get aggressively centric” and meet in the middle.
Speaking on the conservative Hugh Hewitt Show McConaughey said: ‘I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.
‘I would say this. Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.’
He added that the U.S. needs to “stabilize” after the 2020 election and see each other as people again.
‘I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again,’ he said.
‘No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we have broken those social contracts.
‘We don’t trust each other, and that leads to us not trust in ourselves, which if that becomes, if that becomes epidemic, then we’ve got anarchy.’
Source: Daily Mail
This is an actual call to meet in the middle by a guy that loves his country and has walked in both worlds.
If only the wokescolding leftists that demand that the personal is political, the preening “pretty people” in Hollywood who call you racist for supporting the “wrong” candidate in a two-party system, and the censorious Big Tech gurus would take a minute and listen to what he has to say, I think we’d all be a bit better off, don’t you think?
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