Matthew McConaughey took his Hollywood peers who condemned Trump supporters and urged centrism from both in Russell Brand's podcast. Asked by Brand whether he noticed “condemnation and criticism of ordinary working people” in Hollywood when discussing politics, McConaughey said “absolutely.”
Matthew McConaughey has torn into his “illiberal” Hollywood peers for “patronising” those with opposing political views.
Texan and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey made headlines once again when he called out “arrogant” Hollywood stars for looking down on people on the other side of the political spectrum and urged centrism from both sides in an interview last week.
While appearing on Russell Brand's podcast Under the Skin, where he slammed those condemning Trump voters for refusing to accept the result of the 2020 election when many people found themselves in a similar position when Hilary Clinton lost in 2016.
The 51-year-old actor was born in Uvalde, west of San Antonio. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and he now lives in Austin.
Asked by Brand whether he noticed “condemnation and criticism of ordinary working people” in Hollywood when discussing politics, McConaughey said “absolutely.”
Brand said,“We live in a time, I feel, in my country and yours, where there’s this sort of — I have sensed a lot of condemnation and criticism of what I might describe as normal working people. A kind of offhandedness, ‘Oh, they’re dumb, they’re voting for Brexit, they’re voting for Trump,’” Brand said.
“I don’t like it, and I don’t like to hear it because of my own experiences and my own upbringing ... I spend enough time with people who have been described in this manner to feel ill at ease with it. How do you feel about that kind of judgment?”
McConaughey told the host,“There are a lot of people on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize and are arrogant toward the other 50 percent.”
He noted how many liberals who mock some conservatives’ refusal to accept the 2020 election were in the same boat four years ago with their denial to accept the 2016 presidential victory of Donald Trump.
“I’m sure you saw it in our industry when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that was real,” McConaughey said. “Some of them were in absolute denial.”
He further suggested that liberals would be hypocritical to insist that Trump supporters readily accept Joe Biden’s victory.
You may have seen a lot of this beautiful man, @McConaughey, lately - but this interview is special - funny, charming and profound.— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) November 28, 2020
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"[Now] it looks like Biden's our guy," he said, adding; "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."
The actor explained that the "other two sides of the political aisle are so far apart" and that the left's mocking of Trump supporters will only cause resentment between the two sides to grow.
"Don't tab that gotcha at the end," he said. "The left will have to understand the science of 'meet you in the middle'." Something which Biden himself wants to happen, as he hopes to create a "United States," as opposed to "red states" and "blue states".