Hollywood has become insufferably “woke” over the past four years.
An endless parade of millionaires is lecturing the rest of the country about the left’s latest talking points.
But this Academy Award winning actor called out the harmful thing Democrats are doing.
It’s rare for Hollywood actors to speak candidly about the left.
Usually all of their criticisms are reserved for the Republicans.
But Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and comedian Russell Brand dished out some tough talk for the left.
McConaughey appeared on Brand’s podcast, and the conversation veered toward politics.
Brand is a leftist, but he’s willing to have respectful conversations with individuals on the right and express ideas.
McConaughey has never been explicit about his politics, but the Texas native is a Christian who supports gun rights, so he at least is empathetic to conservatives.
The two actors engaged in throat-clearing about how both parties have veered away from the center, but they saved their most pointed criticisms for the left.
They were particularly concerned about the left’s sneering attitude toward Trump supporters and conservatives in general.
Brand remarked, “[There is] a kind of offhandedness, like, ‘Oh, they’re dumb, they’re voting for Brexit, they’re voting for Trump.’ I don’t like it, and I don’t like to hear it.”
McConaughey added to that by saying:
“Look, on the other side, on the far Left…there is a lot on that illiberal Left that absolutely condescend, patronize, or are arrogant towards that other 50%. Many people who are in – I’m sure you saw it – in our industry, when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that it was real, and some of them were in absolute denial.”
“Denial” is putting it mildly.
For years, Democrats and their media allies declared Trump an illegitimate president because the Russians “stole” the election for him.
And the hatred of Trump transferred to all of his supporters.
In a previous interview with Joe Rogan, McConaughey talked about how he saw Christians during awards ceremonies be apprehensive about expressing their faith.
“I have had moments where I was on stage receiving an award in front of my peers in Hollywood, and there were people in the crowd that I have prayed with before dinners many times, and when I thanked God, I saw some of those people go to clap, but then notice that, ‘bad thing on my resume’ and then sit back on their hands.”
Hollywood has become a suffocating monoculture.
It’s refreshing to see some people inside the bubble call it out.
Americans, particularly those in the middle of the country, are sick of seeing the same stories where every character who isn’t a progressive liberal is a mustache-twirling villain or a bigot.
Those caricatures of conservatives—or simply non-leftists—is partly why the film industry was struggling prior to the COVID lockdowns.
The Hollywood elite are moving further away from the people.