Donald Trump was villainized by Hollywood celebrities for five years.
He also undoubtedly inspired some celebrities to consider a transition into politics.
Now one Oscar-winning actor got some stunning news about a run for governor.
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has ruffled some feathers on the left by wading into the political sphere.
He infuriated the left by sitting for interviews with comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan, and author and psychologist Jordan Peterson.
The far-left outlet The Daily Beast wrote an insane hit piece about McConaughey associating with “alt-right darlings,” which is nonsensical slander.
In the piece, the author wrote:
“The issue with ‘cancel culture,’ to the extent that one even exists, is not that anyone is, to borrow McConaughey’s neologism, ‘illegitimizing’ what these guys are saying…The Jordan Petersons and Joe Rogans of the world are not, as they so often complain, being persecuted or, as McConaughey put it in his Russell Howard interview, erased. They’re simply peddling the losing ends of arguments that have already occurred countless times—perpetuating a culture war while simultaneously trying to frame themselves as its victims.”
Despite the attacks from the Left, McConaughey has maintained his mass appeal, and one poll shows that he could be a legitimate contender for governor of his home state of Texas.
“A new poll finds that 45 percent of respondents would support Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey for governor of Texas, while 33 percent support sitting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll reported that the Lincoln Lawyer star leads Abbott 45 percent to 33 percent, with 22 percent choosing someone other than the actor and the governor.”
Governor Greg Abbott has won elections by comfortable margins, but he was excoriated by the so-called mainstream media for defying overbearing COVID restrictions and his handling of a once-in-a-century winter storm that knocked out power across the state.
McConaughey identifies as a political centrist and a Christian, which would make him wildly unpopular with the Left.
During an interview with Joe Rogan, McConaughy called out the pervasive anti-Christian culture in Hollywood:
“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.”
McConaughey has also spoken out in favor of gun rights, which would be another strike against him if he were to run as a Democrat.
It’s too soon to tell if McConaughey is seriously considering a future in politics, but his future would likely be limited in the Democrat Party.
His views on God, guns, and the “illiberal left” would almost automatically put him in the Republican camp, but that would be a death blow to his Hollywood career.