Matthew McConaughey cancelled? Actor slammed for comments on the left, was he saying 'alt-right, alt-right all along'

“You cant speak about the left and the right unless you acknowledge that one side is immersed in racism,” a person on Twitter said


                            Matthew McConaughey cancelled? Actor slammed for comments on the left, was he saying 'alt-right, alt-right all along'
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Matthew McConaughey has been slammed for his comments on the “liberal left”. The 51-year-old spoke on Russell Brand's podcast 'Under the Skin', where he called people on the far left of the political and ideological spectrum "arrogant". When Brand asked McConaughey if he feels “that there is a way of meshing together these apparently disparate groups now? These liberal professional classes, and these, what you might describe as working, ordinary people?” The ‘Interstellar’ star replied, “I say, ‘I’ll meet you in the middle'. I actually think that is more of a dare right now than it’s ever been.”

“Somebody said to me the other day, ‘You know what’s in the middle, McConaughey? Yellow lines and dead armadillos'. And I said, ‘Let me tell you something, bud, I’m walking down the yellow line right now, and the armadillos are running free having a great time. You know why? The other two sides — the two vehicles on either side of the political aisle are so far apart, their fucking tires aren’t even on the pavement anymore,” he continued, before adding that there were many on the "illiberal left" that "condescend, patronize, and are arrogant towards the other 50 per cent". McConaughey also said that several people in Hollywood were in "absolute denial" when Donald Trump won the presidential office in 2016.

The Academy Award-winning actor’s thoughts drew flak from people on the internet as one user wrote: “You can't speak about the left and the right unless you acknowledge that one side is immersed in racism. Two white guys talking about meeting ppl in the middle, how do I, a brown person, meet someone in the middle who thinks less of me bc I am Mexican?” Another one commented, “Hard pass. I cannot stand the arrogance of @McConaughey . He exudes toxic arrogance & toxic white male privilege. UGH.”



 

 



 

 

“Matthew McConaughey criticizes what he considers 'the far left' but for the last 4 years didn’t say anything about what the current administration has done with their racism, sexism and xenophobia, is PEAK whyte privilege and he can continue to shut the fuck up,” the third user said, while the fourth one stated: “Yep! Nothing to say unless he benefits. I say don’t watch his movies, new & old. Also, don’t buy any products that he advertises with...i.e....#Don’tbuyCadillac.”



 

 



 

 

“So apparently Matthew McConaughey is defending white ppl on the Right. FUCK THAT! I’m a white guy from the South, and trust me when I tell you the vast majority of white Republicans are vile & racist as fuck. Forgiving & making peace w them is the WORST mistake we can make,” the fifth user mentioned. “#cancelMcConaughey,” the sixth user tweeted.



 

 



 

 

One person on Twitter tried to educate McConaughey by saying: “Eat my ass, @McConaughey. The "Far Left" isn't in power, (we WISH it was.) It's centrist liberals, you uneducated fuckwit.” Another one tweeted, “Matthew McConaughey has always made me uncomfortable. No matter if he was in a movie or making an appearance on a talk show, he's always made me feel like I need to watch my drink.”



 

 



 

 

“I had an elaborate dream last night where Matthew McConaughey won a bunch of awards for a documentary where he went off the grid & raised a Quiverfull family in an abandoned Wawa and it was called "Matthew McGoneaway" so i guess what im saying is i have the gift of sight,” joked a user on Twitter.



 

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