Clint Eastwood, one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood, just made some remarks on the US presidential election that really pissed off a lot of people.
During an interview with Esquire published on Wednesday, the famed actor and director said he wasn't endorsing any specific candidate, but he'd definitely vote for Trump over Clinton. He said,
I'd have to go for Trump.
And if you have a problem with Trump's arguably racist rhetoric, Eastwood thinks you should just "fucking get over it." This is the comment that really struck a nerve with people.
To his credit, Eastwood acknowledged Trump has said "dumb things," but he still just wants us to "fucking get over it."
He also let us know he's not very fond of the younger generation, which is just shocking. An old white man thinks the younger generation is ruining America! That never happens.
[Trump is] onto something, because secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now. We're really in a pussy generation. Everybody's walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist.
Well, perhaps the things people are calling racist today weren't called racist when Eastwood was a kid because he was born in 1930, when Jim Crow was still alive and well.
So, yeah, Clint Eastwood basically just became his character from "Gran Torino" in real life.
Many people took to Twitter to express their furor over Eastwood's remarks.
Some people were also just generally amused he's still out here ranting about politics.
remember when Clint Eastwood spent his RNC speech yelling at an empty chair so Obama tweeted this and Romney lost? pic.twitter.com/YZr02qZGrL — Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) August 4, 2016
Sometimes, it really feels like this entire debacle of an election is occurring solely on Twitter.