Kurt Russell Defends His Conservative Statement
It didn’t take long for the liberal media to press Kurt Russell even more after his controversial statements against Gun Control put him in hot water. It all stemmed from a statement he made while on a press tour for THE HATEFUL EIGHT. When questioned by a reporter regarding gun control, Russell bluntly stated, “If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, I think you’re, like, out of your mind.”
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Russell not only doubled down on his remarks, but expounded on his politically incorrect viewpoints amid a very liberal industry. “I just didn’t get where he was going saying that gun control was a magic wand of fixing the situation with terrorism,” Russell said. “That isn’t going to stop them from what they want to do.”
A self-proclaimed libertarian, Russell recalled when he was young and decided, “Why don’t I go back and see what the Founding Fathers were all about, and see how that stacked up. Well, I found them, and I found libertarianism. They were pretty radical guys.” Before moving onto other subjects, Russell told the Daily Beast, “I believe in limited Constitutional government, free market capitalism, reach for the brass ring. There’s this place where you can go do that and don’t step on anybody’s toes and still try to reach for the brass ring.”
Kurt Russell isn’t the only politically incorrect actor in Hollywood. Kelsey Grammar, Vince Vaughn, Patricia Heaton, Gary Sinise, and Jon Voight have all faced backlash for controversial comments in favor of conservative values.
Tuesday, January 5th, President Obama announced an executive order that would impose stricter gun control laws and background checks in an effort to, “Stop one act of evil, one act of violence.” While many of Hollywood’s movies, including Russell’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT, glorifies violence and The White House responds to copycat acts of violence by attempting to take away freedoms from law abiding citizens, the real problem continues to be ignored.