In an interview with “Good Morning Britain,” actor Matthew McConaughey doubled down on earlier comments criticizing today’s “cancel culture.”
McConaughey said “you’ve got to have confrontation to have unity. That’s when a democracy works really well.”
he continued “I would argue we don’t have true confrontation right now, confrontation that gives some validation and legitimizes the opposing point of view.”
“We don’t give a legitimacy or validation to an opposing point of view, we make it persona non grata, and that’s unconstitutional,” he added “We need liberals, what I don’t think we need is illiberals.”
Last week, speaking with Russell Brand, McConaughey said “there’s a lot on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize and are arrogant towards the other 50 percent”
Brand had prefaced that he did not like hearing people on the left say condescending things such as “oh they’re dumb, they’re voting for Brexit, they’re voting for Trump.”
McConaughey agreed and said “There’s a lot on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize and are arrogant towards the other 50 percent,” the Oscar winner agreed.
He continued “I’m sure you saw it in our industry when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that was real. Some of them were in absolute denial. [Now] it looks like Biden’s our guy. Now you’ve got the right that’s in denial, ‘cause their side has fake news. And I understand, they’ve been fed fake news. No one knows what the hell to believe, right? So they’re putting down their last bastion of defense,” he added.