You can always rely on Clint Eastwood to tell it like it is.
In a recent interview at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, he criticized political correctness, saying that it is “killing us.”
According to Eastwood, political correctness started catching on around the time he released “Dirty Harry,” which came out in 1971.
“It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to (director) Don (Siegel), and he liked it,” said Eastwood of the gritty cop film. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness.”
“We are killing ourselves, we’ve lost our sense of humor,” added Eastwood. “But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eastwood was at Cannes to speak to a master class at a special screening of his hit film “Unforgiven,” which was released 25 years ago.
“I thought I’d just sit through the first five minutes, but after a while I thought, ‘This isn’t so bad, so maybe I’ll stay for it,’” said Eastwood of watching his Oscar-winning movie. “I enjoyed it. I saw a lot of things that I’d forgotten.”
During the discussion Eastwood also spoke of how he learned to keep his movie sets free of drama and crazy distractions, revealing that he had emulated the manner in which Secret Service agents quietly communicate with each other to bring calm and quietness to his sets after visiting the White House during the tenure of former Republican President Gerald Ford.
It is worth noting that this isn’t the first time Clint Eastwood has remarked upon the nature of political correctness and the damage it is doing to our society, as he forcefully dealt with the subject during an interview with Esquire ahead of the 2016 election.
Eastwood is 100 percent right. Modern liberals are always looking for something to be outraged about. From the nonsensical gender wars to the college student freak outs, liberals are no stranger to getting angry over non-issues.
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