Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood spoke out to offer his views on race, Donald Trump and what he calls the ‘P*ssy Generation’ in an interview that is sure to raise a few eye-brows.
Speaking to Esquire magazine, Eastwood began by speaking on how he thought Donald Trump could be ‘onto something’ with his views on race and society:
“[Donald 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 pu**y 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. And then when I did Gran Torino, even my associate said, ‘This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.’ And I said, ‘Good. Let me read it tonight.’ The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, ‘We’re starting this immediately.’”
Clint then went on to clarify what he meant by the ‘P*ssy Generation,’ saying:
“All these people that say, “Oh, you can’t do that, and you can’t do this, and you can’t say that.” I guess it’s just the times.”
As for Trump, Eastwood stated:
“He’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.”
So, is Clint Eastwood endorsing Donald Trump for president?
“I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump. I haven’t talked to anybody. You know, he’s a racist now because he’s talked about this judge. And yeah, it’s a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody—the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f*cking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
Clint Eastwood is allowed to have his opinion, but that doesn’t mean he’s right. We wonder what first-hand experience he has of racism in America in the 21st Century? It seems that those who ignored and accepted racism were much more of a ‘p*ssy generation’ than those who are standing up to fight back…