Like many fans, I did not think it was alright, alright, alright to see Matthew McConaughey speaking at Austin’s #MarchForOurLives protest. But maybe the actor may have misunderstood what the rally was really about.
And I also fear that their campaign — they have to watch that they don’t get hijacked. Meaning, a lot of the crowd was for no guns at all. That was not the March for Our Lives.
Yes, it was.
March for Our Lives was for rightful, just, responsible gun ownership…
No, it wasn’t.
The two sides (have) got to talk. Because we both agree that there’s an epidemic. We both agree something has got to change. So I was for what they were marching for…
While you were there, you should have suggested they stop saying that your gun-owning, NRA member friends have blood on their hands. The problem is, if the actor criticized the march or marchers in any way, there would be a push to boycott his Lincoln car commercials. Yeah, the ones where he rolls the booger betwixt thumb and forefinger.
Look, I’m still a big fan of Matthew McConaughey. Both as an actor, and for a lot of what he says outside of acting (see Matthew McConaughey Tells Hollywood to Suck It Up, Trump is President… and Matthew McConaughey Preaches Conservatism, Gets Standing O). I get the concern he has as a father. It’s the same concern I have for my two nieces. We can agree his heart was maybe in the right place. Even if his facts weren’t.
But this is why so many on the right have issues when – as much as I hate this word – “influencers” spout off about politics. Almost none of them have their facts. A lot of them just repeat the talking points they are sent by Democrats. That’s if they don’t straight up know that they’re lying, and just don’t care. Actors like McCounghey influence a lot of people. For better or in most cases, for worse.
The problem is, more often than not they are influencing them based on things that aren’t true. Which is why we often say, somewhat disrespectfully but for good reason, to “stick to the acting.”