It’s no secret, if you want to be cool and accepted in Hollywood you need to trash President Trump. Any celebrity that doesn’t is quickly being given ultimatums. They’re told to tow the line or find another line of work.
This is exactly why we love Matthew McConaughey so much. He’s the real deal. He believes what he believes and he’ll let you know when he disagrees, but he’s not going to start an argument with you either.
While out promoting his new film, Gold, in the UK, his interviewer side stepped and asked him about the vary notion of actors and Hollywood elite NOT supporting Donald Trump as President. His answer may be startling for those who thought that this pretty boy actor actually has a mind of his own and is not afraid to share it.
“Well, they don’t have a choice now. He’s our president. And, it’s very dynamic and as divisive of an Inauguration and time as we’ve had. At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact. And be constructive with him over the next four years.”
Mr. McConaughey then adds,
“So anyone, even those who may strongly disagree with his principles or things he’s said and done — and that’s another thing, we’ll see what he does compares to what he has said — no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it’s time to think about how constructive can you be.”
Love him or not, agree with his politics or not, Mr. Trump is our President. It’s easy to champion celebrities who agree with us, and tear down those who don’t. But they are real people too, and when their ideas agree with the decency and the common good of the country, it’s in our best interest to bolster their platform for influence. They may invariably speak truth to power and change the mind of someone who can help affect change.