Matthew McConaughey speaks out on cancellation culture and free speech


Matthew McConaughey once again shared his thoughts on the two extremes of the political divide, this time in an interview on UK ITV’s “Good Morning Britain”.
The Dallas Buyers Club star pointed out last week that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory left the left in denial, just as some Republicans are now skeptical of Joe Biden’s victory. He was speaking as part of an episode of the Russell Brand podcast.

Appearing on the Tuesday morning show virtually, McConaughey said, “You need Liberals. What I don’t think we need are the illiberals, and what I don’t think some liberals see is that they are often cannibalized by the illiberals.

“Now, you know, there are extremes on both sides that I think are unfair – that I don’t think I am the right place to be,” McConaughey told show hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. “The far left and the far right completely illegitimate the other side, or exaggerate that side’s position in an irrational state. That does not make any sense,. ”

McConaughey noted that it is “not fair” when either party does.

“Where the waterline is going to land on this free speech, and what we allow and what we don’t do and where this culture of cancellation is going… is a very interesting place that we’re engaged in right now in as a society trying to figure it out, because we haven’t found the right place, ”the actor continued.

When Morgan suggested that British politics have become “so tribal now that consensus is buried in the mix,” McConaughey replied, “There is no room for consensus. You have to have a confrontation to have unity, I think we can all agree on that. This is where democracy works really well.

“I would say we don’t have a real showdown right now,” McConaughey added. “And that means that in fact, in a way, it’s sort of unconstitutional.”

McConaughey was promoting his memoir “Greenlights”, in which he reveals he was sexually abused as a teenager.


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