Austin actor Matthew McConaughey made waves this week after video was released of a BBC One interview he did over the weekend. The video has since been deleted, but in the segment, interviewer Andrew Marr asked the âGoldâ star whether itâs timeÂ âHollywood and the cultural elite of Americaâ gave Trump a break.
McConaugheyâs answer? âHeâs our president. Itâs very dynamic and divisive of an inauguration in time that weâve ever had. At the same time, itâs time for us to embrace.â
The actor known for his âjust keep livin'â ethos went on to say, âShake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years. So even those that most strongly disagree with his principals or things heâs said or done, which is another thing, weâll see what he does compared to what he had said. No matter how much you even disagreed along the way, itâs time to think about how constructive can you be. Because heâs our president for the next four years, at least. President of the United States.âMore McConaughContent: âGoing for âGoldâ: McConaughey talks shady deals, stringy hairâ
Fan reaction on social media to the statement was mixed. Some argued that McConaughey was âas dense as the characters who made him famous,â while many social media users remarked that they were glad a celebrity wasnât advocating for a complete overthrow of the government (like Madonna and Sarah Silverman have done in recent weeks).
And yes, everyone made the same âThis is not alright, alright, alrightâ joke, but one Redditor went for this (now obvious in hindsight) joke instead: âHeâs alt-right, alt-right, alt-rightâŚâ
Hereâs the best of the rest in McConaughey reaction online:
@austin360 he's right. Everyone needs to get in line; stop wining, liberals, y'all LOST
â Deplorious Clay (@AmeriClayton) February 3, 2017
@austin360 Lmao stick to shitty Lincoln commercials, Matt pic.twitter.com/ysCToyDTD7
â SprinkleMeMayne (@SprinkleMeMayne) February 3, 2017
@austin360 What would he say if Trump had banned all travellers from his Wife's country? Im sure it wouldn't be as measured and conservative
â R. (@invadeaustin) February 2, 2017
@austin360 Just to be clear, it is not a guarantee he will be president for 4 years. Or 4 weeks for that matter.
â Angry Paws (@angrypaws) February 2, 2017
@statesman He is as dense as the characters who made him famous. #MatthewMcConaughey #NotAlright
â RebeccaLL (@rll_resist) February 2, 2017
@statesman @austin360 spoken like a Texan who accepts living in a right-wing state and does nothing about it
â Kat (@happykt) February 2, 2017
@statesman his opinion and his opinion alone.
â Anthony DeLuca (@Eaglesfan1963) February 2, 2017
@statesman Matthew is just a "good ol boy" with not a lot of sense
â Marian Jones (@marianaleta52) February 2, 2017]]