Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson may want to consider seeking counseling for his anger issues. It’s one thing to act like an irate lunatic in a film. It’s another to act that way in real life.
The 70-year-old actor’s latest outburst occurred during a profanity-laced interview last week with Esquire. When asked about President Donald Trump, a seemingly enraged Jackson felt it necessary to reply with a vile stream of incoherent thought riddled with curse words.
“This motherf–ker is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy shit,” he said. “And the people think that’s okay. It’s not f–king okay. And if you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit. And I wouldn’t give a f–k if I was a garbageman and I had a Twitter account; I’d tweet that sh-t out. I’m not thinking about who I am and what my job is when I do that sh-t.”
The president isn’t ruining the planet. Led by the Trump administration, last year the U.S. reduced its reduced carbon emissions by over 40 million tonnes, more than any other country.
But it was when interviewer Carvell Wallace then asked the actor whether he’s worried about losing fans over his outspoken far-left views that Jackson’s unhealthy rage really erupted.
Samuel L. Jackson calls Trump a plantation owner ahead of movie release https://used to LOVE your acting! Now your lack of moral conscience just makes me want to puke. And, I’m not alone. https://t.co/9mis1Uwyk1
— V. I. Cook (@vicook101) February 28, 2019
“I know how many motherf–kers hate me,” he fumed. “‘I’m never going to see a Sam Jackson movie again.’ F-ck I care? If you never went to another movie I did in my life, I’m not going to lose any money. I already cashed that check. F–k you. Burn up my videotapes. I don’t give a f–k.”
“‘You’re an actor. Stick to acting.’ No, motherf–ker. I’m a human being that feels a certain way. And some of this shit does affect me, because if we don’t have health care, sh-t, and my relatives get sick, they’re going to call my rich ass. I want them to have health care. I want them to be able to take care of themselves. This is how I feel. And I count to one hundred some days before I hit ‘send,’ because I know how that sh-t is.”
Jackson appears to have bought into the far-left myth that the president and his Republican cohorts in Congress are seeking to rob Americans of their health care and throw grandma off the cliff.
If anything, the president has expanded Americans’ health care options by signing an executive order two years ago to allow individuals and associations to purchase health insurance across state lines.
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) October 14, 2017
When asked later in the interview what about what he’s been doing to improve himself as a person, the actor finally responded with a coherent, logical and correct answer.
“I guess opening up,” he said. “I talk more to my wife and daughter than I used to. I ask them more about their shit, because it’s always about my shit. I’m getting better at talking to them about their lives and what they are doing and how they feel.”
He definitely got the first part right, though the argument could be made that perhaps he’s opening up a bit too much. While everybody has political views, is it really necessary to continually broadcast ones views to the world, especially if those views are so negative?
In the case of Jackson, maybe it’d be best if he’d follow the advice of social media users:
Ooh…Big, tough, foul-mouthed assjack. Does it make you Feel MANLY to go off like that? Lol. Okie doke~It makes you Look the fool. Eh, that seems to be the “in” thing in Hollyweird these days; you should be happy. Good for you. Now sit down and shut up, and let the adults speak.
— WenJMec (@WenJMec) March 16, 2019
@SamuelLJackson you’re pathetic. Can’t say two words without an expletive. Trump isn’t ruining anything about you. He’s helped more people of color than you. You admit you don’t want your relatives coming to you. Greedy b——-d. Shut up! Your opinion isn’t needed.
— Bob Vee (@EolaBob) March 16, 2019
@SamuelLJackson is a punk. Just shut up and act. That’s what you’re good at. And like a court jester of old, who no one wants to get political advice from. We don’t need it from you, an actor.
— Thomas (@AngryAngler1) March 16, 2019
— ᎡᎤN ᏔᎣᏀNEᎡ (@rwags16) March 14, 2019
— ??epra72?? (@epra72) March 14, 2019
— Daniel G (@SofaKingRadio) March 13, 2019
This whole situation with him and his unhealthy rage is rather unfortunate given as Jackson is actually a great actor — one who especially excels at playing extremely angry people, ironically enough.
Case in point:
Note to Jackson: The fact that the rage of the fictional character you played above perfectly matches the rage you display daily in your real life isn’t a good thing …
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