‘Killing Ourselves’: Clint Eastwood Slams Political Correctness
Film veteran Clint Eastwood blasted political correctness in the culture on Sunday during an event at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and pointed to his 1971 movie, “Dirty Harry,” as the beginning of a P.C. decline.
“A lot of people thought it [“Dirty Harry”] was politically incorrect,” Eastwood said, according to a Sunday report from Hollywood Reporter. “That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, we’ve lost our sense of humor. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.”
The actor turned director didn’t mention any other political issues during the discussion, according to the Reporter‘s write-up. The news outlet noted that his next film, “The 15:17 to Paris,” spotlights a foiled terrorist attack in August 2015 where two American servicemen and two civilians subdued an ISIS sympathizer on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris.
Eastwood previously ripped political correctness during the 2016 presidential race. The Hollywood star defended Donald Trump, and bluntly underlined that “[Trump’s] onto something, because secretly, everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells.”
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