Clint Eastwood Ignites Furor Over ‘Those Things Weren’t Called Racist’ in My Day Remark
Politics| | By Sara Wilkins
Actor Clint Eastwood has slammed millennials for being feeble and thin-skinned.
While addressing the U.S. presidential campaign in a new interview with Esquire, the 86-year-old Dirty Harry star commented on the furor surrounding some of Republican candidate Donald Trump’s recent controversial statements.
Eastwood simply thinks those offended by the billionaire’s comments are oversensitive, noting, “We’re really in a p**sy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”
Trump, who is running against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has infuriated countless people by slamming immigrants, women, and most recently the parents of slain Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim soldier who received a Purple Heart after dying while fighting in the Iraq War.
But Eastwood appreciates the Republican nominee’s candor, and he will be voting for Trump at the polls this November.
“He’s said a lot of dumb things,” he declared. “So have all of them (politicians). Both sides. But everybody – the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist’, and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f**king get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”