Twitter Digs Up 50 Year Old John Wayne Interview, Liberals Lose Their Minds

If you thought that it was possible to get a break from the outrage culture that has seeped into every facet of our society on a slow news day, it appears you were sadly mistaken.

When there isn’t fresh controversy to drive the left to hysterics, you can rest assured they will go through the annals of history and dig something up to be ticked off about.

This is precisely what’s happened with a 1971 Playboy interview featuring legendary actor John Wayne. The result has been Twitter and liberals all across the Internet losing their minds, calling Wayne a “racist” and much worse.

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After a viral tweet began to circulate over the weekend, highlighting portions of a famous 1971 Playboy interview, the phrase “John Wayne” was trending on the platform by Tuesday evening as users found their feeds flooded with both outrage and confusion at the new-found relevancy of the interview.

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The tweet highlighted particularly jarring portions of the interview, such as Wayne’s belief that films portraying homosexuality were “perverted,” and statements asserting that “blacks” were uneducated and therefore lacked adequate “responsibility” for leadership positions.

Pia Glenn, an actress who played Condoleezza Rice in Will Ferrell’s 2009 political comedy “You’re Welcome America,” asserted that there exist “direct lines” between Wayne’s language “and the country today.”

Others pointed out that comments made almost 50 years ago by someone born 112 years ago are bound to be outdated.

At the end of the day, some of his comments — particularly those involving blacks — are horrid and have no place in the heart and mind of any human being.

However, he certainly had the right to think and believe what he wanted to believe, and we have the right to disagree.

What’s ridiculous about all of this is that this particular interview is almost 50 years old. It’s literally yesterday’s news. What was the point of bringing this up?

It’s literally just the result of some pathetic person’s search to find something to be angry about. That’s what’s disturbing. People are so addicted to outrage now that they’ll do anything to feel the high of being angry.

Sad.

Source: Daily Caller

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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