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Hollywood Left Makes Clint Eastwood’s Day

This punk wasn't lucky.

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Clint Eastwood is a national icon. His body of work is so long, wide, and impressive that it almost defies criticism. Okay, his sense of humor is a bit quirky. The empty chair shtick at the 2012 Republican National Covention was whimsical, but also kinda weird. But no matter. The man’s the definition of cool.

So an attempt by some leftist twerp to nail him over a close to 50 year old joke went nowhere. The wokists will have to go somewhere else to find a target.

FNC: “Actor and director Clint Eastwood has been targeted by ‘cancel culture’ on social media this week over a clip from a 1970s awards show. The campaign against Eastwood appears to have fizzled out with many of the commenters on the thread defending the 91-year-old ‘Cry Macho’ director.

The clip in question comes from the 1973 Academy Awards in which actor Marlon Brando famously refused to accept his award for best actor in ‘The Godfather’ and instead sent a Native American activist on stage to lament Hollywood’s treatment of American Indians by the film industry.”

I remember this. It was bizarre, but you got the feeling Brando also meant it as kind of a goof. Remember Brando is the guy who got off the train in Hollywood, about to appear in his first movie, carrying a live raccoon. His first question to the assembled press? “Where can I get Russell fu****?” The Brando spokesquaw said this.

“I’m representing Marlon Brando this evening, and he has asked me to tell you, in a very long speech — which I cannot share with you presently because of time, but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards — that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry, and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee.”

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That motivated Eastwood to joke, “I don’t know if I should present this award, on behalf of all the cowboys shot in all the John Ford Westerns over the years.” A tad lame, but harmless. Now a PC censor named Rafael Shimunov wants Eastwood taken to the woodshed for the wisecrack.

“1973: Native American actor Sacheen Littlefeather boo’d (and cheered) by Hollywood at the Oscars before being mocked by Clint Eastwood and almost physically assaulted by John Wayne simply for asking that Indigenous people not to be dehumanized in film.” Oh bloody please. Get a grip.

This kind of leftist censorship is turning millions against the Democrats and their woke pals. They may pay a price for this at the polls. Inspector Harry Callahan would likely say to them, “That’s a hell of a price to pay for being stylish.”

This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 17, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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Laura Wagner
Laura Wagner
1 month ago

The leftist wokesters need to wake up themselves. What they portray as “good” is nothing of the sort. Why try to cancel someone like Clint Eastwood? The man is amazing and has worked for his money as opposed to typing on his computer in his mother’s basement like a pre-teen with no life experience.

capt_J
capt_J
1 month ago

Offense against PC is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder; and the PC zealots are like the ‘holier than thou’ Christians who used to find sin in every statement. What self-appointed PC judge Rafael Shimunov sees as mocking Littlefeather, I see as nothing more than a joke, fairly clever for an off-the-cuff tilt at Hollywood westerns, and not at all directed against Littlefeather.

Who died and left these PC clowns in charge of Correctness—and, why TF do we listen to them?

Orange peel
Orange peel
1 month ago

The woke cancel culture messed with the wrong American. Their stupidity just keeps on giving. A bunch of useless people who have no life or common sense. American people are done with your stupidity, hate and down right nastiness. Get a job. Go pick on Joe Biden and Harris.

Miffed52
Miffed52(@miffed52)
1 month ago

I don’t think the Left has been this agitated or scared…since Lincoln freed their slaves. ‘Wokism’…just another word for socialism/communism/Marxism/fascism/Leftism. The sooner people understand that, the better.
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capt_J
capt_J
1 month ago

Offense against PC is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder; and the PC zealots are like the ‘holier than thou’ Christians who used to find sin in every statement. What self-appointed PC judge Rafael Shimunov sees as mocking Littlefeather, I see as nothing more than a joke, fairly clever for an off-the-cuff tilt at Hollywood westerns, and not at all directed against Littlefeather.
Who died and left these PC clowns in charge of Correctness, anyway—and, why do we listen to them?

MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
1 month ago

Screw those idiots. I’am a John Wayne and Clint Eastwood fan.

CARL
CARL
1 month ago

Clint, like all of us, should be excused for his sense of humor. Humor, itself, should be excused. If not, why have humor? Too many are too thin-skinned about too much. I’m certain that Eastwood understands the plight of Native Americans. It is a rabid shame that we hear too little about. But I am also sure Clint meant know slight in his comment. He’s just not that kind of soul. And those who know him know that.

capt_J
capt_J
1 month ago

“This kind of leftist censorship is turning millions against the Democrats and their woke pals.They may pay a price for this at the polls.”

Very interesting. How about censorship on this forum? I’ve just had a comment dumped, that was favoring the conservative view, had no obscene language, personal attacks, incitement to violence, racism, vulgarity of discourteous behavior, and was held “awaiting for appoval.” Here is the censored post (let’s see if they allow it now).

Offense against PC is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder; and the PC zealots are like the ‘holier than thou’ Christians who used to find sin in every statement. What self-appointed PC judge Rafael Shimunov sees as mocking Littlefeather, I see as nothing more than a joke, fairly clever for an off-the-cuff tilt at Hollywood westerns, and not at all directed against Littlefeather.
Who died and left these PC clowns in charge of Correctness—and, why do we listen to them?

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

Yeah Clint, you are THE man.

Greenman21
Greenman21
1 month ago

It’s good to know the whole of Hollywood are not yet “Woke-in-the-Head” – but I really DO hope that every Republican voter capable of making his / her mark on a ballot will make the effort to do so for the next few years at least !

Not a jew but I love a deal
Not a jew but I love a deal
1 month ago

Raf Shiminov sounds like he is likely to be an angry American hating Jew.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
1 month ago

How fking stupid do you have to be to call up somone for a 50 year old joke? You must be not only be stupid, but a worthless, useless, brainless demon rat retard. 50 Cal Barrett’s at 1,000 yards for the woke bstards.