Clint Eastwood Yells At Cloud

“Clint, no, wait! That’s Tiger Woods. We invited him!”
“Stop being pussies…”

If you amazingly haven’t heard by now, Clint Eastwood gave an interview to Esquire that was supposed to be about his unremarkable son Scott Eastwood, but instead turned into an 86-year-old man ranting about political correctness, so let’s jump right to the money shot:

ESQ: Your characters have become touchstones in the culture, whether it’s Reagan invoking “Make my day” or now Trump … I swear he’s even practiced your scowl.

CE: Maybe. But he’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. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.

Before we go any further, because Clint’s just getting started, keep in mind, these were his exact words right before he launched into his thoughts on Generation Pussy.

SE: He always told me that. “Nobody knows anything, so don’t listen to anyone else.”

CE: Nobody knows diddly. They just think they do. And the people that think they know the most know the least.

Now that that’s covered, let’s get back to a man who has a favorite squirrel outside of his office that clings to his screen door if you feed it peanuts. (Literally how this interview started. I swear to God.)

ESQ: What is the “pussy generation”?

CE: All these people that say, “Oh, you can’t do that, and you can’t do this, and you can’t say that.” I guess it’s just the times.

ESQ: What do you think Trump is onto?

CE: What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.

ESQ: So you’re not endorsing him?

CE: I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump. I haven’t talked to anybody. You know, he’s a racist now because he’s talked about this judge. And yeah, it’s a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. 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 fucking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.

Just so we’re all clear, that was Clint Eastwood pointing out just one of the many times when Donald Trump did something that even Clint Eastwood himself admits is racist, and then going, “Well, I don’t see what the big deal is.” So, you know, holy shit. So listen, I’m not going to convince anyone that “political correctness” is a horeshit bogeyman cooked up by people who think they should be patted on the back for being shit human beings as the world passes them by, but when the Republican Party – including goddamn Sarah Palin – has enough cognizance to slowly back away from some asshole’s rhetoric, maybe something’s wrong. But don’t take my word for it because here’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of PC Principal, a character that inevitably pops up in any single discussion thread by some white asshole like a Get Out Of Being A Dumbass Free card, and guess what? They think Trump’s a fucking idiot who shouldn’t be saying half the shit he says. Via Vulture:

Given that your last season went hard against the concept of political correctness, and Donald Trump has made fighting political correctness a cornerstone of his campaign, do you find any common ground with him?
Stone: “Political correctness” — I feel like that’s becoming a catch-all term for just shit that you don’t like. I don’t think I probably agree with Donald Trump, but we did a whole bit about political correctness last year. We’ve been interested in that debate for a long time. But not everything is political correctness gone mad. Sometimes you just shouldn’t say something. And there’s a huge difference between what can be said in a cartoon or through the mouths of fiction, and what somebody who’s going for elected office should say. Those are two different standards of political correctness.

But I do think there’s a legitimate … comedians, especially, that’s probably where we identify and have the most sympathy with anti-p.c. forces, is within comedy. Not talking to people or trying to get elected. That’s a different standard. There’s shit that you shouldn’t say running for president that Cartman should totally be allowed to say within a satirical cartoon. When I see a politician or a Donald Trump say “political correctness,” I’m like, “That’s not the same shit that we’re talking about in the writers’ room. There’s satire over here in cartoons, and you’re standing onstage in a suit and you want me to vote for you.” Different standard, you know?

Jesus. Who let the SJWs in, amirite? (Your face can explode now.)

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