George Clooney has had a lot to say as of late on the social hot-button issues of our time.
One can always count on George Clooney to tell exactly what is on his mind and his latest comments are no exception.
For instance, about diversity in Hollywood? Don’t get him started.
George Clooney got a glimpse of 1950’s Hollywood while filming his latest movie, Hail, Caesar!.
The film was based on a true Hollywood story and showed quite a glamorous side of Hollywood in its Golden Age. George Clooney thinks things have become harder for white males in Hollywood since then, but have become a little easier (but not easy enough) over the last few decades for minorities and women.
George Clooney said, “Yes it was easier if you were white and male, but probably not easier if you were a woman or a minority or had polio so there are an awful lot of things that have got much better. It is something that ebbs and flows.”
He continued, “We have periods of time in our history when we’re really good at it. The United States particularly has had great moments of civil rights movements and great moments in cinema as well.”
He added, “And we’ve also had the last couple of years when we’ve really truly failed, not just about nominations but about who is making films and who we’re putting in front of the camera.”
George Clooney is not too pleased with the world of politics right now, either. As Donald Trump makes waves as the frontrunner on the Republican side, Clooney is not afraid to call him out.
George Clooney said of Trump, “He’s just an opportunist. Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist. You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve exhausted all the other possibilities.”
Even Americans fail to do the right thing, George Clooney doesn’t think Trump will be able to execute all of his promises. He said, “The truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most extreme.”
He added, “So you hear a massively stupid idea, like we’re going to ban Muslims from the country. Now, we’re not ever going to do that. It says in the Statue of Liberty, bring us your huddled masses. It’s not what’s going to happen.”
What do you think about George Clooney’s social stances?