Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks both agree that the term “hero” has been ruined by political correctness.
During an interview to promote his latest directorial hit “Sully: Miracle on the Hudson,” the 86-year-old actor called out the PC world for ruining the idea of what makes a person a true hero, The Mirror reported on Monday. The movie is about a pilot who safely landed a passenger plan on New York’s Hudson river in 2009, saving all 155 passengers.
“It’s certainly different to when I grew up,” Eastwood said. “It’s all in this sort of politically correct thing where everyone has to win a prize. All the little boys in the class have to go home with a first place trophy.”
“The use of the word ‘hero’ is a little bit overdone but I don’t think so in Sully’s case,” he added. “He went extra and beyond what was expected.” Hanks agreed that the term hero has been “ridiculously overused.”
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