Monday Update: Matthew McConaughey Announces Decision On Texas Gubernatorial Run, NBA Human Rights Activist Changes Name To ‘Freedom,’ NFL Star J.J. Watt To Pay Funeral Costs For Waukesha Christmas Parade Victims

By Moody College of Communication from Austin, USA - Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice host conversation with film director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86256727

We’re tracking the conservative culture clash with woke Hollywood hypocrites to keep you up to date on who’s winning and who we hate. 

 Here’s what happened today:

Alright, Alright

Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey has finally made a decision about a Texas gubernatorial run. 

“Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward, one category of service I’ve been exploring is politics. Been considering a run for governor of Texas,” he said in a Twitter video.

He explained that he had been “studying Texas politics and American politics,” and has learned that “we have some problems we need to fix” amongst other insights. 

“Our politics needs new purpose, that we have divides that need healing,” he continued. “We gotta start shining the light on our shared values, the ones that cross party lines, the ones that build bridges instead of burning ‘em.” 

He said it never occurred to him that he would be considered for political leadership, which he called an “inspiring and humbling path to ponder,” but one that he won’t be taking. 

“It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment,” he said, and will instead support businesses and foundations that he believes “have a mission to serve and build trust.”

Watch the video:

 

Freedom

Boston Celtics star and outspoken human rights activist Enes Kanter is changing his name to “Freedom,” as he becomes a US citizen this week.

According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, “Kanter is legally changing his name to Enes Kanter Freedom,” he tweeted. “Kanter will be his middle name, Freedom is his new last name. He becomes a U.S. citizen on Monday.”

Kanter has previously discussed changing his name during an interview earlier this year. “I’m even thinking about adding an American name,” he told the outlet. “I think it’s an amazing honor to become a citizen here. I’m just like why not? Why not add an American name?” 

 

Giving Back

Arizona Cardinals defensive star J.J. Watt has offered to pay the funeral costs of every victim that died during the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade tragedy.

Five adults and one child, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, were killed when repeat offender Darrell E. Brooks, 39, rammed his SUV through the crowd, after being released from jail two weeks prior on $1,000 bail stemming from an attempt to run over the mother of his child.  

A local reporter announced that Watt, a Waukesha native, would be covering all the funeral costs. It’s “an amazing gesture. He has a huge heart,” Cory Jennerjohn tweeted

“Just now seeing what happened at the holiday parade back home in Waukesha tonight. Horrific images,” Watt wrote on the day of the parade. “Truly hoping everyone is going to be ok and those not involved are now safe. Thankful to everyone who rushed to action and helped the wounded.” 

 

Champagne Socialist

Liberal actor Seth Rogen was blasted by Twitter for downplaying the crime levels in Los Angeles, when he claimed that the city is “lovely,” in response to YouTuber Casey Neistat praising the police after his car was broken into. 

“Los Angeles is a crime riddled 3rd world s***hole of a city but tremendous appreciation and gratitude to the hardworking officers at the @LAPDWestLA who not only arrested the motherf***** but they got all of our stolen goods back,” Neistat tweeted.

“Dude I’ve lived here for over 20 years. You’re nuts haha. It’s lovely here. Don’t leave anything valuable in it. It’s called living in a big city,” Rogen replied. Then he explained that he doesn’t view his car as an “extension” of himself, and has “never really felt violated” any of the 15 times his vehicle has been broken into. 

“I lived in West Hollywood for 20 years and parked on the street,” Rogen continued. “Also it sucks your shit was stolen but LA is not some s***hole city. As far as big cities go it has a lot going for it.”

“Imagine being so rich and privileged you can afford not to be worried if your car gets broken into,” one tweeter remarked

“When people talk about celebrities being disconnected from the reality of normal people, this is what they are talking about, @Sethrogen. I get it, you’re trying to be Mr. Nice Guy, but you’re really being Mr. Snootypants,” a commenter said.

“As a champagne socialist, @Sethrogen recognizes that his limousine in Malibu belongs to the people. A guy who breaks into his car is an undocumented chauffeur,” another mocked.

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