Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey blasted the politicization of the Coronavirus controversy and called for national unity during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday.
As The New York Post reports:
Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey joined “Special Report with Bret Baier” Tuesday to discuss the politicization of the coronavirus pandemic and deliver a message of unity to Americans.
“I could feel that this united purpose we all have as Americans to beat this enemy and this virus, that purpose got hijacked by partisan politics,” McConaughey said. “The narrative became, if you want to go to work, you’re on the far right. If you don’t go to work, you want to stay home, you’re on the far left.
“And now even the mask wearing is getting politicized, where if you want to wear a mask, you wear a mask, you’re a liberal. And if you don’t, you’re conservative. And that’s just not true.”
McConaughey said the politicization had divided America into fighting “two wars,” one against each other and the other against the virus.
Every minute of this is dripping with so much commonsense: Matthew McConaughey on how the battle against the coronavirus turned into two wars in the U.S. and how we could lose both:
Us vs them (conservatives vs liberals)
And Us vs the virus pic.twitter.com/IOWJZWjvNE
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McConaughey’s plea stands in stark contrast to most of the partisan attacks ususally emanating from Hollywood which tend to be littlle more than cheap shots against President Trump.