Clint Eastwood: PC Culture Ruined the Word ‘Hero’

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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