Actor Samuel L. Jackson warns people not to stay silent about Donald Trump
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 3/14/2019, 11:16 a.m.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson issued a harsh message to people who aren’t speaking out about President Donald Trump, reports Huffington Post. In a new interview with Esquire magazine, the “Captain Marvel” star said it was “not fking okay” that “this motherker is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy sh*t. And if you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit,” he added.
Jackson has been a vocal critic of the president ― most recently firing back at his claim to be a champion of the Black community, backing Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) rallying cry to “impeach the mother*ker” and dumping on Trump’s idea to arm some school teachers. And Jackson, 70, told Esquire he’d still “tweet that sht out” even if he were a garbage man and not a movie legend with 4.5 million followers on Instagram and 7.8 million on Twitter.
“I’m not thinking about how I am and what my job is when I do that sh*t,” he explained. Elsewhere in the interview, published online Tuesday, Jackson claimed Trump and “all those asholes” including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were “the same fking guys” that would call him a racial slur when he was growing up in legally segregated Tennessee. “There was no doubt about where they stood, that you were never going to be their equal and, if possible, they were going to make sure you never had as much sh*t as they had,” he said. “And they were worried about the chasteness of their women, and miscegenation, and not having enough of them, there being more of us than there are of them.”