Robert Downey Jr. (son of actor/filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr.) walked off the set of an interview with British Channel 4 News reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy, after Murthy asked him about a comment he made a few years ago. This question had nothing to do with the promotion of his latest film; Avengers: Age of Ultron which was the whole basis for the interview, but rather toward a comment Downey, Jr. had made some years ago.
“You can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal.”
After a quick exchange between Murthy and RDJ, the reporter went on to ask; “Does that mean you’re not a liberal?” This is the point that he left the interview, later stating; “Who wants to put up with that crap?” Working within a system that looks down on “conservative” values, RDJ walks a very thin line between the “Hollyweird” crowd and his true moral values. We can see what the MSM does to those people who don’t “fit” into their liberal stereotypes, such as the two gay conservative businessmen who hosted an event for Senator Ted Cruz.
As we continue down this divisive path of “politically correct” stereotyping the media is shoving down our throats, it becomes harder and harder for anyone who is a Hollywood actor, gay, female, minority or any number of liberal stereotypes to talk about their true political ideologies.
In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, RDJ went into details about the interview:
“I just wish I’d left sooner.” he said, “I’m one of those guys who I’m always assuming the social decorum is in play, and that we’re promoting a superhero movie, a lot of kids are going to see it, and that just has nothing to do with your creepy dark agenda.”
“The assumption is that there’s a button that because you’ve sat down there, you’re going to be scrutinized like a kiddie fiddler who’s running for mayor,” the actor said. “What I have to do in the future is give myself permission to say, ‘That is more than likely a syphilitic parasite and I need to distance myself from this clown.’ Otherwise I’m probably gonna put hands on this clown and then there’s a real story!”
Listen to the interview here:
All I can say about this is; “It’s time for the “lamestream” media to give up this type of sensationalistic journalism, and get back to what really matters in our country.” If we continue to divide our Nation based on anything other than the desire to keep our Country alive and well, we the people will lose. We have to allow people to be just that; people. Our country has always been a melting pot of minds, spirits and bodies. Each of us choosing how we live our lives within the confines of our structured society, with respect for the desires of others who are willing to extend the same courtesies. We all need to relearn “manners”, give respect when respect is due and let people live how they choose.
Robert Downey, Jr. is not perfect, and I’m sure he would be the first to admit that, but we do have to give him credit for his desire to overcome the adversities of his past (self-inflicted or not).
Here’s just a funny little clip of Jimmy Fallon and RDJ, because we can’t always take life so serious.