by Paul Cashmere, Noise11
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bass player Flea has had a verbal bash at veteran actor Clint Eastwood who mouthed a rant this week.
Eastwood, a fierce Republican and supporter of Trump, pardoned Trump’s political incorrectness telling Esquire, “he’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist. And then when I did Gran Torino, even my associate said, “This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.” And I said, “Good. Let me read it tonight.” The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, “We’re starting this immediately.”
He also said “it’s a sad time in history” because of all our “political correctness’ falling short of endorsing the Republican candidate. “I haven’t endorsed anybody. I haven’t talked to Trump. I haven’t talked to anybody. You know, he’s a racist now because he’s talked about this judge. And yeah, it’s a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody—the press and everybody’s going, “Oh, well, that’s racist,” and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
Flea was outraged tweeting, “Hey Clint Eastwood count me in as a pussy as we aspire to evolve above racism”.
Hey Clint Eastwood count me in as a pussy as we aspire to evolve above racism.— Flea (@flea333) August 4, 2016
In 2012 Eastwood hosted a bizarre mock interview with President Obama at the Republican convention accusing most of Hollywood as being “left-wingers”.