Awesome: Clint Eastwood Takes on Political Correctness

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: May 23, 2017 8:00 AM
Awesome: Clint Eastwood Takes on Political Correctness

Conservative Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood has no problem voicing his political opinions, something we learned from his infamous empty chair skit during the 2012 Republican National Convention.

He is still boldly speaking his mind as of this week, this time at France’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

“It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel], and he liked it,” Eastwood recalled Sunday during a visit to the Cannes Film Festival. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, we’ve lost our sense of humor. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.”

If critics thought "Dirty Harry" was politically incorrect, I'd love to know what they thought of his 2008 film "Gran Torino." The feature, which Eastwood both directed and starred in, was filled with non-PC digs at just about every demographic you can name. The "snowflakes" of today with no sense of humor would find it horribly offensive from beginning to end.

Eastwood's latest project is directing “The 15:17 to Paris,” which will tell the story of the three American heroes who stopped a terror attack on a train in Paris in 2015.

I wonder how many campuses will ban it.