After hearing news of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, actor Samuel L. Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter he wished the terrorists were just “crazy” white guys so people didn’t have a reason to view Muslims as suspect.
“When that thing happened in France, we were sitting there going, ‘Oh, my God, these terrorists!’ Jackson told THR in an interview published over the weekend. “And I can’t even tell you how much that day the thing that happened in San Bernardino — I was in Hawaii — how much I really wanted that to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims, because it’s like: ‘Oh, s–. It’s here. And it’s here in another kind of way.’ Now, OK, it happened on an Army base and it happened somewhere else. But now?
“It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way. And they become the new young black men,” he continued.
Jackson went on to discuss politics, noting that he is “forever a Democrat” and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.