Rainn Wilson accuses The Last of Us of “anti-Christian” bias
exclaimed Rainn Wilson The last of us for perpetuating “anti-Christian bias in Hollywood” and then criticized Fox News for covering up his comments.
*Warning – Minor spoiler ahead for The last of us episode eight*
The office star had trouble with the eighth installment of the hit video game adaptation, which starred a cannibalistic pastor named David (Scott Shepherd).
Over the weekend, Wilson tweeted, “I think there’s an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. Once the David figure in The last of us When I started reading the Bible, I knew he was going to be a terrible villain.
“Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who’s really loving and kind?”
The tweet sparked a debate about Christian perceptions in the film industry, with nearly 8,000 comments at the time of writing.
However, Wilson later responded to the comment, clarifying that he was “not even a Christian” and ridiculing conservative US broadcaster Fox News for backing his view.
“Here are some fun things about anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. My opinion tweet was picked up by @FoxNews as front page news. Talk about prejudice. An organization formed as corporate manner to create division based on culture war outrage solely for profit. Print this!” Wilson wrote.
He continued: “Of course it is correct that the evangelical-political coalition is causing great damage to our country. Ban books – ban liberties – deny inconvenient science, take over a grotesque anti-LGBTQ+ platform…
“But most Christians I know are kind, accepting and loving, and strive to make the world a better place. They should also be recognized in the media.”
Right-wing media and media personalities have targeted it The last of us for presenting multiple LGBT+ storylines in its first season.
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro has again been ridiculed for his failed screenwriting career after criticizing the HBO drama.
The show’s star, Pedro Pascal (Joel), recently shut down a paparazzi who has repeatedly questioned him about the show’s LGBT+ issues.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/rainn-wilson-the-last-of-us-christian-b2300990.html Rainn Wilson accuses The Last of Us of “anti-Christian” bias