Editor’s note: Story contains extreme profanity.
‘If you never went to another movie I did in my life, I’m not going to lose any money…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Actor and leftist activist Samuel L. Jackson accused President Donald Trump of “ruining the planet” and all “kinds of other crazy s—t” in a recent interview with Esquire.
Jackson, a vocal critic of the president, called Trump a “motherf—er” and said those who don’t vocally oppose Trump are in part responsible for his failed presidency.
“If you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit,” he said. “And I wouldn’t give a f— if I was a garbageman and I had a Twitter account; I’d tweet that s—t out. I’m not thinking about who I am and what my job is when I do that s—t.”
The actor made it clear that he didn’t care about those who dislike his views on Trump.
“I know how many motherf—ers hate me. ‘I’m never going to see a Sam Jackson movie again.’ F— I care?” Jackson said. “If you never went to another movie I did in my life, I’m not going to lose any money. I already cashed that check. F— you. Burn up my videotapes. I don’t give a f—. ‘You’re an actor. Stick to acting.’ ‘No, motherf—er. I’m a human being that feels a certain way.’”
The Pulp Fiction star, promoting his new movie, Captain Marvel, has made the f- and m-f-words a signature part of his persona and clearly didn’t hold back.
Jackson complained that one of the ways Trump was driving the country of a cliff was by forcing him to take calls from family members whose health care was not provided for by taxpayers.
“Some of this s–t does affect me,” he said, “because if we don’t have health care, s–t and my relatives get sick, they’re going to call my rich ass. I want them to have health care. I want them to be able to take care of themselves. This is how I feel. And I count to 100 some days before I hit ‘send,’ because I know how that s–t is.”
Jackson, who grew up in the South during segregation, said he’s angrier now, in the current political climate. Despite recent criticisms of Democrats, such as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, for whitewashing their racist legacies, he accused Republicans of inheriting an unbroken continuum from the segregation era.
“I don’t think I was ever angry about it,” Jackson said. “I’m angrier now about it than I was then just because I see these guys and I know these are the same guys: Trump and all those assholes, Mitch McConnell. But they’re the same f—ing guys. And when I hear their voices, I hear the same voices. Those twangs where they didn’t specifically call you ‘n—–,’ they said ‘nigra.’ ‘The nigras.’”
Jackson’s longtime collaborator, Quentin Tarantino, has met with frequent criticism for his gratuitous use of the n-word in films. But in a recent interview with IndieWire, Jackson defended the director’s inclusion of it as fictionalized dialogue.
In fact, Jackson said, he often draws from his own improvisational acting skills by ad-libbing even more n-words. “I generally add like at least five n—gas to what Quentin has already written, just because I’m talking,” he said.
Jackson also tweeted his support in January for Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who was chided by members of both parties after her profane vow to “impeach the motherf—er,” in reference to the president, on the same day that she was sworn in to Congress.
“I just wanna Wholeheartedly endorse your use of & clarity of purpose when declaring your Motherf—ing goal last week,” Jackson wrote on Twitter. “Calling that Muthafukkah a Motherf—er is not an issue, calling that Muthaffuqah President Is.”