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Matthew McConaughey Wishes the Washington Redskins Wouldn't Change Their Name

Matthew McConaughey Wishes the Washington Redskins Wouldn't Change Their Name

Matthew McConaughey flashes his winning smile on the cover of GQ magazine’s November 2014 issue.

Here’s what the 44-year-old Interstellar actor had to share with the mag:

On the Washington Redskins name: “What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, ‘No, gotta change it’? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it wouldn’t, but it will.”

On marrying his longtime love Camilla Alves: “I had to get to the point where I saw it as more than just the thing to do. I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn’t want it to be a destination; the fun is that we’re on the adventure together. And look, some of it had to do with her putting it on me. It took her going, ‘C’mon, Big Boy, Mr. Easygoing-We’ll- Get-to-It-When-We-Get-to-It. Either sh*t or get off the pot.’”

On whether he’s still friends with Lance Armstrong: “I like people who are great at what they do. At that time, we were two single men who were doing good in their careers and came from different places. To put my own emotions in front of this and go ‘You didn’t tell me the truth’ would be arrogant. And you know what? This is a friend. Who I know to be a good man. If there was an apology, it was said and I heard it.”

For more from Matthew, visit GQ.com.

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  • Broadzilla

    He needs to shut up.

  • JesChastain

    I take it he’s not a Native American… what an idiot. Shut it.

  • Samantha

    He is a jerk. Go away.

  • The Batman

    We were fine with it in the 1930′s? Really?

  • Dommy X

    It won’t change. Americans don’t want it changed, so it won’t change.

  • Valais

    Disappointed. I so wanted to like him but have to disagree on both Lance and the Red Skins.
    Lance is a cheat and hurt a lot of people not just himself. He received money that was not due him and others were robbed their place in the sport.

  • Dommy X

    You’re not American, either, britshit, and America doesn’t want it changed, so “shut it”, as you vile retarded apes say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dommy X

    America has always been fine with the truth. These britshit bawstawds can burn on thier little Faggo Island home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anya

    Sure thing that lance is a cheat and I don’t like him for it either, but I’m also not his friend of several years. Pick one good friend you have, imagine him doing something wrong on such a level as Lance and ask yourself whether you would discard your friend and talk badly as everyone else (even though deservedly). I think it actually says something about him in positive way that he didn’t just distance himself from Lance.

    As for red skins, I’m European so of course I see it differently, but I don’t mind it (and I studied Native American history and culture). it’s just that in my country we are not so over the top politically correct.

  • Valais

    well, he sort of made an excuse for him. He could have said yes he did it but he is a friend so I still care for him. He said he was a good man but a good man doesn’t lie to the world and his children and cheat for fame and money. It’s a scammer.

  • Allegr

    America won’t change the name because America likes names about themselves!! You britshit need to “shut it” and stay in britain!!

  • Allegr

    Redskins STAY!! Britshit GO OR DIE!! That’s what America wants!!

  • Allegr

    Americans want The Washington Redskins to keep being The Washington Redskins, obviously, as it has always been in real life and as it will remain!! Americans have no problem with their own names about themselves, obviously!! It’s the british starting all this that are politically correct or just want to start their retarded british trouble within America!!

  • 007CAAgent

    Hey Matty boy, go smoke another bong hit, you naked bongo playing smelly pothead!

  • Puro Familia

    He is an arrogant, stinky a$$hole!

  • Blast

    MURICA!!!!!!

  • Doryphore

    In the 1930s, Native Americans, Atrican-Americans and other non-whites had NO POWER to challenge the establishment. Everybody was not fine with it. But, Mathew is speaking from a place of white supremacy, where other people’s feelings/opinions DO NOT matter, and were NEVER taken into consideration, especially not in the 1930s. NAs are only now finding their voices to speak up.

  • Jess

    Well said! I agree 100%. Very disappointed in his ignorant statements.

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