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Matthew McConaughey Defends His Stance on 'Illiberals' While Talking Political Divide in the U.S.

Matthew McConaughey Defends His Stance on 'Illiberals' While Talking Political Divide in the U.S.

Matthew McConaughey is once again talking politics.

During a new interview with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, the 51-year-old actor criticized the “illiberal left” for preventing confrontations by silencing opposing views.

“We need liberals, what I don’t think we need is illiberals,” Matt shared. “What I don’t think some liberals see is they’re being cannibalized by the illiberals. There are extremes on both sides that I think are unfair… the extreme left and extreme right completely illegitimize the other side. They exaggerate the other side’s stance into an irrational state that makes no sense. That’s not fair.”

Matt then went on to say that he feels confrontation makes democracy work “really well,” but according to him, there isn’t enough confrontation happening right now.

“I would argue we don’t have true confrontation right now, confrontation that gives some validation and legitimizes the opposing point of view,” Matt explained. “We don’t give a legitimacy or validation to an opposing point of view, we make it persona non grata, and that’s unconstitutional.”

This is now the second time Matthew McConaughey has shared his views on the “illiberal left” and last time people did not react well to his comments.

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