Samuel L. Jackson Doesn’t Care if Fans Don’t Like His Trump Criticism: ‘I Already Cashed That Check’

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson hasn’t been shy when it comes to criticizing President Donald Trump.

Using his Twitter feed to air his raw and unfiltered thoughts, Jackson positioned himself as one of Trump’s most vocal celebrity critics. The actor recently used his platform to speak out about Trump’s decision to shut down the government in an effort to pressure Congress to appropriate funds for a wall on the southern border. Jackson made his opposition known, in his trademark expletive-laden manner.

Jackson opened up about his views in an interview with Esquire published on Tuesday, explaining why he thinks it’s important to speak out from his platform.

“We feel the same way that they feel or they felt about Obama being the man, even though he wasn’t f**king ruining their lives; he was trying to help their lives,” Jackson said, comparing his views on Trump to those of people who ardently opposed former President Barack Obama.

Jackson also explained that he feels compelled to speak out, and would feel the same way even if he wasn’t a famous actor:

“This motherf**ker is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy shit. And the people think that’s okay. It’s not f**king okay. And if you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit. And I wouldn’t give a f**k if I was a garbageman and I had a Twitter account; I’d tweet that sh*t out. I’m not thinking about who I am and what my job is when I do that sh*t.”

As for fans who might disagree with his vocal opposition to the president? Jackson doesn’t seem to be losing sleep.

“F**k I care? 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,” he explained. “F**k you. Burn up my videotapes. I don’t give a f**k.”

Jackson also refused to “stick to acting,” a refrain similar to those that have been directed against a number of Trump’s celebrity opponents:

“No, motherf**ker. I’m a human being that feels a certain way.”

The actor cited health care, and how the policy changes could impact his relatives, to explain why he won’t be silent.

“This is how I feel,” he added.

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Sam, you’re entire career is base on playing the angry, attitudinal negro. q.v. Denzel Washington’s bringing dignity to his roles. Your success is a Hollywood creation.

More importantly, you are a fuc*ing actor, to paraphrase the majority of your acting dialogue.. Why should a single person give your mouthings special privilege? You ain’t qualified.

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