Actor Rainn Wilson called out Hollywood for its negative bias against Christians in entertainment.
On Saturday, Wilson, 57, posted his thoughts on Twitter regarding a recent episode of the HBO Max television series “The Last of Us” where Ellie, the main character, “encounters a group of survivors led by a cult-leading cannibal who keeps quoting the Bible,” according to The Daily Wire.
“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. As soon as the David character in ‘The Last of Us’ started reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain. Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?” he wrote.
Jesus Christ said in John 15:18, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
Users on Twitter responded with mixed reactions to Wilson’s observation.
“There’s plenty of kind Christian characters. You’re just picking one out,” comedian Sean Kent wrote.
Kent added, “Anyway wah. Look what the religious right is doing to people in this country today. People should definitely be scared of fanatics who run religious colonies.”
I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. As soon as the David character in “The Last of Us”— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) March 11, 2023
started reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain. Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?
“Indeed, making Christians the bad guy in the show is the norm, nowadays,” one user wrote in agreement with Wilson.
Another user wrote, “Maybe if extremist Christians stopped being likely to be horrible people, extremist Christians would stop being portrayed as horrible people.”
Writer Isaac Goodwin wrote that “Hollywood just doesn’t know how to portray a genuine Christ follower.”
“Any born again Christian knows David was not a true Christian. I agree it would be edifying for people, including non-believers, to see true followers of Christ for a change, though. Almost every portrayal is anti-Christ (sic) and not how most followers of Christ truly live,” he continued.