Actor Adam B. Baldwin, best known for playing Richard Simmons on HBO’s “True Detective,” on Wednesday spoke out against the term “white supremacist” in a tweet.
Baldwin has a history of defending white supremacy, including during a radio interview with the Los Angeles Times in October 2017, when he said, “You’re going to see the same white people doing the same things.
And that is not who we are as a nation.
That is not what we stand for.
We don’t want to offend anybody. “
When asked about the term during a New York City radio interview, Baldwin said, “(It’s) a little too harsh, to be honest with you.
We don’t want to offend anybody.
We’re not trying to hurt anybody.””
I don’t do that.”””
I don t know who you’re talking about, but I am not going on a white nationalist website, or anything like that.
I don’t do that.””
It’s a term that I find very offensive.
I mean, we are not going back to the 1950s or the 1930s.
I’m not trying t get my head around it.
I am a white person.
I was born in 1947, so I have more than 100 years of experience.
I think people ought to be able to use it and not use it as a pejorative, but when you talk about, ‘Oh, white people are evil,’ well that just is not the way that we are.
We are not that way.
I can understand it being used, but at the same time, you know, that word, I don t understand that word.
I believe it is offensive, and I think it’s dangerous.
I really do.
But I don- I think that when you say ‘white supremacy,’ you need to be careful.”
In his Twitter message, Baldwin went on to note that, while he does not believe in “white supremacy,” he did not use the term to describe his politics.
“White people are not evil.
That’s the word.
It’s not a pejeor,” Baldwin tweeted.
“It’s just a word that is being used to describe people that are not white.
That does not make them bad.”
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