People are criticizing Matthew McConaughey after he accused the ‘illiberal Left’ of ‘patronizing’ Trump voters

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  • People on social media are calling out Matthew McConaughey after the actor accused liberals of being "patronizing" to Trump supporters. 
  • During his appearance on Russell Brand's podcast "Under the Skin" last week, McConaughey didn't hold back in his criticism of left-leaning people. 
  • "There are a lot [of people] on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize, and are arrogant towards the other 50%," the "Dallas Buyers Club" actor said. 
  • On Twitter, people called the actor a "privileged white man."
  • "Turns out this whole time Matthew McConaughey was saying alt-right alt-right alt-right," one Twitter user wrote.
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Matthew McConaughey accused liberals of being "patronizing" towards Trump supporters, and people on Twitter are calling out the "Dallas Buyers Club" actor for his statement. 

McConaughey appeared on an episode of Russell Brand's podcast "Under the Skin" on Tuesday, and talked with Brand about the state of American politics. 

"There are a lot [of people] on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize, and are arrogant towards that other 50%," McConaughey said when asked about people's response to the 2020 election. 

And according to McConaughey, it was this attitude that caused some liberals to be "in absolute denial" about Donald Trump's 2016 victory — much like the Trump supporters who are now also "in denial" about Joe Biden's victory in the recent 2020 presidential election. 

McConaughey's remarks garnered a significant amount of backlash on Twitter, with people calling the actor "privileged" and accusing him of being equally condescending toward the left.

Others referenced McConaughey's past film roles in their criticisms of the actor. 

The backlash comes after the "True Detective" actor revealed last month that he was open to the idea of running for governor of Texas. 

"I mean, that wouldn't be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me," McConaughey said in an interview with talk-show host Hugh Hewitt. 

"I would say this: Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested," he added. 

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