Former The Office star Rainn Wilson says there’s an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood after The Last Of Us episode 8 turns Bible-reading character into a ‘horrible villain’
A former star of The Office, Rainn Wilson, has said there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood after in episode 8 of The Last Of Us, a character who reads the Bible was turned into a “horrible villain”.
In the episode, the main character Ellie encounters a group of survivors led by David (played by Scott Shepherd), a “cult leader cannibal who keeps quoting the Bible,” according to the episode. daily wire.
Former The Office star Rainn Wilson wrote of the character on Twitter: “I think there’s an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood.
“As soon as David’s character on ‘The Last of Us’ started reading the Bible, I knew he was going to make a horrible villain. Could there be a Bible-reading coat rack on a show that’s really loving and kind?
The tweet comes amid the controversy surrounding this year’s Oscars, with many criticizing the awards for not being “diverse enough” and Best Actress winner Jamie Lee Curtis urging the Academy to consider categories. genderless performance.
Former The Office star Rainn Wilson (pictured) said there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood after The Last Of Us episode 8 turned a Bible-reading character into a “horrible villain”.
In the episode, main character Ellie encounters a group of survivors led by David (played by Scott Shepherd), a ‘cult leader cannibal who keeps quoting the Bible’ (pictured: Scott Shepherd as David in The Last Of Us)
Many Twitter users agreed with Wilsons’ tweet. One said that “defamation of Christianity” had become one of Hollywood’s main “unoriginal and tired” clichés, and another added that casting Christians as bad guys on a show was the norm today.
Mr Wilson’s My Super Ex-Girlfriend cast mate Stelio Savante expressed his agreement with the actor, saying he agrees with him ‘wholeheartedly’ adding: ‘But unfortunately, Christophobia and Christophobic sentiment are alive and well in our industry’.
The popular show, based on a video game of the same name, sees Ellie kill David in self-defense after he tries to rape her.
One commenter pointed out that David was not actually a pastor in the video game: ‘As soon as the pastor started reading the Bible, I knew it was going to be horrible. I was like “look at that guy being David the creepy cannibal from the video game”. And then it was David. Shocked. Surprised. I’ve never seen it before. He was not a pastor in the video game.
The television version of David also revealed that he was not a Christian, something one Twitter user said was “the most interesting thing about this on the show” from a Christian perspective.
Others also criticized naming the character David. Writer Isaac Goodwin said: ‘Hollywood doesn’t know how to portray a true follower of Christ.
Any born again Christian knows that David was not a true Christian.
Mr. Wilson’s criticism of “anti-Christian bias in Hollywood” may surprise his followers, as he is an outspoken leftist on Twitter who tweets about things like climate change awareness.
In November, the 57-year-old changed his name on his social media platforms to ‘Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson’, explaining on Twitter: ‘As the ice caps melt, the risk increases across the world, including the extreme weather events that affect us all.
“So, as a cheap little trick to help save Planet Earth, I changed my name on Twitter, Instagram and even on my fancy writing paper… because I’m an arctic venture name changer, which is going to be a game changer.
“Our mission at Arctic Basecamp is to raise awareness of the global risks of climate change in the Arctic – this is not only bad news for the Arctic, but for us as well.”
‘That’s why I changed my name, and you should too, to help tell world leaders and influencers that we must act now.
“So I’m reaching out to you and a lot of people in show business to change their names.”