Hollywood execs at HBO have never shied away from dark themes and characters.
But they crossed a line with this star from The Office on a new show.
Now Rainn Wilson has hit HBO with one disturbing claim about their new hit show.
Hollywood keeps churning out the same old tired story lines—with increasingly dark and anti-Christian themes.
Anti-Christian bias in Hollywood is nothing new.
But now The Office actor Rainn Wilson is calling out HBO for taking it to a sickening new level on the popular new series The Last of Us.
The post-apocalyptic series is based on a namesake video game, and features a group of cannibals led by a preacher who uses Bible verses to justify the group’s gruesome actions.
Rainn Wilson, who portrayed Dwight Schrute on The Office, took to Twitter to complain about the predictable Hollywood plot device.
Predictable preacher character
“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” Wilson wrote in a Twitter post. “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?”
Not only was the preacher in The Last of Us leading a band of cannibals, in the last episode he also attempted to rape the show’s protagonist—a young girl named Ellie.
Wilson’s criticism struck a nerve.
Medium writer Sean Kernan also noted that the show’s approach was beyond the pale.
“I lean left but Last of Us still made me roll my eyes quite a few times with its Hollywood nonsense. Had to stop watching,” Kernan admitted in a tweet that was widely reported, but has since disappeared.
The fact that Hollywood execs on Last of Us have raised the ire of Wilson, and others who aren’t even close to being conservatives, is telling of just how far off course they’ve gone.
Twitter users slam HBO & Hollywood for “tired cliches” and failing to portray latino Christians
“Defamation of Christianity has become the most unoriginal and tired cliches in movie/TV series storylines,” Daniel Garza wrote when he retweeted Wilson’s post.
“It’s prevalence is much more than a bias against an entire people, it is meant to undermine faith and position the secular-minded as only ones with altruistic intentions,” the LIBRE Initiative president added.
“Devoted Christians are rarely represented by Hollywood and never as [the] hero in the story,” Garza added. “For Latinos it’s worse. There’s approximately 16-17 million Latino Evangelicals in [the] USA. I’m talking millions. Outside of faith films, you won’t see this common archetype represented in Hollywood—ever.”
Clearly, Hollywood wants to portray American culture in one specific way—and it doesn’t have anything to do with reflecting reality.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.