Known as one of the celebrities who isn’t scared to speak out, Samuel L. Jackson accused Donald Trump of “ruining the planet,” he said in an interview with Esquire.
He also called on fellow Americans to be unafraid and stand up for their beliefs.
“This motherf—er is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy s–t,” Jackson said. “If you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit.”
“And I wouldn’t give a f–k if I was a garbageman and I had a Twitter account, I’d tweet that s–t out,” the 70-year-old actor continued. “I’m not thinking about who I am and what my job is when I do that s–t.”
Jackson dismissed fans who stopped supporting him because of his opposition to Trump. He the losses aren’t going to stop his checks, although he’s an actor he still believes he has the choice to talk about what impacts him.
“Some of this s–t does affect me, because if we don’t have health care, s–t, and my relatives get sick, they’re going to call my rich ass,” he added. “I want them to have health care. I want them to be able to take care of themselves. This is how I feel. And I count to one hundred some days before I hit ‘send,’ because I know how that s–t is.”
Jackson reflected on his youth growing up during segregation, and compared Trump to “all those a–holes” who thought Blacks were not equal.
“I don’t think I was ever angry about it,” he said. “I’m angrier now about it than I was then just because I see these guys and I know these are the same guys: Trump and all those a–holes, Mitch McConnell. But they’re the same f—ing guys. And when I hear their voices, I hear the same voices.
“There was no doubt about where they stood, that you were never going to be their equal and, if possible, they were going to make sure you never had as much s–t as they had,” he added.