The Last of Us has finished its first season and the HBO series has achieved a top spot for the best video game adaptation ever, with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey being praised for their work.
However, actor Rainn Wilson, best known for playing Dwight on The Office, criticized episode 8, the penultimate, titled When we are in needwhich presents a tyrannical and abusive preacher named David as a villain.
Wilson did not like the portrait painted by the HBO production at all.
What the ‘The Office’ Actor Said About ‘The Last of Us’
“I think Hollywood has an anti-Christian bias.. As for the character of David in The Last of Us started reading the bible, i knew he was going to be a horrible villain. Could there be a preacher reading the Bible in a really thoughtful and kind series?” Wilson wrote on Twitter.
And immediately the controversy began The Last of Us Evidence of Hollywood’s “Anti-Christian Bias”?
Wilson is not promoting any right-wing agenda. He also tweeted: “Here’s a couple of funny things about anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. my opinion tweet [sobre ‘The Last of Us’] was chosen as the cover story by Fox News. This is partiality. An organization created as a corporate front to create divisions for the sole purpose of profit based on the outrage of the culture war. Print it.”
And he continued: “Besides, I’m not even a Christian. Of course, it is true that the evangelical/political coalition is doing a lot of damage to our country.. Banning books, banning freedoms, denying inconvenient science, adopting a grotesque anti-LGBTQ+ platform… But Most Christians I know are kind, tolerant, and loving. and try to make the world a better place. They should be honored by the media as well.”
How the Religious Community Responded to Rainn Wilson
Christian leaders agreed with Wilson in comments, with LIBRE Initiative Chairman Daniel Garza responding: “The defamation of Christianity has become the least original and most hackneyed cliché in the plots of films and series of television. Its prevalence is much more than a prejudice against an entire people, its intent is to undermine faith and position the laity as the only ones with altruistic intentions”.
Wilson is a member of Bahaism, a monotheistic religion whose adherents follow the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.its prophet and founder, whom they consider a Messenger of God for the present time.
the actor of The office He previously told the site Religion Unplugged that his religion is all about coming together regardless of faith.
“No matter what your belief system is, we can come together and pray,” Wilson said. “We have Jews, born-again Christians and agnostics who bring a poem. Sometimes we do a very simple meditation and read some Baha’i prayers and some passages from the Bible and the Koran.”
Other criticisms of “The Last of Us”
Conservative presenter Ben Shapiro had already criticized The Last of Us for including a topic queer in the third episode, with Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman. Shapiro called the series “Brokeback Zombie Farm” in reference to the movie “Brokeback Mountain”.
“It’s about two gay guys who meet and have a relationship where one grows strawberries for the other and then they die instead of being killed by zombies”Shapiro said. “It’s very well produced and shot. However, here’s the problem with Brokeback Zombie Farm: It’s a series of zombies. There are no zombies in the entire episode. There are no zombies in a zombie show. This is noteworthy. It literally has nothing to do with the plot of the show.”
“Father Stu” star Mark Wahlberg also spoke out about the “anti-Christian bias in Hollywood” cited by fellow actor Wilson, and said he is determined to devote the rest of his career to telling faith-based stories. . The controversy is open.
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