Speaking real truth to real power:
The actor, who identifies as a libertarian, said “dishonesty” and “double standards” frustrate him the most. Accordingly, there are certain things that left-leaning comedians like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can say, but not others, he said.
“Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a c**t—and I’ll go one better, a f***ing useless c**t—I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it,” Oldman said.
“It’s our culture now, absolutely. At the Oscars, if you didn’t vote for ’12 Years a Slave,’ you were a racist. You have to be very careful about what you say,” he continued. “I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn’t share, but it’s not like I’m a fascist or a racist. There’s nothing like that in my history.”