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Geico Fired Me Because of Obama Criticism, Actor Says

Monday, 27 Aug 2012 11:45 AM

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In Hollywood, you pay the price if you don’t toe the liberal line, according to an actor who was fired by Geico after he criticized President Barack Obama, TMZ.com reported.

Marine Corps veteran R. Lee Ermey played a former drill sergeant in a popular Geico commercial, where he called a sobbing man a “jackwagon” before throwing a box of tissues at him.



Ermey has appeared in films such as "Full Metal Jacket," “Mississippi Burning,” and “Leaving Las Vegas,” and voiced characters in the “Toy Story” films and “Family Guy.”

In 2010, he said the Obama administration was trying to "impose socialism" on the American people and was "destroying the country."

He apologized at the time but told TMZ News recently that Geico fired him, saying, "If you're a conservative in this town, you better watch out."



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