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Tags: howard stern | the rock | matthew mcconaughey | president

Howard Stern Calls for 'The Rock,' Matthew McConaughey to Check Political Aspirations

Howard Stern Calls for 'The Rock,' Matthew McConaughey to Check Political Aspirations
Actor Dwayne Johnson. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 May 2021 09:32 PM

Satellite radio talk show host Howard Stern is warning Hollywood actors Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Matthew McConaughey to stay out of politics.

Johnson, 49, three days ago said he would consider running for president.

"I do have the goal to unite our country. And I also feel that: If this is what the people want, then I will do that," he told Willie Geist on Yahoo's "Sunday Today."

McConaughey in March told CNN he was thinking about running for Texas governor, telling the news outlet: "I'm looking into now again, what is my leadership role? Because I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What's my category in my next chapter of life that I'm going into?"

Stern said support for either will go away as soon as they make their political opinions known.

"You know what it is with these guys is that they don't understand, once you run for office, you actually have to give an opinion," he said on his radio show Tuesday.

"Like this guy, The Rock — lovely guy, I've met him. He's the most non-controversial human being you'll ever meet." Stern said. 

"People in the military assume The Rock is pro-military. People in the police force believe The Rock is a law and order guy. People who are Trumpy believe The Rock really secretly loves Trump. The people who are liberals are going 'You know what? The Rock is with us."

Once Johnson has to come down on a divisive issue, then "Oops! Suddenly people don't like The Rock," added Stern.

McConaughey, he said, would face the same issue if he was put in a position to talk about gun control or school shootings.

"As soon as he answers that, half of Texas is going to take him and throw him out a window."

Both should try public service before seeking public office, said Stern.

"Call me old fashion, but you've got to do a little public service before you get an important job like the governor,."

McConaughey in 2018 told a crowd at the March for Our Lives event that he supported some gun control measures, according to the Associated Press.

"The two sides (have) got to talk. Because we both agree that there's an epidemic. We both agree something has got to change. So I was for what they were marching for," he said, referring to March for Our Lives, which advocates for responsible gun ownership, "and I wanted to speak to my hometown on the capital of my state Texas' steps. And also talk to the many men and women who I grew up with, I know that had the guns, that owned the guns, and say hey, do we really, where can we reach across the aisle here? Find a compromise for the betterment of all of us?"

McConaughey also mentioned how he had a history of using firearms.

"I've got a lot of friends who are gun owners. I've got a lot of friends who are NRA (National Rifle Association). I grew up hunting. We had responsible gun ownership, but I was taught the right way to respect that tool."

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Satellite radio talk show host Howard Stern is warning Hollywood actors Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Matthew McConaughey to stay out of politics.Johnson, 49, three days ago said he would consider running for president."I do have the goal to unite our country.
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