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Reacher Star Alan Ritchson Calls Donald Trump a 'Rapist'
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By Anthony Haddad
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April 12, 2024

Actor Alan Ritchson ("Reacher"), right, condemns former President Donald Trump and his Christian supporters. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Alan Ritchson, best known for his role as Jack Reacher in the Amazon Prime Video series “Reacher,” didn’t hold back his thoughts on former  President Donald Trump or his strong support from Christians.

“Trump is a rapist and a con man, and yet the entire Christian church seems to treat him like he’s their poster child and it’s unreal. I don’t understand it,” Ritchson said.

Ritchson himself identifies as a Christian, and his mother is Catholic. In the interview, he also touched on broader issues within the Catholic Church, expressing concern about ongoing scandals involving misconduct by clergy members.

“I can’t for one second support the Catholic Church while there are still cardinals, bishops, and priests being passed around with known pedophilic tendencies,” he said.

Ritchson’s comments reflect a larger conversation about the intersection of religion, politics, and morality. His perspective highlights the complexities and contradictions that can arise when public figures, including political leaders, are embraced by religious communities despite controversial or unethical behavior.

The Reaction from the Left and Right

 


Right-wing responders to Ritchson are criticizing him. Breitbart’s tweet labeled his comments as “Not smart.” Some are suggesting that this could end Ritchson’s career and others vowed not to watch his acting work.

Conversely, there’s support and praise from progressives.

His Acting Role to Real Life

Ritchson continues to engage with themes of justice and morality in his portrayal of Jack Reacher, a character known for his strong sense of right and wrong. The popular Amazon Prime Video adaptation has garnered attention for its action-packed storytelling and Ritchson’s portrayal of the iconic loner.

As discussions around faith, politics, and societal values evolve, voices like Ritchson’s contribute to a broader dialogue about the role of belief systems in shaping individual perspectives and cultural norms. Whether in the realm of entertainment or real-world discourse, such conversations invite reflection on the responsibilities and challenges faced by individuals and institutions in navigating moral and ethical terrain.

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