Clint Eastwood Slams Political Correctness

Actor Clint Eastwood sees nothing funny about political correctness.

The "Dirty Harry" actor told Germany’s Der Spiegel that modern society lives in a state of fear over the possibility of being labeled racist for telling jokes based on ethnicity or nationality.

"People have lost their sense of humor," he told the magazine. "In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth otherwise you will be insulted as a racist.

"I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a ‘Sam the Jew’ or ‘Jose the Mexican’ — but we didn’t think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.

"I don’t want to be politically correct. We’re all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything."

© 2009 Newsmax

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