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Actor Jared Leto Praised While Matthew McConaughey Attacked For Thanking God


The media praised Actor Jared Leto for his acceptance speech after winning Best Supporting Actor, but Matthew McConaughey was railed. Why, you might ask?

Jared Leto told the story of his mother who was a high school dropout and single mother, but worked tirelessly to provide him a better life. Time magazine had only praise for Jared Leto today.

Leto won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transgender diagnosed with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club” on March 2, a role that Newsbusters.org previously explored. Consequently, he also played the gay lover of Greek hero Alexander in the self-titled movie.

When he earned his award, Leto first thanked his mother:

In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she manage to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say ‘I love you mom, thank you for teaching me to dream.

Leto also spoke about those who “lost the battle to AIDS” and “dreamers” in the Ukraine and Venezuela, whom President Obama will allow to be killed after encouraging them. Never mind that particular hypocrisy, we are moving along.

In Time magazine, Isaac Guzmán said the acceptance speech was “amazing.” Meanwhile, Guzman attacked Matthew McConaughey in Time and mocked him for thanking God during his speech, even if it received a fraction of the media’s attention that was given to Leto.

“What exactly did he mean by all that?” Time wrote. “After winning for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyer’s Club, Matthew McConaughey launched into a semi-bizarre tale about his inner life.”

Is this really where Hollywood wants to be in a nation still predominantly made up of Christians? Even in the face of overwhelming evidence that their way doesn’t work — like, say, the recent death of Seymour Philip Hoffman that added to a long list of struggling, Godless junkies — Hollywood still mocks the beliefs of those who live lifestyles that are far more healthy.

Both acceptance speeches were, in fact, slightly awkward. That’s to be expected, of course, because it is Hollywood. Both speeches were inspirational in their own way, and should have been praised for their own contribution. However, because one fit a narrative, the liberal media praised it up and down. I just used Time as an example, but it was a widespread media reaction, as MediaResearchCenter.com pointed out.

Just to offer further evidence, Heritage Foundation put up Leto’s speech today that was accompanied by an article that focused on the values within his speech.

The Oscars have forced them to remove the video from the Web.

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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