Hulk Actor Mark Ruffalo declared President Donald Trump to be “public enemy number one.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe actor recently spoke to the British publication The Independent telling them, “Donald Trump is public enemy number one.”
He added, “Everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie. This dude is standing in the way of anything significant happening in the world as far as climate change is concerned.”
Ruffalo then detailed that this perception of President Donald Trump keeps him up at night, “It’s f***ing terrifying and it keeps me up at night.”
The actor then predicts that mass extinctions will soon happen, “Most people don’t realise what’s coming. Countries are freaking out about Syrians coming, a few thousand Syrians. We are approaching mass extinctions, food systems failing, hundreds of millions of displaced people looking for places that are hospitable.”
He then takes issue with half of the political system of the United States and proceeds to invite the world to get involved in the 2020 election, “In my country, half of the political system doesn’t believe in [climate change], in science. I’m inviting the rest of the world to get involved in our next election, because the fate of the world is in the f***ing balance. And you can print that.”
Ruffalo doesn’t take issue with just Donald Trump and the Republican party, he takes issue with Hollywood culture, the culture he’s been apart of for over 30 years.
“It’s like Joaquin Phoenix was saying at the Baftas, this is systemic and it has to start with us. Yes, we are… actors shouldn’t be flying around in private jets. We don’t have to do that. It’s going to take some sacrifice, we all have to be a little bit uncomfortable… you can no longer think, ‘It’s just about me.’ You have to see that it has impact in all other directions.”
It wasn’t just about actors flying planes around the country either, he described Hollywood culture as a “homogenous culture of white supremacy.” And like I said Ruffalo has been part of this culture since 1989, where he starred as Michael Dunne in CBS Summer Playhouse.
“So yes, Hollywood, it is systemic, but it’s like asking a fish about water. They’ve been swimming in it their whole lives. This is a hundred years of a certain culture, starting with vilifying Native Americans in film and making them the villains for years and years, moving to black people and villainising them and then a homogenous culture of white supremacy, really. And until we start, consciously as a whole industry, making those changes – that includes actors also saying, ‘Hey, we need diversity on our sets,’ – it’s not going to change. It’s just passing the buck.”
Ruffalo is no stranger to making inflammatory and controversial statements. Back in December he called for an “economic revolution.” The reason being, “capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.”
It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future. https://t.co/OnNm6CYrWK
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 1, 2019
Interestingly enough back in 2011, Ruffalo said he believed in capitalism, “I actually believe in Capitalism, silly. It’s corporatocracy plutocracy that I have a problem with. You sling mud that is all.”
@sarahbellumd I actually believe in Capitalism, silly. It’s corpratocracy plutocracy that I have a problem with. You sling mud that is all.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 18, 2011
He would add, “I think you have it all wrong. It is not about anti Capitalism it is about Corporate and Political corruption. Research it more.”
@Da11asdaddy I think you have it all wrong. It is not about anti Capitalism it is about Corporate and Political corruption. Research it more
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 21, 2011
By 2012, he was calling for an “evolutionary reconstruction” of capitalism.
America Beyond Capitalism: An “Evolutionary Reconstruction” of the System Is Necessary and Possible http://t.co/M0UmFxDE
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) July 29, 2012
In April 2019, Ruffalo joined the call for Hollywood to boycott the state of Georgia over the passage of a pro-life bill.
Ruffalo currently stars as Robert Bilott in Dark Waters. He’s rumored to reprise his role as Bruce Banner in the upcoming She-Hulk series and he will give voice to the Hulk in the upcoming Disney Plus animated series What If…?
What do you make of Ruffalo’s comments? Do you agree with him? Or do you think he’s totally off his rocker?