Clint Eastwood Talks Same-Sex Marriage, 'Obama Chair Speech' With Ellen
Says: 'Leave everybody alone!"
September 18 2012 3:19 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
Although the Republican platform approved at the recent convention firmly stated that it would bring back DADT and ban abortions and same-sex marriage, people who supposedly support the GOP continue to come out saying they are not quite in agreement with that idea. Take, for example, 82-year-old Clint Eastwood. He made a big splash at the Tampa RNC when he spoke to an empty chair onstage during a long rambling "introduction" to presidential candidate Romney. Now he sat there on Ellen DeGeneres's loveseat and firmly proclaimed that marriage equality is "a part of the libertarian idea: Leave everybody alone!" While that's not necessarily an endorsement, it's also not in agreement with the Republican ticket. And it's not the first time he was outspoken on the topic. While promoting J. Edgar last year, Eastwood told GQ: "I don't give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of...Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want." This month, he's on the cover of Esquire.
Thank god he didn't didn't shy away from talking to Ellen about the "Obama chair speech," saying: "The Democrats who were watching thought I was going senile, and the Republicans knew I was."
Now that is a capricious old coot. Watch the clip below.