(TheFreedomFlag.com)- It’s not often you see actors stand up for sanity when the whole work has gone woke, but actor and producer Denzel Washington just came out in defense of America’s police officers and stood firmly against the “Defund the Police” movement that Democrats pushed throughout 2020.
During an interview with Yahoo Entertainment on Wednesday, Washington also slammed the riots that came in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the summer.
“I have the utmost respect for what police do, for what our soldiers do, [people] that sacrifice their lives,” he said. “I just don’t care for people that put those kinds of people down.”
Washington added that if it wasn’t for soldiers and police officers, people “would not have the freedom to complain about what they do.”
The interview is likely to stir controversy, as Washington’s Hollywood career is still very much active. He has a new movie, “The Little Things,” that was just released over the weekend. Washington plays a police officer in the film, something he has done a dozen times before.
The legendary actor has also played a soldier in previous movies.
A black Hollywood actor who doesn’t hate the police? CNN will probably have something to say about that…
During the Yahoo interview, Washington explained how his appreciation for the nation’s police forces came from the time he took a ride-along with officers while preparing for “Ricochet” in 1991.
“I went out on a call with a sergeant,” he said. “We got a call of a man outside his house with a rifle that was distraught. We pulled up and did a U-turn past the house and came up short of the house. And he told me to sit in the car, which I was gonna do. I wasn’t getting out. He got out, as he got out, another car came screaming up and two young people jumped out screaming. As it turned out, it was their grandfather.”
Denzel described how the police officer remained calm and defused the situation.
“But it showed me in an instant how they can lose their life. He didn’t overreact. He could’ve pulled his gun out and shot the people that came up driving real fast. He could have shot the old man that was distraught and a bit confused,” he added.
“But in an instant,” Washington said, “it taught me, and I never forgot it, what our law enforcement people have to deal with moment to moment, second to second.”
I wonder what AOC has to say about that?
In response to the interview, Washington received an outpouring of support from non-radical-leftists online.
One Twitter user reminded the world of a time when Washington once intervened to help a homeless man who was being interviewed by the police and helped keep the situation calm while the man was arrested safely.
Denzel Washington is one of the stand-up guys in Hollywood. He walks the walk. Here he’s intervening to help a homeless man who is being questioned by police. Denzel kept things cool & the man was arrested safely. Denzel is a great person! pic.twitter.com/1npQBsqcvJ
— 10% for the Big Guy (@Phrygian0) May 28, 2020
Wouldn’t it be great to hear more of this from Hollywood stars?