McConaughey: Redskins' Logo Shouldn't Change
Plus, he says, he knows Native Americans who don't mind the name
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2014 9:58 AM CDT
In this June 19, 2014 file photo, Matthew McConaughey arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – In case you were waiting to choose a side in the battle over the Washington Redskins' name until Matthew McConaughey made his opinion known, well, he has. In a new interview with GQ, McConaughey—a Redskins fan from the age of 4, despite having grown up in Texas—notes, "We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, 'No, gotta change it'? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I know a lot of Native Americans don't have a problem with it, but they're not going to say, 'No, we really want the name.' That's not how they're going to use their pulpit."

And he personally just likes the logo, he adds. "I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it's in the court of public opinion, it's going to change. I wish it wouldn't, but it will." (Sadly for McConaughey, he does not win out as co-star Kate Hudson's favorite on-screen kiss.)
 

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