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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

(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."

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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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