Hungarians Slam ‘Soros Puppet’ George Clooney For Suggesting PM Spreads 'Hate'
Far-left actor faces backlash for 'foolish' comments
Far-left actor George Clooney has been hit with a massive backlash from Hungarian politicians and conservative journalists after he suggested the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, spread “anger and hate."
Clooney, 59, spoke ahead of the release of a new post-apocalyptic film on Netflix.
“We weren’t in the middle of a pandemic when [making the film], but there were still all these other elements, these elements of how much hate and anger all of us are experiencing in this moment of history, all over the world."
“Go to [President Jair] Bolsonaro in Brazil, or [Prime Minister Viktor] Orbán in Hungary. Look around: lots of anger and hate. [The film] takes place in 2049," he said.
"If you played it out, this could very well be what our reality is if that kind of hate is allowed to fester.”
Clooney's remarks did not go down well in Hungary, where Orbán’s anti-mass migration and multiculturalism Fidesz party is widely supported.
Various Hungarian politicians branding the actor as an “imbecile” while suggesting he “could not find Hungary on a map, even with technological help.”
The Hungarian government’s official spokesmen, Tamas Menczer, said Clooney's comments were “foolish,” but “nobody should treat him like a global political oracle.”
“Let’s just say Viktor Orbán doesn’t have sleepless nights because George Clooney talks nonsense about him,” he added in a Facebook post.
A spokesman for the country’s Government Information Center, Örs Farkas, said:
“There has been a dispute between [George] Soros and the Hungarian government over immigration for years, so [Geroge] Soros uses every opportunity to attack the Hungarian government."
"It is quite frustrating that there are actors, even non-political actors, who carry out such political intent for Soros,” he remarked.
Tamas Deutsch, a founder-member of Fidesz and an elected Member of the European Parliament, dismissed Clooney as an “American imposter talking bulls**t about [our] homeland.”
Clooney has denied any connections to George Soros but later admitted he met with the billionaire globalist at a United Nations meeting.
“I would be ashamed not to speak out publicly against the kind of authoritarianism with which the Orban regime controls the media, subjects companies to draconian tax rules and silences the free press,” he said.
Clooney's comments come after Orbán called Soros "the most corrupt man in the world," condemning the far-left financier's efforts to create a “European empire” under the guise of a global open society.
Orbán responded to an article by Soros published in Project Syndicate where the billionaire attacks Hungary and Poland for vetoing the proposed €1.15 trillion seven-year budget by the European Union.