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Jon Bernthal Has A Clear Message For The Alt-Right

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, January 04 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Jon Bernthal Has A Clear Message For The Alt-Right

"Fuck them."

Source: Esquire

Esquire Magazine did a big interview recently with Jon Bernthal, star of Netflix's Marvel's The Punisher. The deep dive touches on his run-ins with the law, his three rescue dogs, and time spent acting in Russia. He also goes into his uncertainty in playing a character so gun-obsessed as The Punisher.

"I'm a gun owner," Bernthal told me one afternoon in Ojai. "I have a gun in my house to keep my family safe. I'm trained in that gun's use. I know how to keep it away from my kids, and I know how to use it if I need to."

He then went on about the cowardice of the people with absolute positions on both ends of the issue.

"Should there be a way that a guy with mental issues like the asshole in Texas can't get guns? Absolutely. We have to have a dialogue, and that's not happening."

The interviewer, Stephen Rodrick, noted that the Punisher's symbol is emblazoned on some soldiers' helmets in Iraq.

"I feel honored to play a guy who people putting their life on the line identify with," Bernthal said.

Rodrick mentioned that alt-right protesters at the white-supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia also wore the symbol, to which Bernthal had a simple response.

"Fuck them."

If any alt-righters take issue with this sentiment, Bernthal himself is no stranger to violence, having been brawling since he was a child and breaking his nose 14 times. Just remember that The Punisher takes no prisoners.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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