‘The Office’ Star Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) Calls Out Hollywood & ‘The Last Of Us’ For Negative Portrayal Of Christianity

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If you’re still catching up on The Last Of Us, you might want to scroll on through… we’re gonna get into some spoilers.

The smash hit has been one of the most popular shows on television this year, originally based on a video game that was released back in 2013. And if you played the game, you know that they stuck pretty loyally to the script of the game, which is regarded as one of the best video games ever created.

Needless to say, that success has translated to the show starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as the main characters, Joel & Ellie.

If you’re completely caught up, you were introduced to David, the villainous “pastor” that turned out to be a cannibal, in Episode Eight.

With that being said, one star actor wasn’t afraid to call out Hollywood’s negative portrayal of Christians in film ahead of the season finale this past weekend.

And it’s no other than The Office’s Dwight Schrute, whose real name is Rainn Wilson.

Wilson took to Twitter to voice his opinion of Hollywood’s portrayal of Christianity, tweeting out:

“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. As soon as the David character in ‘The Last of Us’ started reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain.

Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”

He elaborated further saying that of course, not all self-proclaimed Christians are saints, but by in large, his experience tells him that most Christians are “loving and kind”:

This is also coming from a non-bias opinion, as Wilson and his family openly practice the Baha’i Faith. He even hosts a podcast for the community, called the Baha’i Blogcast. 

But I think just about anybody who watched the episode of The Last of Us knew that David was going to turn out to be someone evil.

A handful of other folks agreed, while others claimed, “we lost Dwight Schrute.”

Although actors have typically shied away from calling out Hollywood’s portrayal of Christianity, Matthew McConaughey has also opened up about the issue in the past, as he shared in an interview with Joe Rogan:

“I have had moments where I was on stage receiving an award in front of my peers in Hollywood, and there were people in the crowd that I have prayed with before dinners many times, and when I thanked God.

I saw some of those people go to clap, but then notice that, ‘This is gonna be a bad thing on my resume’ and then sit back on their hands.”

In the interview, he was discussing his acceptance speech where he thanked God at the 86th Oscars back in 2014:

Rainn also recently called into question whether or not teams in the NFL were colluding against Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is looking for a long-term deal with guaranteed money.

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