The Last Of Us: Rainn Wilson blasts 'anti-Christian' episode
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The Last of Us has been blasted by comedian and The Office star, Rainn Wilson over its ‘anti-Christian’ episode.
As reported by our friends over at UNILAD, Rain Wilson has slammed Hollywood bias for its continued portrayal of Christianity in movies and TV series, in particular, episode 8 of The Last of Us ‘When we are in Need’.
The scene that has seemingly triggered Wilson to express his frustrations on social media is the sinister David, who was played by Scott Shepherd in the live-action adaptation. David is a vile piece of work, to say the least, and without giving too much away, he has cruel methods to keep his followers in line.
In episode 8, David is also seen quoting the bible, which appears to be some kind of cover to his followers that he’s really a good guy. However, he’s far from it. Rainn is frustrated that a lot of preacher-type characters in Hollywood are portrayed as villains.
“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,” tweeted Rainn. “Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”
I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. As soon as the David character in “The Last of Us”— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) March 11, 2023
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?
While it seems many of Rainn’s followers are in agreement with the belief that there is a bias against Christianity, some offered good examples of faithful characters in Hollywood. Examples include Hershel Greene of The Walking Dead, Denzel Washington’s character in the Book of Eli and even Mel Gibson’s character in Signs.
On the flip side, in terms of evil characters from the top of my head, I can think of the controlling mother in the horror movie Carrie, Nathan Fillion’s Caleb in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Joseph Seed from Far Cry 5, to name but a few.
I'm sure we can pick out loads of characters from both sides of the fence if we look closely enough. In a later tweet, Rainn took aim at Fox News, calling out its bias. Then the comedian stated the fact that he’s not even a Christain.
Also, I’m not even a Christian.— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) March 13, 2023
Religion is certainly a common theme in The Last of Us series and has its place in Part II. So it will be interesting to see how it's portrayed in season two and beyond of the HBO adaptation. Speaking of The Last of Us: Part II, eagle-eyed viewers may have caught a glimpse of Abby in the near-perfect season finale.
The Last of Us TV series is currently available to watch via HBO Max in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK.
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