Former Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, known as “Gunny” to his many fans, has appeared in more than 60 movies, hosted an award-winning TV show for the past nine years and now says Hollywood has “blackballed” him for being a “conservative.”
Ermey made the charge during a recent interview with Fox 411, the news network’s entertainment portal.
Despite voting for President Obama in 2008, Ermey believes he has been passed over by Hollywood because of his views.
Ermey stressed, “I’m an Independent, but I said something bad about the president. I had something unsavory to say about the president’s administration, and even though I did vote for him the first time around, I was blackballed,” Ermey said to Fox.
The typically jovial Ermey continued his rant about being excluded, “Do you realize I have not done a movie in five to six years? Why? Because I was totally blackballed by the… liberals in Hollywood,” he added.
TheBlaze reached out to Ermey for additional information on this story.
Ermey told TheBlaze he has never campaigned for a political candidate. Additionally, his 2008 vote for Obama may be related to Ermey’s lack of appreciation for Sen. John McCain and the senator’s refusal to support name change for the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marines.
On the topic of Hollywood “blackballing” the gunnery sergeant, we wondered if his busy schedule would even have time for Ermey to take on a major role in a feature film.
We were told, “for the right movie,” he would “make time.”
Watch the “Fox and Friends” interview with Ermey, promoting the new season of his Outdoor Channel show, “GunnyTime.”
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