Famed British actor Michael Caine said he voted for his country's departure from the European Union — aka Brexit — last summer because of "freedom."
"I'd rather be a poor master than a rich servant," the 84-year-old actor told Sky News, adding that "politics is always chaotic" and that things will settle down.
"In politics, you're always going into areas you've never been before," Caine told the outlet, "so you're going to get lost and then you're going to find your way, and then it'll be all right."
It may come as something of a shock, but Caine's stance on Brexit has angered a bunch of liberals who desperately want the nation to stay in the EU — one even wished death upon the actor.
"Shame Michael Caine didn't die a bit sooner, save him the hassle of trying to understand why Brexit is a load of s**t. Poor auld c***," one Twitter user reacted.
Others didn't go quite that far, but still let their displeasure be known:
Michael Caine is clearly senile.— Dr. Jami Rogers (@Dr. Jami Rogers)1491512577.0
Michael Caine: "Freedom"? To do what? For whom? I just lost my freedom to study, work and live across a continent.— Dr. Christian DeFeo | #StayAtHome (@Dr. Christian DeFeo | #StayAtHome)1491482110.0
84 yr-old rich bloke says he's okay if the country gets poor//Sir Michael Caine: Brexit 'was about freedom' https://t.co/S3gRrCuDT4— Jasmina (@Jasmina)1491442437.0
Michael Caine says Brexit about "freedom" Excellent. I've a bag full of ahem "freedom" here. I'll trade it for your economy & kids' future— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@Dr Mike Galsworthy)1491467319.0
Of course, Caine — whose latest movie "Going in Style" has him combining forces with Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin — had his supporters as well.
That very rare thing, a man worthy of his knighthood. https://t.co/5oS9rQNDIE— Andrew Lawrence, next show: No clue (@Andrew Lawrence, next show: No clue)1491466320.0
(H/T: Heat Street)