‘We get cancelled’: ‘Reacher’ actor says he lost job for being unvaxxed, conservatives a target in Hollywood

Matthew Marsden, an actor on the Amazon Prime series “Reacher,” revealed in tweets posted last week that he recently lost a gig because of his refusal to get vaccinated.

The announcement didn’t necessarily come as a surprise, given as he’s been vocal about his opposition to COVID diktats and mandates.

“One of the reasons I spoke out on Twitter is because I saw that people felt like they didn’t have a say. I am aware of the risks involved and I appreciate the dms supporting me. I lost a job last week because I am unvaccinated and I will not lie about it,” he tweeted last Thursday.

“If more people stood up … In Hollywood, or any other profession and said ‘ no’ then these vaccine mandates would have gone away. It is the same on twitter. The trolls know they can push you around. It is never going to end. No one forces you to post politically. Your choice,” he added.


In an additional tweet posted two days later, he added that when conservatives speak out in Hollywood, they’re immediately canceled.

Conversely, he continued, leftists like Mark Ruffalo, Ron Perlman, and Mark Penn are allowed to spew the most vile garbage, yet they’re left untouched.

“Conservatives in Hollywood speak up against tyranny, and we get cancelled. The phone stops ringing. That’s all they have to do. Ruffalo, Pearlman and Penn say all kinds of stuff and nothing happens to them. In fact, they will be sought out because of their ‘brave stances,'” he tweeted.

Perlman, whose last name Marsden misspelled, is a particularly nasty figure. After the Supreme Court ruled this summer in favor of the Second Amendment as per a case out of New York, Perlman wrote that the Second Amendment was “for whites only.”

Earlier this year, he likewise called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a popular Republican, a “Nazi piece of s–t” over the then-just-signed Parental Rights in Education bill.

In one final tweet, Marsden blasted his fellow conservative actors for not sticking together against the censorious, cancel-culture-loving left.

“The fact is that conservatives that speak out are not supported by their “ team”. You get cancelled, it’s on you. You get attacked on the left, and your team rushes to help you. Financially. Morally. With PR. This is why more don’t speak out. We abandon our own. It has to change,” he wrote.

Look at the second half of the tweets below:

Predictably, Marsden’s legitimate complaints provoked mockery and derision from leftists, who claimed nobody wants to hire him because he’s a bad actor.

“I had to look up who you even were lol I doubt it’s cause you’re conservative… it’s more so because you’re a bad actor..,” one left-wing critic tweeted.

However, Hollywood’s bias against conservatives has long been known. Two years ago, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. told Variety magazine that his support of then-President Donald Trump had ruined his own career.

“I had to sell everything … I had to pay all my debts. I was blacklisted. All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids. It’s been terrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a disgrace. It’s tough, because if you’re in that environment in Hollywood and you have something to say that they don’t like, they’re going to let you know,” he said.

The same thing happened years earlier to outspoken, staunch conservative actor James Woods, who retired from acting in 2017 after being blacklisted himself.

“Just weeks after James Woods said he was blacklisted in Hollywood because of his conservative views, the Oscar-nominated actor said he was retiring from the industry,” Fox News reported at the time.


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