The reaction to Matthew McConaughey’s remarks on social media was not entirely kind. Some were critical or even angry at how he thanked God for his award. But if someone does not believe in God, why should he be angry when others express their faith? Hollywood would benefit from more religion in its movies, and also from stronger values on a personal level. Earlier this year, a man who won the Best Actor award nearly a decade ago was tragically found dead in his Manhattan apartment at the age of 46, from a suspected drug overdose.
Millions of Americans ignore what Hollywood produces. Two-thirds of Americans had not seen any of the movies nominated for Best Picture this year, according to one poll. Among the many movies nominated for the top award, 67% of Americans had not seen any of them. Most Americans are unhappy with the influence that Hollywood has on our culture and politics. In a recent poll, 61% of Americans said that Hollywood has too much influence. Parents should monitor the choices their children make about movies and make sure they select the good movies, not ones that downgrade positive values.
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