According to Breitbart News, Hungarian politicians and media slammed actor/activist George Clooney as an “imbecile” who couldn’t find their country on a map after he claimed the country’s prime minister spreads “anger and hate.”
Promoting a new film on Netflix, Clooney said, “We weren’t in the middle of a pandemic when [making the film], but there were still all these other elements, these elements of how much hate and anger all of us are experiencing in this moment of history, all over the world… Go to [President Jair] Bolsonaro in Brazil, or [Prime Minister Viktor] Orbán in Hungary. Look around: lots of anger and hate.”
Hungarian politicians shot back, calling Clooney an “imbecile” who “could not find Hungary on a map, even with technological help.”
Tamas Menczer of the country’s foreign ministry responded that Clooney’s claims were “foolish” and “nobody should treat him like a global political oracle.” He added on Facebook: “Let’s just say Viktor Orbán doesn’t have sleepless nights because George Clooney talks nonsense about him.”
Örs Farkas, a spokesman for the country’s Government Information Center, said, “There has been a dispute between [leftist billionaire George] Soros and the Hungarian government over immigration for years, so Soros uses every opportunity to attack the Hungarian government. It is quite frustrating that there are actors, even non-political actors, who carry out such political intent for Soros.”
Tamas Deutsch, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), dismissed Clooney as an “American imposter talking bullshit about [our] homeland.” Sounds about right.