Matthew McConaughey Doesn't Want Redskins Name to Change
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The Oscar-winning actor talks about his favorite team among other topics in an interview published in the latest edition of GQ.

AceShowbiz - %cMatthew McConaughey% opens up about being a fan of the Washington Redskins in the November edition of GQ. The Oscar-winning actor, who graces the front page in a denim shirt and gray pants, sports a huge smile in the photo as he talks about various topics including his family and his rom-com movies in an interview.

When asked about being a fan of the football team, McConaughey replies, "Two things. First: 4 years old, watching Westerns, I always rooted for the Indians. Second, my favorite food was hamburgers. The Redskins had a linebacker named Chris Hanburger."

The "True Detective" star then shares his opinion on the controversy surrounding the Redskins name. "Man, it's twofold. What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, 'No, gotta change it?' It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board," he says.

"I know a lot of Native Americans don't have a problem with it, but they're not going to say, 'No, we really want the name.' That's not how they're going to use their pulpit. It's like my feeling about gun control: 'I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let's forget that right. Let's forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it's in the wrong hands in other places,' " McConaughey explains.

"But as a fan, it would hurt you a little to see the logo gone?" the magazine asks, to which he replies, "It's not going to 'hurt' me. It's just... I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it's in the court of public opinion, it's going to change. I wish it wouldn't, but it will."

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