In an interview with GQ (presented with the tagline “We keep getting older, and he just stays the same age”), Matthew McConaughey chimed in on the debate surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins football team:
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. 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 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.
The poor thing! He’s going to lose some “oomph” because he can no longer treat a race of people as mascots for his football team.