‘The Office’ Actor Rainn Wilson Says ‘The Last of Us’ Shows ‘Anti-Christian’ Bias in Hollywood

‘The Office’ Actor Rainn Wilson took to social media Saturday to discuss what he calls “anti-Christian bias” in Hollywood after he began watching the new hit HBO show “The Last of Us” which had its finale on Sunday evening.

In his tweet, the actor explained that within the show there is a villain who was seen reading from a Bible to which Wilson observed is a common trope for villainous characters.

“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” the actor said. “As soon as the David character in ‘The Last of Us'”

“[S]tarted reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain,” he explained. “Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”

In response to the tweet, there was a mixed reaction. Some agreed with Wilson while others cited multiple other films that have highlighted the power of faith, as reported by Fox News Digital.


“Defamation of Christianity has become the most unoriginal and tired cliches in movie/TV series storylines,” wrote one user. “Its prevalence is much more than a bias against an entire people, it is meant to undermine faith and position the secular-minded as only ones with altruistic intentions.”

“As SOON as the pastor started reading from the Bible I knew he was going to be awful. I was like ‘watch that guy be David the creepy cannibal from the video game,'” wrote another user who explained that the video game, which the show is based, did not include a preacher as an antagonist thus showing that the Hollywood writers deliberately included the addition. “And then it was David. Shocked. Surprised. Never seen it before. He wasn’t a pastor in the video game.”

Some on Twitter, however, disagreed with Wilson’s assessment citing various movies like Signs and Book of Eli.

“Book of Eli. A man of true faith is miraculously strong because of his faith, which becomes contagious and saves many from oppression,” explained one user. “This is the only movie I can think of where the protagonist is strong because he’s Christian and where it isn’t part of a major flaw.”

“Mel Gibson’s character in Signs is a standout Christian having a crisis of faith which ultimately leads him closer to God and saves his whole family,” the same user continued. 

Wilson points out a troubling cliché in Hollywood that clearly some within the writing room potentially have an anti-Christian bias. 

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