Everybody seems to have an opinion on whether or not the Washington Redskins should change their name/logo or not. Matthew McConaughey weighs in on the subject as well. McConaughey was dubbed November’s GQ cover star, and in doing so, had an interview with GQ’s Brett Martin.
In the interview McConaughey said, “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.’”
Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, stated before that he does not believe the team name is offensive and said to ESPN, “I think you’re going to have some people that feel a certain way, absolutely, and we respect those opinions. But I hope they respect our opinion. The respect needs to be mutual, and I hope they do.”
In response to being asked if a future logo change would hurt him, McConaughey said to Martin, “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.”
It has been and will continue to be a very controversial issue for everyone involved, and the only way I see that stopping is with a change. In today’s society, change is inevitable and with all the social platforms available, it seems everyone’s opinion is heard loud and clear.
Do you agree with McConaughey?