Morgan Eastwood: 'Dad Clint is no racist'
Clint Eastwood's controversial comments about politics and racism in America have been "misconstrued", according to his teenage daughter Morgan.
The Dirty Harry legend hit headlines this week (ends05Aug16) after he spoke out in defence of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has repeatedly caused offence by slamming Mexicans, Muslims, and women.
In a candid interview with Esquire magazine, Clint insisted people are becoming too sensitive and should simply "get over" the apparently-racist remarks and move on.
"We're really in a p**sy generation," the registered Republican supporter declared. "Everybody's walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist."
Suggesting he will be voting for Donald over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at the polls this November (16), he stated, "He's said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them (politicians). Both sides. But everybody - the press and everybody's going, 'Oh, well, that's racist', and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f**king get over it."
Clint's comments have sparked a backlash online, with many claiming the 86-year-old actor/director - who grew up during a time when segregation in America was commonplace - is out-of-touch with today's society, but his actress daughter Morgan, 19, insists her dad is no racist.
"My dad may say a lot of things that people don't like, and I'm not defending his comments... BUT he is NOT a racist," she tweets. "He was married to a woman for nearly 20 years (my mother) who is of African American and Japanese descent
A lot of his words are misconstrued".
Morgan Eastwood is Clint's daughter with his ex-wife Dina.
- Cover Media