In recent years, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been critical of his country for accepting too few refugees from Syria. He was very public about it too. Yet when it came time for him to put his money where his mouth is, he backed out.
Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘We Did Look Into’ Housing Syrian Refugees, Decided Against It
Back in October of 2015, at the conclusion of a London performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch used his curtain call to attack the British government for agreeing to accept only 20,000 Syrian refugees. “F-ck the politicians” he howled, before asking the audience to contribute money to the cause. “We’ve got to do something about it,” the overrated actor insisted.
Some two years later, in a recent interview with The Big Issue, Cumberbatch revealed exactly what he did do on behalf of Syrian refugees. He “did look into” housing them, and then decided against it:
[P]eople were saying, ‘You’ve got a home, why don’t you house refugees?’ And we did look into it. But we had, then, a very new baby – maybe four or five months old.
Maybe people had a point. I understand why some might think I should be housing people instead of complaining about a government not doing it. But I was trying to raise awareness that we can do more as a society. Because I do feel we are able to do more than just recovering bodies.
Why do liberals always try to take the moral high ground on issues like this when they can’t back it up in their real life? What a hypocrite this guy is.