Chris Stapeleton is no stranger to controversy.
He’s become known for being the first man to perform an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, and has also received criticism for his “Ask me anything” style of answering questions on his show.
Stapletons latest film, The Last Picture Show, stars him in a role that is meant to evoke the image of the film’s main character.
But the actor, whose work has been praised for his nuanced performances, is also not a fan of the type of political correctness he says he feels from the mainstream.
Stapleton is a frequent guest on Reddit and has regularly posted to the forum in the past, though he has yet to address his critics.
The Next Game, the movie he directed, received strong praise from critics and fans, and his performance in the film earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Staplette said he was not bothered by what some fans said about his work, but he does believe in freedom of expression.
“I don’t think it’s wrong to criticize somebody for being an idiot,” Staplla said.
“It’s okay to criticize an asshole.
I don’t care.
I’m not interested in what the people think of me.”
When it comes to his role in The Last Picasso, he said that he was more concerned with his character’s reaction to the film.
“It was the same reaction to ‘The Last Picture.’
We just got to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Stapella said, adding that he felt he needed to portray a different type of response from the character in the movie.
The Next Game is set for release on March 3, 2018.