Gutfeld: Hollywood 'Glorifies Those Who Wish to Destroy Us'
On "The Five" today, Greg Gutfeld sounded off on the casting of "Aquarius," a new NBC series that uses Charles Manson as a "plot gimmick."
Gutfeld said that they casted a "hairier version of Justin Bieber to play a heinous mass murderer."
"I get it, everyone on TV has to be 420 percent better looking than the real person they're playing," Gutfeld stated.
He said that this situation reminds him of the controversial Rolling Stones magazine cover featuring the convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
"The desire to cast evil as hot is how evil thrives," Gutfeld stated. "Manson was a symbol of the 1960s, in that he costumed sick aggression as free love. Only Hollywood would make that huggable."
Gutfeld said that Manson wasn't good-looking or charismatic.
"Manson was about rebelling against a generation whose hard work and sacrifice made such rebellion possible," Gutfeld said. "And that justified any cruelty as a strike against 'the man.'"
He added that the entire bad boy appeal is a lie and that it really boils down to one essential fact.
"We glorify those who wish to destroy us," Gutfeld said. "Revolutionaries are often just killers."
Watch Gutfeld's full monologue in the video above.
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