Mark Ruffalo Green with Anger: Stop Hiring White Conservatives, NBC

We miss you, Bill Bixby.

Remember when Bill Bixby played David Banner for television’s The Incredible Hulk and we didn’t have to hear him whine on Twitter every day? If we could just go back to those simpler times when entertainers entertained and enjoyed their paychecks in peace and quiet.

That’s not the case with Mark Ruffalo, who plays Dr. Bruce Banner in The Avengers franchise. Ruffalo loves spewing his liberalism on Twitter and berating some of the very people who have helped him get such big paychecks.

On Saturday, the blockbuster actor tweeted a petition meant to “tell MSNBC, don’t promote right-wing hate.” Specifically, that special kind of hate “white conservatives” are apparently known for:

The petition states, “We need to let NBC executives know that there will be a sharp backlash if MSNBC becomes another platform for right-wing hate.”

Our friends at Hollywood in Toto break down exactly what “inspired this fury:”

NBC and MSNBC adding Nicole Wallace, Hugh Hewitt, George Will, Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren as either contributors or full-time talents. Kelly is one of the biggest news personalities on television. Hewitt hosts a popular, nationally syndicated radio show. Will remains one of the most principled conservatives within the Beltway.

To Ruffalo and co. they are lumped together as “white conservatives” who don’t deserve a voice on the network. Not while other people of color, like MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton, find their screen time dwindling. Or, in some cases, gone entirely.

Ruffalo is ignoring a United States that is sick of the extreme liberal bias in the mainstream media and a large section of the population that has been ignored for too long. God forbid a network full of leftists hire some right-leaning contributors to tilt the balance, if ever so slightly.

Besides, it’s Ruffalo who is supposed to be all about “diversity,” as Hollywood in Toto noted. His previous tweets essentially demand it from everyone. But only the kind of diversity he approves, of course, which doesn't include white conservatives.

Yeah, let's go back to a time when the Hulk was a real man:


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