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Actor Banned From TV For Controversial Reason, He's Finally Speaking Out

One actor who vocally opposed President Barack Obama's agenda is now out of a job. He says Geico doesn't want him in their commercials anymore because of his conservative political views, and his open criticism of the Commander-in-Chief.

R. Lee Ermey played a stereotypical drill sergeant in the 1987 film 'Full Metal Jacket.' Ermey, known also as 'Gunny,' was perfect for the role, being a retired U.S. Marine.

In 2010, Gunny was hired by Geico insurance for a comedy spoof on the iconic role in one of their commercials. "Could switching to Geico really save you 15 percent or more on car insurance?" the host asks. "Does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist?"

Cut to Gunny, playing the role of a therapist, screaming at his patient lying on a couch.

After the commercial aired, Gunny criticized President Obama by saying at a Toys for Tots fundraiser. "The economy really sucks," he said to the crowd. "Now I hate to point fingers at anybody, but the present administration probably had a lot to do with that. And the way I see it, they’re not going to quit doing it until they bring this country to its knees."

"So I think we should all rise up and we should stop this administration from what they’re doing because they’re destroying this country. They’re driving us into bankruptcy so that they can impose socialism on us and that’s exactly what they’re doing," Gunny concluded.

The comment was made in the president's adopted home town of Chicago and spoken at a charity event, so it didn't come of well. Gunny was pressured into apologizing for being 'inappropriately critical.'

That's when he lost his commercial gig.

"Yeah, I got fired... Geico fired me because I wasn't too kind about speaking about the present administration," Gunny said, claiming that Hollywood doesn't take kindly to conservatives, especially outspoken ones.

Source: MailOnline
Photo: Reddit

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