Skip to comments.'Full Metal Jacket' Star: 'GEICO Fired Me' for Criticizing Obama
Posted on 08/26/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by Mozilla
R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," claims he was fired by GEICO for criticizing President Obama.
After being asked about his GEICO commercial wherein he played a psychiatrist calling his patient a "jackwagon," Ermey said, "GEICO fired me because I had, I wasnt too kind about speaking with the, about the administration, so the present administration. So they fired me."
"So they fired you because of political reasons?" asked the TMZ representative.
"Yeah," Ermey answered. "If youre a conservative in this town, you better watch out."
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“There are more closet conservatives in Hollywood than closet homosexuals.” - Charlton Heston
Not to mention Jon Vight,Tom Selleck,Gary Sinise!I’m sure that there are MANY more,but they keep their yaps shut so they get”the gig”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah That is true. A lot of them get slighted on jobs if they come out as conservative. This situation proves it. This is why people like Janine Turner, Kirk Cameron and others don’t get much work. There are some but very few.
Yeah They do have to keep quiet, Angie Harmon had enough and moved to Texas but has to fly in to do her TNT show.
It’s McCarthyism in reverse.
You get what you deserve when you mess with a Gunnery Sergeant.
You tell ‘em, gunny!
Hey Gunny.......screw’um, I’ll watch you no matter what.
Yeah but he is very richly “slighted”
And why he left Camille...don’t get started
I won’t watch him in “Saving Silverman.”
There are a few of still who remembered how you tried to get a nationwide Radar Detector ban enacted and only succeed in banning them from military bases. And don’t forget promoting the the now dead National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL).
Funny as all get out.
Government Employee Insurance COmpany.
You expected something different?
No...it's still McCarthyism; destroying/slandering conservatives........
In the beginning at Wheeling, WVA, McCarthy said he had a list of 57 names of people that should have their clearances looked into and loyalties validated. He didn't "out" anybody.
McCarthy was receiving his information from J. Edgar and other sources within the FBI and State Department. He learned of commie infiltration of the U.S. gov't and the cover up by FDR and Truman administrations, as well as, members of Congress. He learned that there had been a committee to investigate communist infiltrators, but the problems/perpetrators still posed a threat.
The leftists began to get worried and stated to openly attack Joe McCarthy and try to undermine him and the information. Eventually, the held censure hearings against him.
During his hearings, one of the panel members (Welch) was egging McCarthy on and telling him...'Senator, the next time you ID a communist, won't you please identify him post haste without delay.' And if you know of any communists why won't you name names?'
McCarthy wasn't trying to "out" or "smear" or "blacklist" anyone. He was trying to ensure due diligence in the investigation and make sure the Alger Hiss' of the world wouldn't sell out our Chinese allies to communist rebels, communist infiltrators wouldn't be given positions in Army SIGINT, or communists wouldn't get positions in the Code Room at the Pentagon.
When Welch was egging McCarthy on to name names, McCarthy stated the Senator could start with members in his own law firm; indicating an employee at Welch's law firm that was an identified commie.
This sounds like McCarthy "outed" or smeared someone; however, eight months prior to this, Welch had decided to leave this particular aide behind (in Mass.?) because it could be construed as a conflict of interest since it was known the aide was a communist.
Welch replied with the now famous "Have you no decency, sir?" Later, Welch asked another colleague what he thought of the performance....because that's what it was; a performance. It was akin to Valerie Plume and the leftist indignation that she was "outed" when she had been outed for quite some time.
The left refers to McCarthyism as hysteria to out/blacklist/attack people by accusing them of being commie sympathizers; however -
McCarthy was right
McCarthy was validated by the Venona Project
McCarthy was attempting to ensure Due Diligence
McCarthyism is actually slandering and attempting to destroy people that stand up to leftists (Allan West, Sarah Palin, Joe McCarthy)
Anyhow, check out "Blacklisted by History." It will make you sick inside.
I know what it means.
Makes me wish I was a GEICO customer, just so I could cancel them.
Great voice-over video of the scene in the barracks with Disney characters.
True, But Kelsey claims since he turned outspoken about being a republican he did not get a Emmy nomination for his current show.
I loved that commercial.
GEICO is owned by leftist Warren Buffet.
Correct, it is in the Berkshire Hathaway family of funds under the symbol BRK.A and I have posted under stock fnd message boards how this support of communism is happening and is discusting coming from the GEICO tyrants. I would encourage others to do the same. There is nothing like poo in the face to make these elitists rethink their positions.
From the comments: "QUAAAAAKKK!! THATS A WAR FACE!!"
Hopefully, this will cost GEICO some business. Get the word out.
Ermey will never hurt for ad placement jobs. He is one of a kind.
So who is better than gieco? Id be more than happy to change
It is insane that he was not even NOMINATED for a supporting Oscar for that stunning role.
Correction: You get what you deserve when you mess with an Honorary Gunnery Sergeant.
Ermey is actually a medically retired Staff Sergeant.
Nationwide....especially if you have more than one car and bundle your homeowner’s policy all together
Send GEICO a letter and tell them why we are not supporting their product anymore.
Gary Sinise says the conservatives are there too, just keeping a low profile.
Ermey did not just portray a Drill Instructor. He was a Drill Instructor. He was medicaled out as an S/Sgt and was “promoted” honorarily to Gy/Sgt.
Auto insurance and politics.. The two just seem to go hand in hand.. We FReepers need to a) Cancel GEICO if we have it (and DON’T get PROGRESSIVE because the owner is a full bore PROGRESSIVE) and/or b) Call GEICO and tell them to stuff it up their lizard’s ass!
The “gunny” is just another egocentric Hollywood crybaby.
He’s also anti 2A. If he does appearances at any type
of event where concealed carry may be possible...say a
gun store in a big city or a gun show one of the conditions
of his appearing is that all concealed carry be prohibited
in the building while he is there. F**k that pencil necked
poser. He only does Glock ads cause he’s a prostitute who will do and say anything if he’s paid.
That little lizard better watch out.
Progressive also seems to have a lot of homosexuals in their commercials.
We need a whole new Conservative networking base, starting with news, and going on into entertainment. Why do we let leftist get away with trying to reign over so much in this country??? You would think that we were all broke, and the only ones with money were leftist. They have such poor quality that if we had any guts, and took over, we would triumph, because we do quality.
I don’t imagine this guy will be working for Progressive, either.
Peter B. Lewis is the head greedy socialist there. One of the rich guys the lefties like.
Hilarious, especially the “war face” bit.
GEICO has a perfect right to hire and fire whomever they please. They want to sell insurance to moonbats and rightwingers and everyone else. They do not chose to appeal to a niche market. If one of their more prominent spokesmen appears to be criticizing a figure who is sacrosanct to about 30% of their potential customers, they should be expected to fire him.
You have a right to your opinions. You do not have a right to a job.
I remember. Geico also donated radar guns to police departments around the country while having a strict policy of increasing insurance rates if you are caught speeding.
What is fascinating about his acting in Full Metal Jacket is that he never steps out of character, he is always the Drill Instructor.
Time for a little conservative boycott of Government Employees Insurance COmpany (GEICO).
And Conservatives have a perfect right to buy insurance from somebody else, and let them know why. Let the wars begin, and may the righteous side win.