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(CNN)Matthew McConaughey left some people “Dazed and Confused” with his July Fourth message.The actor, who is said to be mulling a run for governor of Texas, posted a message on social media wishing the US a happy birthday.The tweet of his 2 1/2-minute video was captioned “happy 245th birthday America – lets rock.”
atthew McConaughey took to Twitter and Instagram to share his love for America and to celebrate the Fourth of July with his 8 million followers. He posted a two-and-a-half-minute video with the caption “happy 245th birthday America—lets rock” where he made some interesting comments. At one point, the Oscar winner described America as “going through puberty” compared to other countries, and made a passionate call for unity.
Matthew McConaughey, 51, is best known for his performance on screen and captivating acceptance speeches at award ceremonies.
exas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) holds a slight lead in a new poll over potential challenger Matthew McConaughey, as the actor mulls a bid against the two-term governor.
The poll, released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, found that 39 percent of registered voters in Texas support Abbott, while 38 percent say they would back McConaughey over the governor.
Congratulations to America on celebrating our independence and the moment of our nation’s founding. But let’s be honest, we as a country are just kids or teenagers, compared to countries that have been around for so long. And just as children and teens deal with growth spurts, so do we. This is just a fact and it is only good. We have to keep learning, growing, falling and coming back again. “We need to keep hope as we build because that’s what we do,” Matthew said.
He continues: “We need to make sure that we, as Americans, respect each other’s privacy but come together and collectively put our shoulders at the wheel. So take the time this weekend to reflect and think about how we can move forward and how we can become better and stronger as a nation. Congratulations again America, let’s dance! “
On the Fourth of July, it’s commonplace for celebrities and other famous figures around the world to post celebratory messages to social media. Former president Barack Obama took to Instagram to share a post celebrating both Independence Day and the birthday of his daughter Malia, while actresses Kerry Washington and Mindy Kaling and Spanish music star Enrique Iglesias were among the other faces to mark the day online (via People).
Another celebrity to post on the day was actor Matthew McConaughey (via New York Post). However, it wasn’t a typical Fourth of July message from the 51-year-old “Dallas Buyers Club” star, as he posted a two-and-a-half minute video to Twitter. It started off innocuous enough with a “Happy birthday, America”, but soon turned into an altogether more unconventional message, in which he described the country as currently “going through puberty.” Sounds odd, right? Let’s go further into Matthew McConaughey’s strange public message.
In his speech, the Hollywood actor, famous for his roles in The Dallas Buyers Club and Dazed and Confused, said that America was a country “going through puberty”.
He posted the two-and-a-half-minute clip on his Twitter and began the video saying: “Happy birthday America”.
Could Matthew McConaughey be gearing up to run for office? It certainly seems that way. The Hollywood star is one of several celebs who have taken their talents from the silver screen to politics. Ronald Reagan was the OG of this club, but Arnold Schwarzenegger also followed in the footsteps of actors-turned-politicians. Of course, Kanye West has also explored his political aspirations, but nothing ever transpired (at least not yet).