As ordinary citizens are struggling to pay for gas amid record inflation, it’s clear that some people don’t think $6 a gallon is a big deal at all.
Actor Dean Norris, known for his roles on “Breaking Bad” and “Under the Dome,” recently lambasted average Americans for daring to complain about the cost of such a crucial commodity.
According to Fox News:
Actor Dean Norris criticized people who are complaining about soaring gas prices across the United States.
The “Breaking Bad” star said current gas prices are “fair market” and urged anyone who “love[s] Capitalism” to “stfu,” an acronym for shut the f— up.
“You’re not getting ‘robbed’ at the pump,” Norris wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. “You’re paying fair market price for a commodity. If you love Capitalism so much then stfu.”
Although some fellow leftists surely applauded his elitist viewpoint, many others reacted with disdain.
I love breaking bad, but a millionaire actor from Hollywood worth 5 million can’t be telling hard working Americans who live paycheck by paycheck to just suck it up when you specifically benefit from capitalism. Please just stick to acting my guy.
— Eli Foley💪😎 (@thundawunda586) June 15, 2022
Easy to say when you have a net worth of 5 mil. pic.twitter.com/3Ci8dcssyl
— Archbishop (@ArchbishopTL1) June 15, 2022
Although Joe Biden has tried his best to blame high gas prices on Vladimir Putin and other external factors, a number of prominent conservatives are convinced his policies have exacerbated the situation.
Biden was supposed to return the country to normalcy etc. This is worst two years of 🇺🇸 history in my life. There’s no way to argue with me. The metrics are what they are. Murder is rising. Inflation is robbing people. Gas prices. Regime is trying to start nuclear war. Soros DAs.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 19, 2022
Joe Biden said he was willing to see people hurt economically to get us off fossil fuels. Your high gas prices are all part of his plan. Don't believe me. Just listen to him. pic.twitter.com/NKpf4qumSs
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 11, 2022
Releasing barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves is a political stunt that has not made a dent on gas prices. We need real energy policy solutions from the Biden Administration so Americans can stop paying $5 for a gallon of gas. pic.twitter.com/XsWSyvVkQ2
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 16, 2022
Although there was a very minor drop in the average cost of gasoline last week, even CNN acknowledged that things are likely to get worse before they get better:
US drivers got a slight — very slight — break on prices this weekend as the AAA average for a gallon of unleaded gas fell below the $5 mark.
The average price Sunday was $4.98 a gallon, down from $4.99 in Saturday’s reading. The average gas price had been $5 or above for the previous seven days, the first time on record prices crossed that mark. It hit a high of $5.02 a gallon on Tuesday and has declined by a fraction of a penny each day since then.
But drivers shouldn’t get too excited. Beyond the fact that the drop from $5.02 a gallon to $4.98 saves only 80 cents on a 20 gallon fill-up, it’s very likely this is only a temporary retreat in gas prices.
Meanwhile, actors like Norris are telling those Americans who are upset about the current state of affairs to keep it to themselves.
If you haven’t had enough of this actor’s bloviation, here’s a clip in which he trashes Donald Trump for crossing “a moral line.”
Do you think Dean Norris should take his own advice and “STFU”?