To Sylvester Stallone, the elections were an opportunity to possibly put a stop to something far more sinister:
He tweeted, “I voted, did you? Gotta get the Manchurian Candidate out of the drivers seat before were ALL soaring off a cliff into Oblivion … Be smart.” He then added, “The Manchurian
Candidate was a movie about fake president who was put there by foreign enemies to destroy America. Scary concept. Rise up!
“Written any produced screenplays lately?” Well, you’ve got us there. [Vulture] UPDATE: Asked to clarify his remarks for The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone now insists that despite his (factually iffy) insistence that The Manchurian Candidate was about a “fake president,” he actually meant “Manchurian candidate” as a reference to “all career politicians.”
Ah… So every politician has been put there by foreign enemies to destroy America? If only we could entrust control of the country to the writers of produced screenplays. On Tuesday, Sylvester Stallone enraged many a Twitter follower(and Movieline commenter) when he tweeted that it was time to “get the Manchurian Candidate out of the drivers [sic] seat before were [sic] ALL soaring off a cliff into Oblivion.” Clarifying his remarks, Stallone said,”The Manchurian Candidate was a movie about fake president who was put there by foreign enemies to destroy America. Scary concept. Rise up!” It’s not every day you see a
major box office star comparing the President of the United States to a sleeper cell, but apparently Stallone wasn’t doing that. See what he meant to say was…
Sylvester Stallone told The Hollywood Reporter that his tweet was only done “in the spirit of creating a conversation” and that the use of “Manchurian candidate” was “a reference to all career politicians.” Ah-ha? So, wait, Stallone thinks all “career politicians” are puppets of some foreign enemy sent to destroy America from within? On second though, maybe Sly was better off when everyone just thought he was only insulting Barack Obama.