THE PUNISHER's Jon Bernthal Has A Blunt Message For The Alt-Right Fans Of His Violent Character

THE PUNISHER's Jon Bernthal Has A Blunt Message For The Alt-Right Fans Of His Violent Character

During a new interview, The Punisher star Jon Bernthal responds to reports of white supremacists donning Frank Castle's iconic skull symbol for their protests, and he's about as blunt as you'd expect...

By MarkCassidy - Jan 03, 2018 08:01 AM EST
Filed Under: The Punisher
The Punisher is definitley a complex character, but it's very clear that he has zero qualms about murdering anyone he deems to have had it coming.

It was probably always inevitable that such a violent antihero would become an inspiration for certain groups of unsavory individuals, and sure enough, Frank Castle's skull symbol was spotted on the shoulders of alt-right protesters at the recent white-supremacy rally in Charlottesville, VA.

While chatting to Esquire Magazine, Jon Bernthal was asked for his thoughts on this, and gave a succinct but very effective response: “F–k them.”

Bernthal doesn't feel the same way about the US armed forces in Iraq sporting the symbol, however, telling the mag that he feels “honored to play a guy who people putting their life on the line identify with.”

What do you think about Bernthal's comments? Netflix recently confirmed that The Punisher would return for a secoind season, but we don't have a premiere date yet.
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SuperCat
SuperCat - 1/3/2018, 9:02 AM
“F–k them.”

lntrn8
lntrn8 - 1/3/2018, 9:13 AM
@SuperCat - “F–k them.” pronounced "eff dash them"
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 1/3/2018, 9:20 AM
@SuperCat - ✊🏾
SuperCat
SuperCat - 1/3/2018, 9:23 AM
@lntrn8 - LOL. Right!
PantherKing
PantherKing - 1/3/2018, 9:05 AM
I second that John
ScarletJack
ScarletJack - 1/3/2018, 9:06 AM
perfect response
knocturnalzen10
knocturnalzen10 - 1/3/2018, 9:07 AM
i love punisher series i maybe be bias but loved his portrayal of the character
deepee3
deepee3 - 1/3/2018, 9:08 AM
Yes. F#ck them. Every damn one of them.
Nightwing1015
Nightwing1015 - 1/3/2018, 9:11 AM
Why the hell would the Alt-Right think the Punisher would agree with their message?
Nightwing1015
Nightwing1015 - 1/3/2018, 9:12 AM
His best friend is literally a black guy.
Aku
Aku - 1/3/2018, 9:14 AM
@Nightwing1015 - I think it has something to do with far right people usually being heavily pro-gun/NRA.
ShogunOfSorrow
ShogunOfSorrow - 1/3/2018, 9:17 AM
@Nightwing1015 - For the same reason that one kid thought the Punisher would support him.
pesmerga44
pesmerga44 - 1/3/2018, 9:26 AM
@Nightwing1015 - Well the Punisher is a ex military white man who uses guns and violence to take the law into his own hands. Who doesn't cares about the "red tape" of the law and dulls out punishment to all the criminals. Now how wouldn't a character like that be popular with white guys who form paramilitary groups, stockpile guns like they are going out of style, and they all wish for nothing more then to use their guns and violence to take the law into their own hands and dull out punishment to the criminals. The problem is they see all minorities as criminals black people are gang bangers, Mexicans aka all hispanic people are illegal border crossing drug runners, gays are immoral child rapist, Muslims are fanatical terrorist, Liberals are communist globalist trying to destroy America, and the Jews are the Illuminati and control the entire world through their greed and money. So they would wish nothing more then to hand out punishment to all these "criminals".
Dacci
Dacci - 1/3/2018, 9:45 AM
@pesmerga44 - well said.
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