By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Sep 19, 2012 10:15 AM EDT
Clint Eastwood, 82, may have gotten some critics talking about his speech at the Republican National Convention, but when he came on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" he wanted to make only one thing crystal clear: his views on same -sex marriage.
"The condition of society right now, with the high unemployment rates and the tremendous debt we're increasing and the government spending, we'd think there'd be [many more worthy issues] to think about [rather] that worrying about gay marriage," he said.
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In regards to his liberal views and his stance on same-sex marriage, the acclaimed Hollywood actor and director said "Leave everybody alone!"
Eastwood has been a big supporter of same-sex marriage for a while now. In an interview with GQ magazine in 2011, he said, "I don't give a f**k about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of...Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."
He has also been asked alot by reporters about his speech at the RNC, which many were unamused by. The Hufifngton Post said he gave a "bizarre, rambling speech" and many claimed it was to seemingly empty chairs. However, Eastwood has addressed that issue as well.
"If somebody's dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they're gonna have to take what they get," he told Extra.
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