Rainn Wilson Calls Out ‘Anti-Christian Bias’ After ‘The Final of Us’ Character Reveal

“The Workplace” star Rainn Wilson is getting actual about what he perceives as an “anti-Christian bias” within the leisure business after a current episode of HBO’s “The Final of Us” launched a pastor whose character took a flip for the more severe.

“I do assume there may be an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” Wilson tweeted Saturday. “As quickly because the David character in ‘The Final of Us’ began studying from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain. May there be a Bible-reading preacher on a present who is definitely loving and type?”

Wilson, who performed Dwight within the beloved sitcom and has beforehand opened up about being a follower of the Baha’i religion, particularly took problem with David, the pastor of a small Wyoming congregation who’s launched in “The Final of Us” Episode 8 titled “When We Are in Want.”

After Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) first cross paths with him, David’s character rapidly takes a flip when the pair notice his motives aren’t as pure as one would think about.

Whereas Wilson’s tweet acquired all kinds of reactions, “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph, who performs bible-loving Mrs. Howard within the ABC sitcom, used her character as a counterpoint to what Wilson identified as bias.

“Instructor not preacher, Barbara Howard @AbbottElemABC,” the Emmy winner responded Sunday.

In a current “Abbott Elementary” episode, Mrs. Howard feels discomfort when the mom of one in all her college students has a profanity tattooed on her chest, main her to record her favourite “B-words,” which vary from “Bible” to “blessing” to “blueberry.”

One Twitter consumer backed up Ralph’s evaluation of her “Abbott Elementary” character.

“Not a preacher, however @thesherylralph on Abbott Elementary involves thoughts,” Amanda Kolstedt wrote. “She’s a nuanced, flawed, deeply Christian character, however she learns. And never in a manner that undoes her beliefs, she learns through leaning into the empathy, love, & compassion she has by her religion.”

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