The Office Star Rainn Wilson Sparks Debate Over Hollywood’s Bias Against Christians

Rainn Wilson who plays the role of Dwight Schrute on the popular NBC sitcom ‘The Office’, recently took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the portrayal of Christians in Hollywood. Wilson believes that the entertainment industry purposely leans towards a biasness that is visibly “anti-Christian” and cited a current episode of the zombie drama “The Last of Us” as proof.


In the episode in question, a Bible-reading preacher is depicted as a horrific villain leading a group of cannibals who justify their actions through scripture. The actor expressed disappointment that the character was not portrayed as a loving and kind individual, suggesting that Hollywood has an agenda to attack Christian beliefs.

“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. As soon as the David character in “The Last of Us”
started reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain. Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”, he tweeted on 12th, March.

His tweet has now sparked numerous responses and reactions.

“I [love] this tweet my fellow ‘My Super Ex Girlfriend’ cast-mate & agree with you wholeheartedly,” actor Stelio Savante wrote. “But unfortunately, Christophobia & Christophobic sentiment are alive & well in our industry.”

“The best picture of a Christian I’ve ever seen in media is Mr Rogers, though. He was a man of immense faith and conviction, and near universally loved and respected in media,” one user replied to the tweet.

Another wrote, “As a Christian, I do believe a lot of harm has been done, but ALL Christians don’t fit your stereotype.  I hope that we can begin to be better representations of Jesus & not a religion made by men.”

Some argue that Hollywood needs to do a better job of representing Christians in a more positive light. They believe that portraying Christians as villains or using their beliefs to justify horrific actions only perpetuates negative stereotypes and contributes to the anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. However, others argue that Hollywood is simply reflecting the reality of society, where there are people of all religions who commit heinous acts.

Wilson is not the only Christian actor in Hollywood to notice a bias against Christians in TV shows and movies. Lucas Black, who starred in the popular series NCIS: New Orleans, left the show in 2019 and spoke about his experience on The Prodigal Stories Podcast. Black claimed that there is a definite agenda to attack Christian beliefs in Hollywood and that he learned a lot about people’s hearts and where they were coming from while working on the show.

Whatever one’s position on the matter, it is certain that concern over how Christians are portrayed in Hollywood is rising. It will be interesting to see how Hollywood responds to the criticism since the argument about whether or not there is a prejudice against Christians in the entertainment industry is certain to continue.


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