Harry Potter star calls out Tom Brady for being a Trump supporter in savage interview
Over the past couple of years, politics has infiltrated almost every corner of pop culture. It's discussed on sitcoms, brought up by movie stars on the red carpet, and raged about on Twitter by pretty much anybody with a decent amount of notoriety.
Most recently, two celebrity worlds collided when Daniel Radcliffe, best known for his leading role in the Harry Potter series, spoke out about his interest in the sports side of things... and made a jibe about quarterback Tom Brady in the process.
During an interview with Variety, the 29-year-old actor called Brady out on his support for controversial president, Donald Trump.
"Take that MAGA hat out of your locker," Radcliffe quipped, making reference to the fact that one of the notorious red caps was found in the footballer's locker back in 2015. He continued: "I feel like that was the moment when we were like, as a country, ‘Oh, c’mon, dude ... you’re awesome and [we’re] behind you, don’t put that in there.’"
Asked if Brady should retire, though, Radcliffe instantly responded, "No!" before following up with: "He should just stop winning things."
It is a known fact that Brady and Trump are close friends, and have actually been golfing buddies for more than a decade. When challenged about the hat all those years ago, the quarterback described it as a "nice keepsake", and, when asked whether he thought his buddy would win the election, said, "I hope so. That would be great. There’d be a putting green on the White House lawn. I know that."
The now-president responded in kind, saying that having Brady's support was "a great honor".
Trump would later go on to credit Brady for a lot of the support he received.
"In Massachusetts, I’m at 48 percent. You know why? Tom Brady said Trump’s the greatest," he said. "He says it to anyone who asks him. You know, it’s hard for a guy like him to say that. When you’re a football player, you don’t want to be taking sides in campaigns and having the Hillary people now say you’re not as good as Bart Starr. You understand. So Tom Brady is great."
Brady, in turn, heaped praise on his powerful friend, saying: "Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say. He’s a good friend of mine. He’s always been so supportive of me."
And it probably didn't hurt that Trump backed him up during the whole "deflategate" debacle.
Radcliffe's call-out wasn't even the first that Brady has endured recently, either.
Last week, a 10-year-old boy dedicated an entire science fair project to proving that Brady cheated in 2015, saying, ""I hate Tom Brady. He's been accused of cheating before. I want him to be caught."
The boy went on to win the fair, so he obviously made a pretty good argument.
Anyway, while Radcliffe may have some issues with Brady, he still enjoys American Football overall. Unsurprisingly, though, he's counting on The Rams to win the Superbowl.
"The whole world is rooting against the Patriots – sorry," he said.