Actor Rainn Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight in the hit TV series “The Office,” criticized Hollywood’s “anti-Christian bias” in a tweet this weekend.
Wilson’s tweet responded to a depiction of a cannibalistic Christian preacher in a new episode of HBO’s popular zombie series “The Last of Us,” starring Pedro Pascal.
Wilson expressed his belief that there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood, citing the portrayal of a Bible-reading preacher character as a horrific villain in “The Last of Us.”
He asked whether there could be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind.
Based on an award-winning video game of the same name, “The Last of Us” depicts a post-apocalyptic world in which the main characters are constantly on the run from hordes of zombies and crazed villains.
In one of the latest episodes, a Christian cult led by a preacher named David quotes Scripture to justify their cannibalism.
Other Twitter users commenting on Wilson’s tweet pointed out that the show changed the character of David from the video game, intentionally making him a preacher to bash Christianity.
A Twitter user replying to Wilson’s tweet attacked Catholic priests, while another user responded that the defamation of Christianity has become a tired cliché in movie and TV series storylines.
Wilson describes himself as a spiritual being and has expressed admiration for the Baha’i faith in the past.
As one of TV’s best-known actors, his comments came as a surprise to many who are used to Hollywood’s attacks on Christianity.