Michael Moore responds to ‘hypocrisy’ criticism for supporting ‘Occupy’ protests

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, October 27, 2011 23:24 EDT
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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore responded Thursday to accusations from conservative critics that he was a hypocrite for supporting the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations.

His critics claimed that he got “rich because of capitalism” and thus should not be protesting against inequalities in the economic system of the United States.

Moore told Current TV host Keith Olbermann that the argument was analogous to saying that he shouldn’t support same sex marriage because he never had sex with another man.

“I think what they are really worried about is that you or I, with money, are dangerous people because we can’t be bought,” he said.

Moore added that he was taught growing up that God would judge him based on how he treated the least well off.

“If you do have good fortune smile upon you, you have to do even more,” he explained. “So you have a greater responsibility to support those who are have-nots.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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