Rainn Wilson Slams 'The Last of Us' for "Anti-Christian Bias"

"Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?"

Photo: @rainnwilson on Instagram (left), Liane Hentscher for HBO (right)

BY Allie GregoryPublished Mar 14, 2023

The Last of Us aired its Season 1 finale over the weekend. Still, with its second season already confirmed, endless Pedro Pascal daddy discourse on the rise and video game fan detractors always waiting in the shadows, we're far from hearing the last of the show as we await its next instalment.

Somewhat late to buzz is The Office actor Rainn Wilson, who recently bashed the show for its "anti-Christian bias" — specifically in relation to March 5's Season 1 Episode 8, "When We Are in Need," which guest-starred Scott Shepherd as David, (spoilers ahead) the leader of a Christian cannibal cult, who aimed to sexually assault, then kill and eat Ellie (Bella Ramsey) after his followers stabbed Pascal's Joel the episode prior.

"I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood," Wilson tweeted. "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?"

In subsequent tweets, Wilson confirmed that he's "not even a Christian," adding that "it's true that the evangelical/political coalition is doing a great deal of damage to our country."

He wrote: "Banning books — banning freedoms — denying inconvenient science, taking a grotesque anti-LGBTQ+ platform ... But most Christians that I know are kind, accepting and loving and seeking to make the world a better place. They should also be honoured in the media."

See his tweets below.

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