Harrison Ford Says It’s Okay To Punch One Kind Of Person

Harrison Ford says that if Indiana Jones were real and alive today, he'd push other people out of the way in order to punch alt-right Nazis.

By TeeJay Small | Updated

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Harrison Ford may be the most iconic Nazi-puncher committed to cinema for his expert portrayal of Indiana Jones across the span of the classic treasure-hunter’s five film run. According to a recent interview from Yahoo News correspondent Kevin Polowy, Harrison Ford confirms the moral imperative associated with punching real life Nazis, in reference to the believe that there are real-life nazis spreading across the world.

When prompted with the question of “would the ultimate Nazi puncher, Indiana Jones, would he support these people”, Ford responded bluntly by stating “He’d push ’em out of the way to get in the first punch. As well he should.”

As more and more people seem to be flooding toward dangerous echo chambers reaffirming their own unethical beliefs, the discourse surrounding Nazi-punching has become a hot button issue. Conversely, Harrison Ford has long been regarded as one of the funniest and most relatable A-list stars in Hollywood, with many stills and soundbites from his interviews frequently becoming clipped and shared as memes and GIFs across the internet. Therefore, it shocked some fans when Ford stated his political leanings in such a broad and unflinching capacity, leading to a host of bad faith discourse on Twitter.

A common talking point from those on the right is the refrain that those on the political left will refer to anyone with whom they disagree with the unfounded moniker of Nazi in order to justify any foul treatment of their political opposition. Clearly, that is not what Harrison Ford was referring to in the interview, as the question was presented by Polowy regarding toxic ideologies held by genuine Nazis who utilize swastikas and other hateful symbols to advertise their antagonizing views in public. This didn’t stop many Twitter users from complaining that the rhetoric of punching Nazis constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

In any case, Ford holds strong in his belief that those who seek to subjugate and harm others based on discriminatory factors such as race, religion, gender, or age is wrong, and those who seek to perpetuate pure evil should be subject to, at the very least, a stern punch in the jaw.

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Harrison Ford went on to elucidate his point by explaining that history had relegated Nazis to the trash-bin of society for decades following the events of the Second World War, expressing disbelief at the recent rise of hate groups who seemingly idolize the failed movement. “That was a black-and-white world and its evil presented itself to the world,” Ford said. “I mean, it’s incalculable that this vision of evil not be confronted.”

The very idea that a person could be offended by the notion of Nazi-punching seems to upset and baffle the Star Wars actor, as well as many people who have watched media coverage of a rise in Nazi movements over the course of the past decade.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny arrives in theaters June 30, and promises to bring with it a host of high-octane adventures and classic Nazi-bashing action. If a friend or family member of yours storms out of the theater in disgust at the violence, it may be time to re-examine your relationship with that person, or at least introduce them to Harrison Ford in real life to give them a swift reality check.