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George Clooney Speaks Out On His Recent Arrest!

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George Clooney Speaks On Sudan Protest Arrest

Only a few days following his arrest after participating in a protest on Friday, George Clooney is feelin' like a free man and wants to be heard!

The actor hit up all of the talk shows on Sunday to bring more attention to the violence in Sudan, including CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, NBC’s Meet the Press and Fox News Sunday.

Ever the humanitarian, Clooney says:

“I grew up in a family that believed that … your job was to be involved with your fellow man. You have a responsibility to participate in the human condition, one way or another.”

Amen to that!!

Clooney believes a joint diplomatic action by the U.S. and China could put an END to the violence Sudan is facing at the hands of their president, Omar Al-Bashir.

Though the actor stands strongly on his beliefs, don't think you'll see him running for office anytime soon! Clooney feels he can have MORE influence as an activist rather than a politician.

Clooney states:

“There is no outside influence for me. I can actually have an opinion and it may not fit what the U.N. wants and it may not fit what other people want, and I can say, ‘This is what I think is right’ and stand by it. I think it's a lot easier than running for office. I don't have any interest in that.”

We love his passion for this issue!! It's always nice to see celebs using their influence for the greater good!

[Image via Ryan Shapiro/Wenn.]

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3 comments to “George Clooney Speaks Out On His Recent Arrest!”

  1. 1

    He is absolutely right on with his role as an activist. Being part of the UN or a political organization will put restraints and parameters on his work and infringe on his freedom as an activist be more effective. Good work George in raising awareness of this situation.

  2. 2

    I hope the Sudan receives the support it needs. Its a world I can't image and any attention to the subject is good.

  3. 3

    I bet you would love to spend a time behind bars with him!