His antihero character Deadpool might struggle with his moral standings, but Ryan Reynolds surely doesn’t.
Last week, if you missed it, Ryan Reynolds made a wish come true for a boy fighting cancer by visiting him dressed as Deadpool.
Now, the actor is making a quiet but obvious statement about the Josh Duggar molestation case.
Reynolds did not give an explicit opinion, but on Sunday, May 24, he posted an opinion piece on Twitter and Facebook about the 19 Kids and Counting drama.
The article published in The Advocate questions the Duggars' “family values.”
By posting the article titled “Dan Savage Calls Out Duggar’s ‘Stagger’ Family Values Hypocrisy,” we can safely assume Reynolds sides with Dan Savage.
Savage made an appearance on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes on Friday, May 22.
On the show, Savage - a gay activist and columnist - underscored the hypocrisy of the Duggar family.
As US Weekly states, in August 2014, Michelle Duggar campaigned an anti-discrimination bill that included the involvement of transgender people and their right to use their restroom of choice.
"The Duggars very vocally and actively opposed an LGBT civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., where they live,” Savage told Hayes.
"The hypocrisy of Michelle Duggar demonizing LGBT people while at the same time having covered up for and protected her son who had actually molested at least five little girls that we know of is just staggering.”
Savage was quick to address Josh Duggar’s victims: "I'm on the left as we talk about this. [But] five little girls were abused and molested and there's nothing here to take delight in and celebrate.”
Savage mentioned that the Duggars are known to have anti-gay sentiments. "Particularly when religious conservatives want to talk about it, they want to point a finger at non-family," Savage stated.
"They want to point a finger at people that they define as the enemies of families or not from or having families of their own - LGBT people, particularly trans people increasingly with these anti-trans bathroom bills."
"[While] they were out there arguing that the threat to little girls in Fayetteville were trans-women," Savage claimed, "they knew, when they were covering for someone who had demonstrated, at least at that age, was a threat to little girls himself.”
Savage’s backlash comes on the heels of Josh Duggar’s public confession that he molested five underage girls.
Since Josh has acknowledged his sexual offenses, he has resigned from his role at the Family Research Council, a non-profit organization in Washington D.C.
Ryan Reynolds didn’t leave a comment. In January, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their first child, a baby girl named James.
As a father of a girl, we can only imagine that Ryan is cringing at the thought of what Josh Duggar did to his victims.