Bruce Willis Doesn’t Believe Lee Harvey Oswald Killed JFK
Bruce Willis is a celebrity who has proved his star power for almost four decades. But although his instincts are strong when it comes to picking roles, he’s not quite as adept in other areas. For example, he believes in a conspiracy theory about the assassination of President Kennedy. And he’s not the only celebrity to buy into this and other unusual viewpoints.
Bruce Willis’ long career
He started acting in the ’70s, but it was in the mid-’80s when Willis’ career really took off. According to Biography, he landed his breakthrough role on the TV series Moonlighting in 1985, starring along with Cybill Shepherd as partners in a detective agency. Audiences found him charming, and his path to stardom was begun.
A few years later, Willis starred in the action movie Die Hard. It was a blockbuster hit, and he went on to appear in the four sequels in the franchise. Over his career, Willis’ star power has only grown as he’s starred in dozens of hit movies, including The Sixth Sense, Look Who’s Talking, Pulp Fiction, Sin City, and many more.
He’s also drawn tabloid attention with his marriage to fellow star Demi Moore in 1987. The couple had three children together and divorced in 2000, amidst rumors of his infidelity.
Another thing Willis is known for is his strong opinions. And at least one of them has raised eyebrows.
His claim about JFK
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Willis shared his thoughts on politics. He’s been a supporter of the Republican Party in the past, but he’s become cynical about who he believes is really in power. He said that big corporations are actually in charge, and they can’t be stopped. His example? The assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
“You can’t go up against big oil companies,” he explained. “They kill presidents of the United States for less than that. They still haven’t caught the guy that killed Kennedy. I’ll get killed for saying this, but I’m pretty sure those guys are still in power, in some form. The entire government of the United States was co-opted. One guy did it? I don’t think so.”
This interview took place in 2007, so it’s possible that he’s since changed his mind on the subject. After all, he not only claimed that he was putting his life in danger with his statement, but he also said he was probably ending his career, saying, “I’m probably talking myself right out of a job. They’re going to read this and say, ‘Get out of this fucking place.’ “
Clearly, Willis hasn’t been killed or booted out of Hollywood in the 14 years since that interview. It’s not clear whether this has changed his beliefs on the subject or not. But he’s not the only celebrity who buys into conspiracy theories.
Other dubious stars
Insider reports that Willis isn’t the only famous person who questions the official narrative on the JFK assassination. Oliver Stone, who directed the movie JFK in 1991, also believes that Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t act alone.
They aren’t the only celebrities who buy into alternative facts. Kylie Jenner has tweeted her concern that water vapors left in the sky by airplanes are actually chemtrails. People who believe in chemtrails say they’re made up of mysterious chemicals that are doing things like killing honeybees and affecting children’s health.
Kanye West also has unusual views, and he claims that the government created AIDS in an attempt to kill Black and gay citizens. A list of celebrities, including Jenny McCarthy, Donald Trump, and Bill Maher, have expressed doubt about vaccines, saying that they cause autism in children.
Like everyone else, celebrities have differing approaches to facts and logical thinking. Fortunately, they’re not famous for their takes on world affairs.