MSNBC's Chris Jansing: Here's champion of women Ed Asner; Asner: You owe me a kiss

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Published by: Dan Calabrese on Wednesday October 11th, 2017

What the . . . ?

I was inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt that it was probably just a bad attempt at a joke. Then he immediately tried to make it about Trump and I started feeling less generous.

Now granted, he says right in the interview that the kiss comment at the beginning is a joke, but then he does it again at the end.

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It seems like an inopportune moment for Asner to attack the political right and Christians, but I guess that once you're 87, you're gonna do what you're gonna do.

Serious question, though: To joke about the issue as lightly as he does here, is Asner not demonstrating that at least old-time Hollywood still doesn't really understand what's going on here, and how serious it is?

Too bad. I absolutely love Asner as an actor. It's probably a good thing I don't know him in real life.

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