In an interview with The Guardian that took place back on July 3rd, David Harbour, one of the stars of “Black Widow,” issued comments that reveal that he supports some of the ideology of the Soviet Union superhero who he portrays in the movie. Captain America’s one-time nemesis, Red Guardian, displays the words “Karl” and “Marx” tattooed along his knuckles and issues quite a few disparaging remarks about the United States throughout the movie.
“I don’t know that there’s anyone who could disagree with socialist ideology,” stated Harbour when asked by the news source about how his personal political views seem to almost run parallel with Red Guardian’s. “If you work at Starbucks and you make the coffee, then you should own it. You’re the one making the coffee!”
In the wake of saying that, Harbour then admitted that the overall application of political theory in situations in the real world has been the catalyst of some of history’s greatest atrocities. “But the fact is that the implementation of these things has led to some of the deepest fascism in our society, so people assume that ‘communism’ means ‘fascism’ to a certain degree,” he stated. “That’s a terrible thing.”
Harbour, aged 46 years of, also plays the role of Police Chief Jim Hopper on the popular Netflix series “Stranger Thing,” then clarified his idea of socialism. “The idea of a kindergarten-type society where we share things is my ideal society,” he continued, going on to add, “as opposed to this world where we’re hunting and killing and destroying for our own personal hoarding, our own personal greed.”
The comments that Harbour has made in the name of condemning hoarding and green do not seem to line up with the fact that his personal net worth is estimated at well over $6 million, and he supposedly earned roughly $350,000 per episode for his appearances on the third season’s episodes of “Stranger Things.” This seems compounded by the fact that his wife, Lily Allen the singer, has a net worth that has been reported at well over $20 million.
Like quite a few other celebrities, Harbour has commented on politics from atop award podiums. Back in 2017, during his acceptance of a trophy for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” at the Screen Actors Guild awards, he issued a speech that most of the audience took as a reference to the Trump Administration:
“[This speech] is a call to arms from our fellow craftsmen and women to go deeper, and through our art to battle against fear, self-centeredness, and exclusivity of our predominantly narcissistic culture, and through our craft to cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing intimate truths that serve as a forceful reminder to folks that when they feel broken and afraid and tired, they are not alone … We will get past the lies. We will hunt monsters, and when we are at a loss amidst the hypocrisy and casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will — per chief Jim Hopper — punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak, the disenfranchised and the marginalized. We will do it all with soul, heart, and joy. We thank you for this responsibility.”