Matthew McConaughey

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Despite the furor over Ben Stiller’s hit Tropic Thunder and its depiction of “retards,” we can all finally put things into perspective thanks to venerated comedy arbiter Matthew McConaughey. “There's a lot of protests surrounding the pic, but if you see it, I think you'll agree that all the 'touchy' humor is in context, and in no way mean spirited or irresponsible...its just funny,” wrote the star in his personal blog, utilizing as always his handy, free-flowin' style of writing learned at the University of Texas, his alma mater. So relax dudes, trust the M-Dawg. The retard stuff is totally cool. You heard it here first.

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