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The Last of Us: Nick Offerman calls out homophobic “a**holes” in brilliant award speech

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Congratulations are in order for Nick Offerman, who received the Best Supporting Actor in a New Scripted Series for HBO’s The Last of Us at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

When accepting the award at the ceremony (25 February), Offerman called out the “homophobic” backlash of “hate” that came from his appearance on the show.

Offerman opened his acceptance speech by praising the streamer for platforming the post-apocalyptic drama: “Thank you so much.

I’m astonished to be in this category, which is bananas. Thanks to HBO for having the guts to participate in this storytelling tradition that is truly independent.” The actor then hit out at anti-LGBTQIA+ viewers who questioned “why” the series included a “gay story”: “We say, ‘Because you ask questions like that.

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