Contemplating a return to acting and making press rounds for the upcoming documentary he’s directing, actor Mike Myers recently sat down with GQ and talked about what he’s been up to.
When it comes to Hip Hop, perhaps Myers’ most famous involvement came during a charity telethon he participated in with Kanye West. West infamously proclaims that former president George W. Bush “Doesn’t care about Black people.” Myers was asked about the incident and said Kanye “spoke a truth.”
“For me it isn’t about the look of embarrassment on my face, it is truly about the injustice that was happening in New Orleans,” he explained. “I don’t mind answering the question but the emphasis of it being that I’m the guy next to the guy who spoke a truth.”
Myers also said he doesn’t believe Bush doesn’t care about Black people, but had more White people been in danger of the storm’s destruction, the United States government would have acted faster.
“I assume that George Bush does care about Black people—I mean I don’t know him, I’m going to make that assumption,’ he said. “But I can definitively say that it appeared to me watching television that had that been White people, the government would have been there faster.”
Read the full interview here.