Reacher fans threaten to boycott Amazon Prime series after star’s Donald Trump comments

Some Reacher fans have called for a boycott following Alan Ritchson’s scathing comments about former US President Donald Trump.

The 41-year-old has gained a huge following over the last few years, thanks to his stint as Jack Reacher in the Amazon Prime series.

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Alan Ritchson slammed Donald Trump in scathing comments (Picture: Getty)

He has also enjoyed appearances in Ordinary Angels, Blue Mountain State and the new Guy Ritchie film, the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, beside Henry Cavill and Henry Golding.

In a wide-ranging new interview, the actor opened up about his time in the spotlight, as well as his relationship with religion and thoughts about police brutality.

Addressing his thoughts on how ‘closely aligned’ some Christians have become with the controversial politician – who is currently in court in New York for a hush money trial – Ritchson branded him a ‘rapist and con man’.

‘Trump is a rapist and a con man, and yet the entire Christian church seems to be treat him like he’s their poster child and it’s unreal. I don’t understand it,’ he told the Hollywood Reporter.

President Donald Trump in court in New York
Donald Trump is currently on trial in New York (Picture: AFP)
‘Christians today have become the most vitriolic tribe. It is so antithetical to what Jesus was calling us to be and to do.’

Many on social media slammed the Hollywood favorite for speaking out so vocally against Trump, claiming that they would no longer be supporting his work.

In a post on Reddit, Auspea fumed: ‘What an fool. He just lost this fan. Sad [sic].’

Kburch13 agreed: ‘Well Dam I liked that show. Why can’t they just keep their uninformed opinions to themselves.’

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Alan stars in acclaimed series Reacher (Picture: Prime Video)

Gypsyoleil fumed: ‘I really enjoyed Reacher. Now I don’t want to watch it.’

Over on Twitter, Kastl Greyskull said: ‘Lost so much respect for this guy.. I won’t be watching his work anytime soon. I loved Reacher, but I l’m done.. #AlanRitchson.’

However, despite some negative comments, many more leapt to Ritchson’s defense, praising him for taking such a public stand.

Global-Letter-4984 enthused on Reddit: ‘Good for him! He definitely has a lot of fans on the right due to his look, his faith, and the types of productions he’s done, so it’s a big move that he’s speaking out against Trump.’

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Fans were divided over his comments on the controversial politician (Picture: Prime Video)
Shenanigans80h commented: ‘I know it shouldn’t be this way but I’m honestly stoked by how outspoken Ritchson is on this matter. So many celebrities these days are extremely afraid to voice a firm political opinion so they keep their comments vague or simply don’t talk about it at all.

‘For Ritchson, a guy who’s just now starting to breakthrough, to be so staunch in his thoughts is a breath of fresh air frankly. Makes me respect him a lot more.’

NiaNeuman cheered: ‘Everything I see about this guy makes me love him more.’

As Rick Judd tweeted: ‘Anyway, everyone should go watch Reacher. And any of Alan Ritchson’s projects. He rules.’

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