Clint Eastwood donates money made from Chrysler commercial to charity
by Allyson Koerner
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This past Sunday was the only time most Americans watched their television solely for the commercials. For the next week or so Super Bowl ads will be rated on the best versus the worst, and one in particular that’s getting a lot of review is Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler advertisement.

The two-minute long commercial had people hypnotized, and not just because of the legendary actor/director’s deep, husky voice. To many, it almost seemed as if the 81-year-old actor was campaigning for President Obama.

In the ad, Eastwood declares that it’s “halftime in America,” then goes on to discuss the hardships of economic times.

However, Eastwood disagrees with the political insinuations. “It was meant to be a message,” he explained to Fox News, “just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.”

What many seem to think is that Eastwood supports the White House’s decision to bail out automakers like Chrysler with taxpayer’s money.

“I just want to say that the spin stops with you guys, and there is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain. I am not supporting any politician at this time,” Eastwood said.

Whether the actor’s commercial was or wasn’t affiliated with politics, what’s really important is that he donated his salary to charity.

What do you think the true message of Chrysler’s ad is? Watch Eastwood in action and you be the judge.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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