Corrected: Voice actor John St. John was not implying that Donald Trump’s campaign was specifically trying to hire him. We apologize for stating that was the case. We’ve updated the post to more accurately reflect St. John’s meaning.
People like Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz are leading the GOP presidential field, but some despise them so much that even the guy that voices one of video gaming’s most offensive characters won’t do business with Republican Party.
Duke Nukem voice actor John St. John has revealed today that he declined to work on a national ad campaign for “the Republican Party’s leading candidate for president.” In a post on Facebook, the voice actor explained that while he doesn’t like saying no to a big paycheck, he couldn’t bring himself to do this job because he was worried about sleeping at night. This implies that the beliefs of people like Donald Trump (who wants federal discrimination based on religion), Ben Carson (who believes Obamacare is the worst thing since slavery), and Ted Cruz (who thinks ending marriage discrimination is a threat to liberty) are too much for a guy who played a character that is all about explosions, “chicks,” and oral sex.
Here’s St. John’s full post:
DONALD TRUMP ATTEMPTED TO HIRE DUKE NUKEM pic.twitter.com/daEMzgYSaK
— KILLHOUSE (@KILLHOUSE_VANHO) January 13, 2016
Yes, you read that right. The guy who voices Duke Nukem would rather not take money from a party that supports Donald Trump and the rest of that field. This means that St. John has an easier time saying the following lines for money than accepting work from the leading Republican candidate for president:
- “Eat shit and die.”
- “[I] don’t have time to play with myself.”
- “I’ll rip your head off and shit down your neck.”
- “You’re an inspiration for birth control.”
- “Where is it?” (while trying to stick his penis into an electric outlet)
- “It’s time to abort your whole freaking species!”
We’ve asked the Trump campaign for a comment about St. John’s statement, but it has not returned our calls or emails. We’ll update this post with any new information.
But for now, you can rest easy that St. John will not taint the sacred name of Duke Nukem by associating it with the Republican Party’s leading candidate for president.
Duke Nukem is a classic gaming franchise that is best known for the 1996 first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D. That game was a standard take on Doom-style gameplay, but it separated itself from the pack by focusing on raunchy humor and Duke’s one-liner quips that were mostly lifted from films like Army of Darkness and They Live. In 2011, developer Gearbox Software finally released Duke Nukem Forever for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It was widely panned with many gamers and critics noting that its schtick (with its immature jokes about sex and women) hasn’t aged well and is now mostly embarrassing.
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