David Mamet claims many male teachers are ‘inclined’ to be pedophiles



David Mamet found himself in hot water after claiming that many male teachers are “inclined” to be pedophiles.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s hot take has prompted widespread criticism as he declared that “we have to take back control.”

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Mamet gave his two cents on the subject of community control of education, after Florida passed a so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans sexual orientation or gender from being taught to children under 10.

“We have to take back control,” Mamet said. “If there’s no community control of the schools, what we have is kids being not only indoctrinated but groomed in a very real sense by people who are, whether they know it or not, sexual predators.

“Are they abusing the kids physically? No, I don’t think so. But they’re abusing them mentally and using sex to do so,” he added.

“This has always been the problem with education – teachers are inclined, typically men because men are predators, to pedophilia,” the 74-year-old said.

Mr. Mamet argued parents should teach their children certain topics instead of teachers.

“People have gone nuts and people are frightened because there’s huge changes in society, that are brought about by the people in power,” Mamet said. “The people in power, as always, are to a large extent, parasites who are feeding off of the decaying flesh.”

He added that society “needs to get pruned and we need to cut off the diseased parts and go back to individual control of our own destiny. That’s called freedom.”

It wasn’t long until Mamet faced major pushback on social media over his controversial comments.

Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy adviser Matt Duss wrote “the main takeaway from that despicable David Mamet clip about teachers is that Rupert Murdoch remains the world’s most dangerous oligarch and it’s not close.”

Meanwhile, another added, “Following David Mamet’s career has been like talking to a guy at a party who seems normal until at a certain point he says ‘But y’know, a LOT of harassment allegations are made up,’ and then you say ‘Huh…’ and try to change the subject but then it just keeps going.

“You’re having a good time with House of Games and Glengarry Glenn Ross and then all of a sudden you hit Oleanna and you think, ‘Oh, that’s weird. We’ll surely he’s actually approaching this from the angle of…’ and then soon enough you’ve hit his Phil Spector movie.”

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