Hollywood Actor Dean Norris Sparks Backlash After Suggesting Soaring Gas Prices Are the Result of Free Market Capitalism

Conservatives are criticizing Hollywood actor Dean Norris for claiming rising gas prices are the result of capitalism.

Norris said, “Youre not getting ‘robbed’ at the pump. You’re paying fair market price for a commodity. If you love Capitalism so much then stfu.”

The term “stfu” is an abbreviation for the profane expression “shut the f*** up.”

Conservative political commentator Jennifer Van Laar of RedState responded,”This comment is evidence that Dean knows nothing about fair or free markets or economics.”

Senior editor at The Federalist, David Harsanyi, responded, “It’s not a fair-market price if government purposely creates scarcity to drive up the price.”

“Another dimwit leftist rich actor spouting stupidity,” another person said.

Many Americans have blamed the failures of the Biden administration for causing the gas crisis. The national surge in gas prices have reached record-high levels.

“Yeah those gas prices determined by the market that’s totally free and not at all distorted by government,” another person said to Norris.

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The acotr is mainly known for roles in television shows such as “Breaking Bad” and “United States of Al.”

The AAA national average price for a gallon of regular gas is $5.009.

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The Biden administration has been largely blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine for high fuel prices. The president recently issued a letter putting pressure on the leaders of major oil companies — according to Axios, the letter was directed to the leaders of ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP America, Shell USA, Phillips 66, Marathon, and Valero.

“Your companies and others have an opportunity to take immediate actions to increase the supply of gasoline, diesel, and other refined product you are producing and supplying to the United States market,” Biden said in a the letter. “The lack of refining capacity — and resulting unprecedented refinery profit margins — are blunting the impact of the historic actions my Administration has taken to address Vladimir Putin’s Price Hike and are driving up costs for consumers.”

In a statement supplied to TheBlaze, a Chevron spokesperson said that “what we have seen since January 2021 are policies that send a message that the Administration aims to impose obstacles to our industry delivering energy resources the world needs.”

Exxon issued a statement that noted, “government can promote investment through clear and consistent policy that supports U.S. resource development, such as regular and predictable lease sales, as well as streamlined regulatory approval and support for infrastructure such as pipelines.”