It’s common for celebrities to publicly back political candidates or openly support causes they care about, but no one ever asks fictional cartoon characters what they think, and as it turns out, they might just have a lot to say — The latest pop culture icon to release a statement urging his countrymen to vote a certain way is none other than the (highly) animated Groundskeeper Willie of The Simpsons.
The proud Scotsman has officially weighed in on the upcoming vote that will decide whether Scotland will separate from the United Kingdom.
“Now, both sides of this argument have valid points,” Willie amicably admits at the beginning of the video (below, after the jump), but his true opinions become clear when he goes on to describe those opposing sides as “the freedom-loving heirs of the highland tradition, and those who enjoy crawling like worms under British boots.”
Willie’s argument in support of Scottish Independence only becomes more fiery when he begins to cover touchy subjects like oil reserves and the proper spelling of
To boot, in case his fellow Scottish citizens aren’t sure who should lead a free and independent Scotland, Willie’s got that covered as well:
“For a leader who can stand in the grand tradition of William Wallace,” Willi suggests…himself, of course, making the campaign promise that “Willie won’t back down to world leaders because I haven’t a clue who they are, and I’m not willing to learn! Also, I’ve lived in America most of my life, so I’ve seen firsthand how not to run a country.”
At least he’s honest.