Dean Norris asked Americans to stop complaining about rising gas prices and to “shut up”.
The 59-year-old actor, who starred as Agent Hank Schrader in breaking Badspoke about the situation on Twitter and urged those who “love capitalism” to shut up.
“You don’t get ‘robbed’ at the pump,” he wrote. “You pay a fair market price for a commodity. If you love capitalism so much, then stfu.
Earlier this month, petrol prices hit a record high of $5 (£4.08) a gallon in the US.
In March, US President Joe Biden blamed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for rising fuel prices.
“Our prices are rising because of Putin’s actions,” he said. “There is not enough supply. And the bottom line is that if we want lower gas prices, we need to have more oil supply right now. »
He added, “Putin’s price hike is hitting Americans at the pumps, and I know how much it hurts.”
Norris’ opinion was criticized by his supporters, with some asking him to “shut up” in return.
“Sir, please shut up respectfully,” one person wrote. “With your net worth of five million dollars, you’re not allowed to talk about other people’s feelings at the pumps. To hell with you.”
Comedian Walter Masterson wrote, “I didn’t expect Hank breaking Bad be so based.
Another person wrote, “Easy to say for someone with a net worth of $5 million.”
NK News Oliver Jia wrote, “A rich and privileged actor wants to lecture everyone on how capitalism is the problem. It must be a day ending in y.
“This idiot is out of touch,” said another reviewer.