Matthew McConaughey's 'Aussie Accent' In New Film Is Offending A Few People

2016-09-19 00:58:00Z
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Matthew McConaughey is one of those Hollywood A-Listers who all the girls crush over and all the guys want to be.!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2014/09/18/888/n/1922283/81f7cb4ae7d5b642_adaa7ec6gw1ei332gjmfbg20dw05kkjl/i/Patriotic-March.gif

But his latest film role might make a few proud Aussies a little offended. 

If you're a true Matt fan, then you should be well aware of his new animated film Sing which is set to hit our theatres on Boxing Day. 

The film follows a Koala named Buster Moon, played by Matt, who starts up a singing contest to keep his theatre from closing. It features a few other huge Hollywood names and is sure to be one of those kids movies we all love. 

However, as Matt's doing the voice work for a koala, you'd think he'd have an Aussie accent down pat, right?

Wrong... because we can't hear a freakin' Aussie accent in any shape or form.


In other words, he's ditched the koala's original ancestry and made him an Americanised version of our beloved treasure... 

There's no denying Matt has some serious skills, and with the amount of acting nominations he has up his belt (and an Oscar award!), we thought he'd be able to pull off a better accent than this. 

Have a listen and hear it for yourself...

The film's director spoke with about the whole accent debacle, saying, "from the outset I didn’t want to get bogged down with where animals come from. I wanted them to be human caricatures, and actually, they show very few animal traits in the movie. As I got into that area of where animals originated from, I got into all kinds of narrative problems and it became about what I didn’t want the film to be about."

When Matt was 18-years-old he moved to the Central Coast of Australia for a student exchange, working "11 different odd jobs", and has emphasised how he knows Australians won't get offended by this.

"Australians are not offended that I played a koala bear! Australians don’t get offended by things like that!

"You guys are no-frills. I lived over there for a year, I’ve made three films there, and I know Australians well enough to know they’re not offended."

The question you must all now ask yourselves is, Am I offended?

We think the good ol' Aussie sense of humour will prevail on this one. 

Image Credits: Universal Pictures / Getty.

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