‘Breaking Bad’ actor says Americans should ‘stfu’ about gas prices if they ‘love capitalism so much’

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Actor Dean Norris criticized people who are complaining about soaring gas prices across the United States.

The “Breaking Bad” star said current gas prices are “fair market” and urged anyone who “love[s] Capitalism” to “stfu,” an acronym for shut the f— up.

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

Dean Norris attends the 9th Annual Unbridled Eve Kentucky Derby Gala at The Galt House Hotel on May 06, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dean Norris attends the 9th Annual Unbridled Eve Kentucky Derby Gala at The Galt House Hotel on May 06, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Unbridled Eve)

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The tweet garnered more than 7,200 retweets and 66,000 likes as of Sunday morning.

The tweet also garnered some pushback from people who pointed out that Norris is wealthy. 

Jan. 27, 2013: File photo shows actors Dean Norris, left, and Steven Michael Quezada at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Jan. 27, 2013: File photo shows actors Dean Norris, left, and Steven Michael Quezada at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (AP/Invision)

“Easy to say when you have a net worth of 5 mil” one person commented. 

Norris’ social media post comes as Americans are seeing record-high gas prices.

The national average for a gallon of gas sits at more than $4.98, according to AAA. Norris lives in California, where gas is the most expensive at an average of more than $6.40 per gallon.

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Marianna Sotomayor said Sunday that it might be too late for Democrats on the economy as gas prices skyrocketed to $5.00. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Marianna Sotomayor said Sunday that it might be too late for Democrats on the economy as gas prices skyrocketed to $5.00. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The cheapest price for gas in the country is in Georgia, where Peach State residents are seeing an average price of around $4.48 per gallon.

At this time a year ago, the national average was $3.70, AAA reported.

Before this year, the highest national gas price average ever recorded by AAA was $4.114 per gallon in July 2008. 

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Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park, California on Thursday, June 9, 2022. 

Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park, California on Thursday, June 9, 2022.  (Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden accused oil refiners of driving up gas prices in letters sent last week to seven refinery operators, including ExxonMobil and BP.

“The sharp rise in gasoline prices is not driven only by rising oil prices, but by an unprecedented disconnect between the price of oil and the price of gas,” the president’s letters read.

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