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

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Actor Dean Norris criticized people who complain about rising gas prices in the United States.

The “Breaking Bad” star said current gas prices are “fair market” and urged everyone to “love”[s] Capitalism’ to ‘stfu’, an acronym for shut up.

“You don’t get ‘robbed’ at the pump,” Norris wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. “You pay a fair market price for a product. If you love capitalism that 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.
(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Rampant Eve)

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

The tweet also received some restraint from people pointing out that Norris is rich.

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

January 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 tell if you have a net worth of 5 million,” one person commented.

Norris’s social media post comes as Americans see record high gas prices.

The national average for a gallon of gas is over $4.98, according to AAA. Norris lives in California, where gas is the most expensive at over $6.40 a gallon on average.

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

Marianna Sotomayor said on Sunday it may be too late for Democrats on the economy as gas prices skyrocket 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 see an average price of about $4.48 per gallon.

A year ago, the national average around this time was $3.70, AAA reported.

Prior to this year, the highest average national gas price ever measured 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 refineries of inflating gas prices in letters sent last week to seven refinery operators, including ExxonMobil and BP.

“The sharp increase in gasoline prices is not only caused by rising oil prices, but also by an unprecedented discrepancy between the price of oil and gas,” the president’s letters said.

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