Did actor Matthew McConaughey tweet that Instagram needs to shut down an account for harassing him because he "wanted to take action against guns"? No, that's not true: The tweet is fake and the account shown for @McConaughey is suspended on Twitter. His real verified Twitter account did not post the message.
The claim appeared in an Instagram post on June 8, 2022. It opens:
Unbelievable. Instagram needs to shut down the account @Libs for harassing me. I shouldn't be harassed for standing up, wanting to take action against guns. All @Libs does is rally people to make fun of politicians and people like me. DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PAGE
This is how the post appeared at the time of writing:
(Image source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thurs Jun 09 20:12:12 2022 UTC)
The Instagram post shows what appears to be a screenshot of Twitter account @MattMcConaughey. This account is not McConaughey's account and was suspended on Twitter as of June 9, 2022:
(Image source: Twitter screenshot taken on Thurs Jun 09 22:14:08 2022 UTC)
(Image source: Twitter screenshot taken on Thurs Jun 09 22:15:55 2022 UTC)
The fake account appeared to try to direct traffic to another account for followers.
McConaughey appeared at the White House on June 8, 2022, where he advocated for gun control legislation following the murder of 21 people, including 19 children, at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, his hometown.