Instead of saying “political correctness”, say “common decency”. When someone brags about not being politically correct, they’re bragging about not caring whether someone might feel hurt by their words.
Instead of saying that someone “tells it like it is”, say that the person “talks without a filter”. When someone brags that they tell it like it is, it means that they don’t think very deeply about things. In fact, you’re liable to hear a string of clichés spew from the person’s mouth.