Actor Michael Ian Black used the tragic murder of a woman during the Charlottesville white supremacist attack on Saturday to push an anti-President Donald Trump agenda that would make his Hollywood friends smile.
The “Wet Hot American Summer” star said that the murder of the 32-year-old paralegal, Heather Heyer, by a man in a car was the same as if “the President stood in the middle of 5th Ave and shot” her himself.
Metaphorically speaking, yesterday the President stood in the middle of 5th Ave and shot somebody. Her name was Heather Heyer.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 13, 2017
The allusion was to the president’s statement during the campaign that he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody. And I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
As clever as he thought he was, social media humbled him quickly.
No he didn’t, and it’s THIS TYPE OF RHETORIC THAT LEAD TO YESTERDAY’S EVENTS. You hate filled, propaganda spreading, bigot ❗️?❗️?❗️?❗️?❗️?❗️
— Deplorable?Jessica (@JLNunyabusiness) August 13, 2017
Metaphorically, so did you. This is nonsense.
— larmanius (@larmanius) August 13, 2017
Literally speaking, your tweet is despicable.
— Ray G. (@rlg100619) August 13, 2017
Bad form. Really Bad Form.
— Daegu Diva (@DaeguDiva) August 13, 2017
Dangerous hyperbolic, you people need to stop fueling extremist ideas
— Wade County (@MetalBuiltKid) August 13, 2017
Metaphorically speaking, the President stood in the middle of Dallas and shot 5 police officers. https://t.co/RsTsnYlsZT
— ? Brian B ?? (@acebb20) August 13, 2017
You went for profound, but ended up with absurd. Yikes. Love you in the new Wet Hot though!
— erak (@erakattack) August 13, 2017
Just like @BarackObama golfing when the Dallas police officers were shot? Your thought process is complete BS.
— GhostWriter1981 (@GhostWriter1981) August 13, 2017
Metaphorically speaking, yesterday Michael Ian Black stood in the middle of 5th Ave and shot himself in the foot.
— Hal Dunn (@hal_dunn) August 13, 2017
Metaphorically speaking, you are shouting “FIRE!” in a crowded room. Knock it off.
— Swedish Chef (@Badash78) August 13, 2017
— Scubasteve (@Scubasteve42O) August 13, 2017
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