Actor James Woods — who was released from Twitter jail after a two-week lockdown of his account — said he will not stop expressing his politically conservative views because of “Twitter’s bias or liberal insanity in general.”
Woods tweeted: “So Twitter sent an unsolicited email explaining THEY would delete the ‘offending’ tweet for which I was locked out and which I refused to delete. As a conservative, I am not about to walk on eggshells because of Twitter’s bias or liberal insanity in general.”
So @Twitter sent an unsolicited email explaining THEY would delete the “offending” tweet for which I was locked out and which I refused to delete. As a conservative I am not about to walk on eggshells because of Twitter’s bias or liberal insanity in general. pic.twitter.com/84kldP5lX2
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 6, 2018
Woods was locked out of his account on September 22 over a meme he had tweeted on July 20.
The “offending” Twitter meme mocked leftist soy-boys who shamelessly pander to militant feminists by directing men not to vote in the midterm elections.
Woods explained that his tweet was a joke meme. Nonetheless, Twitter suspended the award-winning actor and locked him out of his account, saying the tweet “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.”
Frankly, if you’re stupid enough to think that ridiculous meme was real, you don’t deserve to vote. And you should stay off Twitter.
Twitter then told James Woods that he could use his account again only if he deleted the tweet. As BizPac Review previously reported, Woods refused to delete the tweet, saying the demand was tantamount to censorship.
“Free speech is free speech – it’s not Jack Dorsey’s version of free speech,” Woods said, referring to the Twitter CEO.
“Having our voice smothered is much more disturbing than having your vocal chords slit. If you want to kill my free speech, man up and slit my throat with a knife, don’t smother me with a pillow.”
James Woods confronts Twitter CEO after lockout: 'If you want to kill my free speech … man up and slit my throat with a knife' https://t.co/jC8fIsKJgT
— 🏵Kimbra💐 (@Kimbraov1) September 24, 2018
Woods accused Twitter of targeting him because he’s conservative. “This is not about a celebrity being muzzled,” he said. “This is about an American being silenced — one tweet at a time.”
Twitter has been under fire for censoring and silencing conservatives on its massive social-media platform.
In September 2018, CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that Twitter has a liberal bias, and that even the conservatives who work at Twitter are afraid to voice their political views to their militant leftist colleagues.
“They [conservatives] don’t feel safe to express their opinions at the company,” Dorsey told Recode. “They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of [liberal] leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right.”
Despite his lip service to fairness, Twitter and other social media platforms (including Facebook and Google) continue to silence and censor conservative users.
That said, welcome back, James Woods! You are Spartacus!
— Sol 🎬 (@Solmemes1) October 6, 2018