Actor Ben Stiller backtracks and apologizes after Janice Dean calls him out over Cuomo’s fundraiser

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Left-wing Hollywood actor Ben Stiller desperately needed an education on the realities of New York Gov Andrew Cuomo’s “reign of terror,” so Fox News’ Janice Dean gave him one.

The lesson plan began with Dean posting a tweet Saturday morning slamming Stiller and fellow Hollywood celebrities Robert DeNiro, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Henry Winkler for holding a virtual birthday party for Cuomo.

“Restaurants closing, kids out of school, families losing loved ones and livelihoods but @NYGovCuomo is going to celebrate his birthday with his celebrity friends and raise thousands of dollars for himself,” Dean wrote.

She added, “Shame on @WhoopiGoldberg @RedHourBen @rosieperezbklyn @hwinkler4real.”

View her initial lecture below:

Stiller did not take kindly to being called out and chose to respond with whataboutism.

“Nothing wrong with supporting a politician. As you know the current president has been soliciting hundreds of millions to overturn the election, not for COVID relief. You wrote a book about spreading sunshine apparently.. You don’t like the Governor. I do. Don’t be divisive. Bye,” he wrote back in a since-deleted tweet.

View a screenshot of it below:

What Stiller clearly didn’t know is that Dean’s parents-in-law died because of the policies of the very governor whom he so staunchly supports.

Speaking on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last May, she described how both of her in-laws had died from the coronavirus while housed in New York’s nursing homes.

“Twenty percent of our lost loved ones are from nursing homes, and it’s because Gov. Cuomo and several other governors, by the way, in different states forced COVID-recovering patients into nursing homes,” she said at the time.

Stiller also clearly didn’t know that Dean’s book, “Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days,” is about her struggle with multiple sclerosis.

Now view the reply she posted to Stiller’s tweet:

After reading Dean’s response, Stiller deleted his original tweet like a good student and quickly began backtracking and apologizing – also like a good student.

And fortunately for the left-wing actor, he was dealing with an equally good teacher.


While his apology was appreciated, it’s still not clear though that he genuinely understands the gravity of the situation.

Besides seeing their elderly parents or grandparents die in nursing homes, Americans have also seen their businesses be destroyed and their lives be turned upside down because of the refusal by mainly Democrat governors like Cuomo to acknowledge the actual science.

Governors like Cuomo have in effect presided over a veritable “reign of terror”:

Yet the victims of his terror have had to watch as Hollywood has repeatedly showered their abuser:

As of Sunday, it wasn’t clear whether Cuomo birthday bash was still on …


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