Actor and prominent Republican celebrity Jon Voight is getting the wrong kind of attention online after a co-worker accused him of slapping him on the set of Voight's show Ray Donovan.
Most likely in response to Voight's speaking role at the Republican National Convention, actor Frank Whaley told the story of how Voight once slapped him on set because Voight "couldn't keep up."
Whaley even shared a photo of the incident taken by the on-set photographer.
Several other conservative actors spoke out in support of Voight.
Most of Twitter quickly put them in their place, however, arguing that workplace violence is never acceptable.
@iheartmindy @TheFrankWhaley Yeah, an unwritten slap. Because Jon Voight had a hissy fit. That's also known as workplace violence.— nickel 🌹 signed and sealed in blood 🌹 BLM (@nickel 🌹 signed and sealed in blood 🌹 BLM) 1598362409.0
@RealDeanCain Remember son, Jesus said turn the other cheek. Unless you're Jon Voight. Then it's okay to slap another actor.— Benedict Hughes (@Benedict Hughes) 1598354972.0
@LintOfDeath @RealDeanCain @TheFrankWhaley Taught him the importance of turning the other cheek (so Jon Voight can slap that one, too).— Hawkguy (@Hawkguy) 1598372793.0
Dean Cain even began trending online for his support of Voight's workplace violence.
Jon Voight slaps Frank Whaley, but Dean Cain trends because of it? 🤔 Okay.— James 🇺🇸 💉🏳️🌈 Ƨtiffler (@James 🇺🇸 💉🏳️🌈 Ƨtiffler) 1598352592.0
Obviously, Voight's behavior is unacceptable.
No matter who you are, striking a co-worker is absolutely out of bounds.
Incidents like this make one wonder why the RNC was so happy to welcome Voight as one of their guest speakers.
I don't care what anyone says, all I hear when I hear Jon Voight is someone narrating a Scientology ad from inside a Sea Org submarine— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson) 1598320989.0
I can’t believe they gave Jon Voight more time than AOC— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein) 1598315678.0
At least he will fit in well with President Trump's campaign staff.
Jon Voight getting ready to join the Trump cabinet #RNC2020 https://t.co/EeIf4MT9MT— The Italian Stallion (@The Italian Stallion) 1598316841.0
Violent behavior in the workplace is never acceptable and someone who's been around as long as Jon Voight ought to know that.