Comedian Michael Ian Black, star of Wet Hot American Summer, just tweeted his two cents about the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. His take was pretty controversial, and has people on both sides of the aisle pretty riled up:
Metaphorically speaking, yesterday the President stood in the middle of 5th Ave and shot somebody. Her name was Heather Heyer.— Michael Ian Black (@Michael Ian Black)1502631821.0
Heather Heyer was killed on Saturday, August 12th, by a car intentionally crashing through a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville.
Some Twitter users agreed with Black whole-heartedly.
@michaelianblack Yes, the blood is on his hands. He incited this violence with his hate filled rhetoric.— Watcher McWatcherson (@Watcher McWatcherson)1502638787.0
@ckensingtn @michaelianblack Trump stroking white nationalist rage-ons for a year. Mexicans = rapist, Muslims = ter… https://t.co/RWLoIFEafT— Ethan Spears (@Ethan Spears)1502645182.0
The tweet also had its fair share of detractors, however, who thought it was doing as much harm as good.
@michaelianblack WAY out of line dude- Trump did not do this! Your rhetoric continues to fuel hate. Hate has no col… https://t.co/Joljjgpr6z— WITrumpGirl (@WITrumpGirl)1502644596.0
But it seems both sides were unwilling to be swayed by the words of the other.
@MoChroi1965 @ckensingtn @michaelianblack The Party of Personal Responsibility. Nazis in "MAGA" red hats screamin… https://t.co/wK77MGa3i0— Here till Adrian C. Jackson's Exodus launches. (@Here till Adrian C. Jackson's Exodus launches.)1502654151.0
Michael Ian Black, seeing the controversy his tweet was generating, decided to clarify.
Getting a lot of grief for this tweet, so I thought I should clarify exactly what I meant. What I should have said is...1/2— Michael Ian Black (@Michael Ian Black)1502652621.0
Metaphorically speaking, yesterday the President stood in the middle of 5th Ave and shot somebody. Her name was Heather Heyer. 2/2— Michael Ian Black (@Michael Ian Black)1502652650.0
Supporters loved Black's sass.
@michaelianblack Haha. Glad you clarified. 😂😂😂— Carrie is so very ⚽️ (@Carrie is so very ⚽️)1502652689.0
Many felt white supremacists should be condemned. Period.
@ckensingtn @michaelianblack For refusing to denounce white nationists, he is sending the message to them TO DO IT… https://t.co/311QTCLrDJ— 4M3R1C4N 7R00P3R (@4M3R1C4N 7R00P3R)1502653808.0
@ckensingtn @michaelianblack I have no interest in "unity" with white supremacists.— Farnsworth (@Farnsworth)1502653701.0
Whether you agree with Black or not, though, one thing is certain...
@michaelianblack You are courting controversy.— DC Cab (@DC Cab)1502631975.0
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