Since he helped to incite the violence at the Capitol building on January 6, many online have been calling for the resignation of Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
Among Cruz's many critics is actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer Seth Rogen, who replied to one of the Senator's tweets by saying:
"F'k off you fascist."
Canadian export Cruz—who was born in Alberta, Canada—responded not directly to his fellow Canadian export Rogen, but by screenshotting his comment.
Cruz—the millionaire Senator thanks to his wife's income who consistently votes for tax breaks for his tax bracket—then claimed to be some sort of working class hero.
At least Cruz tagged Rogen in his self promotion post.
So began a heated back and forth between Rogen and Cruz, who continued to respond to each other, trading insults.
Fantasia. It was playing at a film revival. It scared me; I cried—I was 4. My Mom had to take me out. Good times. https://t.co/xbTrhVvSko— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1611287877.0
@tedcruz Everyone who made that film would hate you.— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen) 1611343127.0
Many, including Rogen, pointed out Cruz was likely in a petty Twitter fight to distract from the shameful role the Senator played in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol where five people died.
They’re all dead. So I think we’re good. And Walt Disney was a Republican. Even though you behave online like a Ma… https://t.co/j7MtcxETsD— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1611432158.0
The argument, which was laced with profanity, was followed closely by Twitter users everywhere.
At different points, both parties attempted to put in the last word.
Your lies got people killed. You have blood on your hands. https://t.co/eoy1uUDK73— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen) 1611505396.0
Ultimately, however, it was probably the U.S. Senator's reputation who took a hit for trying to squabble on Twitter with a famously raunchy writer and comedian.
I would choose @Sethrogen over @tedcruz to any trust for job or render opinion on any matter, which I think even… https://t.co/ESKEcMCCRF— Pete Mayhak (@Pete Mayhak) 1611594074.0
Ted Cruz really just wakes up and gets bodied every day by Seth Rogan. We love to see it— Kristen (@Kristen) 1611550880.0
Some pals of Rogen even commented on Cruz's participation, like actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
If someone gets paid to make jokes, Senator Cruz, it's almost never a good idea to get into a fight with them online.