With all the money, glitz, glamour, and constant exposure, it can be easy to forget that celebrities - even the ones we see every week on our favorite shows - are regular people.
At least its easy to forget until they start bickering about politics back and forth on social media like everyone's drunk uncle and we, the fans, are left standing around watching like
Vampire Diaries fans got an eyeful the night of the Vice Presidential debate. Stars Paul Wesley (who plays Stefan) and Matthew Davis (who took on the role of Alaric) both tuned in to watch Mike Pence and Kamala Harris discuss the issues. Davis, a long-time vocal Trump supporter, posted a now-deleted tweet that criticized the moderator for her behavior.
Davis believed moderator Susan Page was making it a point to interrupt Pence and not "let him finish his point."
Paul Wesley saw things a little differently. He responded to Davis's tweet by quipping:
"It would also be nice if Pence answered the question he was originally asked rather than deflect."
Things got personal from there. The two stars went back and forth a few times while fans watched (and took screenshots)
Davis: "Paul likes to vote for criminals and losers just like he did in 2016. Your opinion on the matter carries little weight as far as I am concerned. Next."
Wesley: "You're mistaken. I didn't vote for trump in 2016"
To get this next tweet, you need a bit of understanding about the show. So for you non-fans; Alaric is the character Davis plays. Alaric is a human vampire-hunter. Vervain is an herb which is used to weaken and kill vampires; especially potent when ingested.
That's really all you need to know to catch what goes down from here. So back to the show we go.
We return to Wesley, who decided to address the show's fans; as he knew they were watching the men spar back and forth.
Wesley: "Guys Alaric drank some vervain, he's losing it"
The fans: "Ummm... Alaric is human so vervain wouldn't affect him."
Wesley: "Yea but that stuff is strongggg."
Things did eventually end cordially between the two men. Fans, of course, really wanted to talk about what in the world they just witnessed.
alaric saltzman voting for trump doesn’t surprise me at all! but anyways not paul wesley and matthew davis getting… https://t.co/WkA7nWdYjY— agapé 🇷🇼 (@agapé 🇷🇼)1602142307.0
stefan and alaric fighting in 2020 because alaric is a real life Trump supporter omg.... https://t.co/I9LChqEtpe— dai (@dai)1602128096.0
@ImMatthew_Davis WHAT IS GOING AWNNNN not stefan and alaric 😭😭😭 https://t.co/jqgW5aBcM8— kat (@kat)1602123510.0
Did anyone have Stefan Salvatore and Alaric twitter beefing over the US election on their 2020 bingo card https://t.co/9rrUxMfgCu— Jenna Guillaume⁷ (@Jenna Guillaume⁷)1602126480.0
guess warner huntington iii wasn't much of a stretch for him https://t.co/hXZMsuXdJM— Jenna Guillaume⁷ (@Jenna Guillaume⁷)1602126930.0
stefan and alaric on twitter rn : https://t.co/MHybUyrqxz— sarah | stefan jughead and klaus enthusiast ✰ (@sarah | stefan jughead and klaus enthusiast ✰)1602136442.0
woke up to stefan attacking alaric on the tl for being a trump supporter i love it here https://t.co/9amUHOG8Ke— imogen (@imogen)1602154898.0
@thepettypprint "lighten up baby boy u know u miss me" LMFAOOOO— affᴴ (@affᴴ)1602157148.0
STEFAN AND ALARIC FIGHTING OVER POLITICS IS THE BEST THING TO COME OUT OF 2020...anyway, stan paul wesley for clear… https://t.co/3iyPBk7d3b— 𝐜𝐡𝐥𝐨𝐞 🦇 (@𝐜𝐡𝐥𝐨𝐞 🦇)1602143447.0
Stefan and Alaric beefing over Twitter about politics provides me with such joy. Stefan’s right btw. As usual. https://t.co/PgpQ3qWdaw— Angelia Mancuso (@Angelia Mancuso)1602124859.0
Stefan and Alaric are fighting on twitter skskgnfka https://t.co/FDTrVrh5oH— lil b🕸 (@lil b🕸)1602127396.0
i thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder and then i saw stefan salvatore and alaric saltzman fighting over trump on… https://t.co/SoNgE5FO3h— ً (@ً)1602123438.0
So yeah ... 2020, amirite?