We had to check to see if this was a parody account, but we’ve covered actor and corporate pitchman Matt Walton before, when he explained it was just “lighthearted meta humor” gone awry that led him to ask Parkland school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv “the last time someone shot at you or your friends.”
Now this following take of Walton’s isn’t necessarily new or unique — we saw plenty of like-minded comments in the thread about pulling kids out of school until gun laws change — but it’s nice to see it laid out so clearly.
You know what benefits from school shootings?
The home school movement.
You know what benefits from the home school movement?
You know what benefits from ignorance?#Republicanism.
You know what benefits from Republicanism?
See it now?
— Matt Walton (@themattwalton) May 19, 2018
See what now? Let’s back up to the bit about homeschooling breeding ignorance before we get ahead of ourselves.
I found it. The worst take ever https://t.co/onw57XkdGw
— Tradcel (@dontcurvemeplz) May 19, 2018
This is an absolutely nuclear take, in awe of the heat of that garbage fire. https://t.co/M2qoTBofjP
— Hadji Murad (@ComradeLudd) May 19, 2018
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) May 19, 2018
This is a nuclear take with so many non-sequiturs it’s hard to believe it’s real. https://t.co/xjOQjVRHb5
— bryan smith (@Bryandrums) May 19, 2018
This explains everything… https://t.co/nACBMjyksu
— Arthur Boreman Once Held His Breath for 30 Seconds (@ArthurBoreman) May 19, 2018
This is the theory of the century. https://t.co/7cbWYgUOyf
— Cryptarchist (@cryptarchist) May 19, 2018
Straightforward from here. https://t.co/Ws0r451OnM
— Drew Birling (@actdrewary) May 19, 2018
We are through the Looking Glass people https://t.co/xdIvRHr533
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 19, 2018
Really makes you think. https://t.co/0U10qSjhkO
— Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp (@Chimp_HQ) May 19, 2018
I can tell you went to public school just by reading this tweet. https://t.co/8OGwYIW4kK
— Omar L.A. (@omarslopezarce) May 19, 2018
This guy seems to want to create a new record for pernicious wrongness, he literally knows nothing. https://t.co/OCi3qECos0
— larmanius (@larmanius) May 19, 2018
Ive found it. The biggest reach in the history of twitter. https://t.co/1fxhJ6AFk7
— TheBoomBaptist (@JohnTheMessnger) May 19, 2018
Did you hurt yourself with that stretch? https://t.co/DIPC8jbk9m
— Beckie Grunewald (@DigitalChick73) May 19, 2018
Matt’s new nickname should be Stretch Armstrong because boy this tweet is a reach https://t.co/9xC67Qj4TK
— Jen the Libertarian (@jenniferm_q) May 19, 2018
"Homeschool kids are stupid." https://t.co/3EvkbuQUwU
— EricEEE (@EEElverhoy) May 19, 2018
So now the problem is home school. This guy is a trip. https://t.co/VnbAuQ9wPI
— MLH ♥️ (@just_mindy) May 19, 2018
Tweets like this make me glad we didn't choose public school. https://t.co/tEOvoNXsod
— Leslie Fain (@LeslieFain92) May 19, 2018
Homeschooling breeds ignorance… haha… good one. My 6 year old is smarter than this. https://t.co/n5btxETmQ0
— DollinsBJJ (@anthonybhoy) May 19, 2018
How the hell do you draw a straight line from school shootings to home schooling? https://t.co/xmUl9B0U34
— Schültzie (@schultzenfreude) May 19, 2018
So, the Republicans are making Leftists shoot up schools so they can homeschool?
I don't think you thought this through. https://t.co/EaQ6UB7pON
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) May 19, 2018
Homeschooled kids score above the national average on testing.
Homeschooled kids have parents that take responsibility for them.
Homeschooled kids aren't the ones shooting up public schools. https://t.co/UUWJGoPjRQ
— Tyler (@t_ancap) May 19, 2018
I suspect my homeschooled children could identify at least half of the non sequiturs in this Gordian knot of blue-checked logic. https://t.co/WWZ6gg0yTx
— Gimbal Locke (@GimbalLocke) May 19, 2018
What he’s not realizing is ignorance only benefits from home schooling because of opponents to it, like himself. That are ignorant about the reality of homeschooling.
But what do I know. I only was homeschooled and will homeschool. https://t.co/0PFr7XTVtz
— Andrew Lynch (@GentlemanRascal) May 19, 2018
4 adult children home schooled. All college graduates. Software engineer, Mechanical engineer, Finance, Business.
Home school movement.
You might be in a bubble. https://t.co/Ua0Nsy8yRN
— Dave George (@Dagrrr) May 19, 2018
All I see is you’re a moron https://t.co/AAuk5evjLn
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) May 19, 2018
You're clearly an idiot. https://t.co/Qct9NhlUdl
— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) May 19, 2018
Please put the crack pipe down. https://t.co/SScqUOyhae
— ProperDee of Coffee (@ihate_everyone2) May 19, 2018
Reminder: just because there's a bluecheck it doesn't mean he's smart. https://t.co/Z3C3awHRn7
— LaurieAnn ? (@mooshakins) May 19, 2018
'Crapped the BED!' Matt Walton tries defending David Hogg from Kyle Kashuv and his FAIL is LEGENDARY https://t.co/2DJ3CC3d3L
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 19, 2018