You know, we don’t think we saw this year any organizations offering printable holiday placemats with anti-gun rights talking points on them — something to ease the conversation along — although the New York Times did step up at Thanksgiving with its interactive “Angry Uncle Bot” to provide online practice for those difficult conversations.
“Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson had one of those difficult conversations after Christmas dinner and decided to share it with all of us in the holiday spirit:
We honestly wonder how hunter and Christian Chris Pratt manages to work at Marvel Studios — maybe they don’t talk politics at work and save it for family holidays?
Not being glib here…praying for you, Scott. That you can continue to be a light in Hollywood and that your hatred for those on the Right doesn’t consume you and destroy your testimony. Can’t wait for Strange 2.
— DJ (@djb_in_cbus) December 26, 2018
I don’t hate anyone. Those empowering inhumane ideologies deserve my ire. Silence would be complicity.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) December 26, 2018
I feel that's exactly the wrong way to change someone's mind. Has anyone rudely insulting you ever changed your mind, even if they were correct? No one is willing to extend grace any more. Hate will not drive out hate, only love will do that
— Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonFilms) December 26, 2018
But if you stay silent and allow the redneck a**hole motherf**ker Trump-voting ignoramuses to just walk around empowe their inhumane ideologies, how will they know they’re horrible people?
So you’re that embarrassing, self-righteous family jerk everyone dreads seeing at the holidays?
— A White Hispanic 🇺🇸 (@awhite_hispanic) December 26, 2018
First of all, you shouldn’t judge someone by the color of their neck. Secondly, law abiding gun owners, whose rights are protected under 2nd Amendment, have never killed any children. You should stop smoking meth.
— Mr. Conservative (@MisterConserva2) December 26, 2018
So you're saying your brother-in-law has actually murdered children? You should probably report this to the authorities.
Too stupid for words.
— HappyCycler (@HappyCycler) December 26, 2018
what did he do? is he a bad person? did he hurt someone? kill anyone else? rob a store? what Scott what.
— tony b (@mshutupbitch) December 26, 2018
I'd ask you how he has blood on his hands, but I have a feeling you won't be able to give much of an answer except the normal empty talking points.
— JC (@JeffOnTheRight) December 26, 2018
He works at planned parenthood?
— Steven (@MaVASteve) December 26, 2018
Yet he's had no such conversations with Planned Parenthood supporters. PPFA, an org that has literally ended millions of lives in the name of convenience. The NRA protects a right (2A) that criminals & the insane exploit. Just as terrorists exploit rights that the ACLU protects. https://t.co/FctMCF4NEY
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) December 26, 2018
What blood are you referencing? Tragedy and loss takes place regardless of who sits in the White House. Mr. Obama was accused of much blood on his hands as well. (Example: drone program) Were you just as outraged then as you are now? Selective outrage = hypocrisy. #HappyNewYear
— D.W.Ulsterman (@DWUlsterman) December 26, 2018
Dang, so glad you told him off. Bet he went back with your sister to laugh about how big of a boner her brother is.
— Garrett (@Youth4_America) December 26, 2018
Glad to hear that you handle having political differences in such a mature way. I know, this POTUS is an existential threat to everyone and everything, etc.. Your bil is owed an apology that I know will not be coming. Your sister must be so embarrassed to have you as a brother.
— Kevin Culpepper (@KevinCulpepper1) December 26, 2018
What he really did was practice that speech in the bathroom mirror every day for a month and then just sit there after dinner, sullenly getting drunk, before skulking home feeling like the loser he is. https://t.co/4Axro6T6cf
— Morry Christ-Mos ☃️ (@molratty) December 26, 2018
Scott's the kid in high school who says he totally kicked somebody's ass but no one saw it. https://t.co/mjgHVhMZKu
— Dan 🇺🇸 (@danieltobin) December 27, 2018
We like Marvel’s movies, but damn do they make it hard to part with that ticket money when the directors and stars just keep tweeting liberal talking points, our favorite being Chris “Captain America” Evans making it clear he was against Betsy DeVos restoring due process to sexual assault cases on campus.
Amanda Marcotte decries unfunny 'Internet feminism' and their attacks on Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner http://t.co/AG0u1lvD6e
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2015