We haven’t covered actress Ellen Barkin in a while, and we missed her New Year’s Eve tweets about that leaked tape of a set by disgraced comedian Louis C.K. Upon hearing that he’d mocked Parkland shooting victims among others, she tweeted (and then deleted) “i hope louis ck gets raped,” followed by, “and shot at.”
We usually count on director Joss Whedon for tweets fantasizing about rape, but Barkin didn’t seem to appreciate some of the blowback she got both on Twitter and the media. But if you don’t like her tweeting about hoping someone is raped and shot at, why are you following her?
The female Ron Perlman. https://t.co/GjZgSLerrN
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) January 4, 2019
Nah, Ron Perlman would have added Russian bots to the list with racists, misogynists, and anti-Semites.
Maybe … just maybe … people followed Barkin because they were fans of her work but not necessarily of her politics? She sure showed them.
Learn how twitter works. https://t.co/xjwlHWiv25
— Dan (@TheBurbAbides) January 2, 2019
Assuming you’re just assigning your critics those attributes randomly, I’ll bite:
I don’t follow you, you classless twit. Your desire to see a man raped was RT’d into my feed.
That’s what happens when you say something outrageous and immoral on the Twitter. https://t.co/lfq64eV3ZA
— JGJr. (@Gavinessence) January 2, 2019
*thinks you have to follow someone to see their tweets* https://t.co/5u4GpiTYwS
— Nightmare (@NightmareThe1st) January 2, 2019
Man look at all those buzz words
— templare knight jobro (@saltymcsalt17) January 2, 2019
— blank (@JohnSemumu) January 2, 2019
Do you know what introspection means?
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) January 2, 2019
Na I just love me a good train wreck and this one sounds like the wheels are getting loose.
— dave (@joykillerdave) January 2, 2019
— TruthTalker Patriot VoterID NOW ?? (@TruthTalkerUSA) January 2, 2019
Trainwrecks are glorious. https://t.co/ncSEeaFE6f
— Chrìstορhεr (@cdwillett66) January 2, 2019
— elizbeth (@lizfriz35) January 3, 2019
This week on “Tweets from a Delusional ‘Celebrity’ I’ve Never Heard Of Before” https://t.co/P5Tb8oE7vK
— Josh Larkin (@JoshLarkin6) January 3, 2019
— Sarah (@sarahgibblets) January 2, 2019
She sounds like a peach https://t.co/T5mj2AU2Vi
— Plumber Dave (@PlumberDave2) January 2, 2019
Wendy’s employee: “Welcome to Wendy’s! Can I take your order?”
Ellen Barkin: https://t.co/7t8MRjgpE3
— Alex Lederer™ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Kevin_Fed16) January 2, 2019
i have never seen someone so angry over nothing holy shit https://t.co/urtdT75WDV
— obsu (@0bsuuu) January 3, 2019
Aging out of the misogynistic system you helped create is never pretty: https://t.co/FLswYjes1B
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) January 4, 2019
Nurse, the pills https://t.co/MQrGYEyprD
— TruthToPower (@TruthToPower15) January 2, 2019
I think Roseanne’s excuse was Ambien. I’m interested to see how this plays out. https://t.co/do5jQM33Pa
— Dan Victor (@slydanno70) January 2, 2019
I doubt they're as dumb as somebody who hopes another person gets raped and shot at. https://t.co/loWOAPoHyZ
— Ricky (@NobleAtlas88) January 2, 2019
And you wished death and rape on another person. Two terrible atrocities. You’re no better than him when you talk like that. https://t.co/DmC8byU93y
— Dapper Cardinal (@GobertOrGoHome) January 2, 2019
We’re playing the anti-Semitic card now are we. ? https://t.co/PtjrzidQPK
— G (@Skeptical_G) January 2, 2019
Hot take: People who claim anti-semitism to avoid OBJECTIVE criticism are in fact the most anti-Semitic of all. https://t.co/jv6VqdEtcT
— unauthorized poptart (@seltzergrl) January 2, 2019
An enduring truth that we should have learned in 2018:
The fact that "racist," "anti-semitic," and "woman-hating/misogynistic" are now being used as thoughtless insults is terrifying and sets a really low bar for the defense of actual racism, misogyny, and antisemitism. The boy that cried wolf is fiction, but holds a very deep truth. https://t.co/9Ze35Jk12q
— Matthew Mears (@MattMears501) January 2, 2019
Hell freezes over? David Axelrod (yes, that one) talks sense on Louis C.K.-Parkland kids controversy https://t.co/EceOfhAr1H
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 31, 2018
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