Andy Lassner, executive producer of “The Ellen Show,” is a reliable progressive voice on Twitter (that we often ridicule), but today Lassner took a bold stand against Antifa, telling the black-clad militants, “You don’t represent me.”
But just as President Trump is vilified for calling neo-Nazis “very fine people” — something he never did — some people see things only in black and white. If you don’t support Antifa, then you’re obviously a fascist — there is no middle ground. How are the higher-ups going to like hearing that Lassner supports fascism?
RIP your mentions.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) August 17, 2019
Welcome to our world
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) August 17, 2019
Quick someone get this man a MAGA hat
— Supreme Hakim 🇱🇧 (@PhoenicianState) August 17, 2019
— (((L.N. Smithee))) (@LNSmithee) August 17, 2019
I’m here for this ratio.
— Giovanni Cavalcanti (@giovannicavett) August 17, 2019
good luck to your mentions.
— usa is a federal corporation and obama hater (@superjump363) August 17, 2019
You’re so hot right now
— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) August 17, 2019
— Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥 (@AeynaLali) August 17, 2019
I sure didn’t have profascist on your bingo card
— Sally Mann Romano (@MannRomano) August 17, 2019
Well this is unfortunate
— Smoochin Pickles 🏳️🌈🚀⛳ (@seizethewhiskey) August 17, 2019
Are you high right now?!?@TheEllenShow you might wanna read this.
— Thomas Liljeruhm (@Kosacki) August 17, 2019
You dont represent me 🤝
— Cloudy Commentary 🌤 (@emakovich) August 17, 2019
— yue yevon (@Yuecake) August 17, 2019
Antifa is about not letting the light of human freedom, our history, our stories, our consciousness, our right to exist, be extinguished by fascism's violence. see also season three of the handmaid's tale. see also the history of the Spanish Civil War. etc.
— Annie Spencer (@annie5pencer) August 17, 2019
antifa are home. the right travels to their cities and antifa fights them away
— raandy (@randygdub) August 17, 2019
There's proud boys macing people I my city and this is what you have to say? Congrats on being pro-facist.
— JenD🎨👩🏻💻💫 (@jenmakesthings) August 17, 2019
This ain't it
— Craig Poche (@craig_poche) August 17, 2019
This… is a bad take.
— Not So Chillsea 🌹⭐️⭐️ (@WaddellChelsea) August 17, 2019
I'm confused. What has Antifa done wrong?
— 10fttallfairie (@thatpixxiechick) August 17, 2019
Can we find out if Antifa is secretly funded by the right? Makes way more sense to me.
— Viv Bernstein (@viv_bernstein) August 17, 2019
So that means your fascist yes?
— merry death (@whenwhere_howe) August 17, 2019
You are not anti-fascist?
— hugh acheson (@HughAcheson) August 17, 2019
Well said, sorry about your impending cancellation
— Ian (@Ianfindmybrew) August 17, 2019
Please tell us your account was hacked. If not, stop drinking the kool-aid
— Chan (@runnerat45) August 17, 2019
so, if the anti-fascists don't represent you, that means the fascists do. thank you for being upfront.
— hot girl midsommar (@hancxck) August 17, 2019
You like fascism? Does @TheEllenShow know that?
— Georgette (@GeorgetteRain) August 17, 2019
Way to completely fall into the swirling pile of nonsense that is the right's constant attacks against the antifa brand.
Richard Spencer straight up said that antifa was beating people like him back, and magically not long after 45 is talking about antifa.
So good job.
— Logan Rapp (@Loganchance) August 17, 2019
Also, the fact that you want no part of fighting back against Nazis is incredibly telling.
— Smiles “Fredo” O’Brien (@totallynuanced) August 17, 2019
Pay attention to what you are talking about or just don't talk about it. It's pretty simple.
— TroyD (@TroyDoinYourMom) August 17, 2019
So your first problem is letting the right make you feel like you need to do anything.
— Public account for public good can I have $$$ now (@dluippold) August 17, 2019
They are home, it's the fascists need to go home.
— Terminatoes (@Terminatoes) August 17, 2019
I'm proudly antifa. It means I'm against fascism. Are you making this comment because your pro fascism? Bc otherwise I'm confused.
— herman8or (@dave_herman) August 17, 2019
If anti fascists don’t represent you, do fascists? 🧐🧐🧐
— the sixler (@Thesixler) August 17, 2019
I find this post surprising.
You know who else were "antifa"? The Allied Forces in WWII.
So, yeah, anyone who identifies as "antifa" speaks for me.
tldr: fascists=bad, people who fight fascists=good.
— Paula (@PaulaBonaFide) August 17, 2019
Here comes Antifa pic.twitter.com/MDVpnHPQ18
— BP 🎭🎰🎲🏜️ (@bjbigplayer) August 17, 2019
If the anti-fascists don't represent you, guess who does.
— Keith Edwards (@KEdwardK) August 17, 2019
Congratulations on the job search.
— 30 – 50 Feral Antifa Super Hogs (@tuckerstevenson) August 17, 2019
Dipshit, they ARE home. Delete this. You’re helping white supremacists. Proud Boys and other violent white supremacists travelled across the country for this hate rally.
— Vic Berger (@VicBergerIV) August 17, 2019
Whelp, you seemed pretty cool.
— Rock🎸Savior (@RocknRollSavior) August 17, 2019
Tom Arnold everybody! (Yeah, we didn’t feel any need to feature him at or near the top.)
@andylassner We aren't responsible for Antifa. Secret Service told me they feel bad for them cause they're getting hurt. I understand wanting to get in some White Supremacist Nazi Anti-Gay Anti-Woman Proud Boy face but Antifa needs to call fam & go home now. They've been set up.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 17, 2019
Maybe see some of our other posts today on Antifa thugs attacking journalists just for recording them or wearing American flags on their clothing. That’s fascist behavior for you.
UPDATE: The repentance is complete:
I detest Trump.
He and his entire family blocked me for a reason.
It should go without saying, I hate proud boys, Nazis, & fascists.
I don’t think violence is the best response to violence.
I wasn’t great at saying this.
I suck at this sometimes.
I deleted my original tweet.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) August 18, 2019
‘You are in a very unsafe situation’: Journalists report being pepper-sprayed by Antifa; Julio Rosas surrounded https://t.co/PMApS9v2gX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 17, 2019