Mark Duplass is a bit of a Hollywood renaissance man. He acts, direct, writes, and produces, among other things. He’s also, like a lot of his colleagues, a liberal. But yesterday, he ventured out of liberal lockstep and encouraged his followers to give Ben Shapiro a chance:
Fellow liberals: If you are interested at all in "crossing the aisle" you should consider following @benshapiro. I don't agree with him on much but he's a genuine person who once helped me for no other reason than to be nice. He doesn't bend the truth. His intentions are good.
— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) July 18, 2018
Here’s a screenshot, because — spoiler alert! — Duplass ultimately deleted the tweet:
Get a load of that ratio. It only got worse after we nabbed the screenshot. Here’s a sample of the people who helped make that happen:
— kevtron (@kevinrowlett) July 18, 2018
"His intentions are good…" (for whom?) https://t.co/dlMOQ5CkAI
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) July 18, 2018
Mark you are a good person so I really don't think you mean that! He is anti-feminist, dishonest, racist and many other things that I think you will discover if you take time to read this thread.
— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) July 18, 2018
A guy with Neo Nazi rattoos once offered to help change my tire. I said no thanks and called AAA. Just because he helped you, doesn’t mean he’s a good person.
— Granny Weatherwax's Smirking Revenge (@dadamstowel) July 18, 2018
Fascists who dislike Trump are still fascists.
Fascists who do a nice thing for you personally are still fascists.
Fascists who treat other people *they see as people* with genuine decency and empathy aren't remarkable or paradoxical or not fascists.
— Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) July 18, 2018
@benshapiro is a Very Fine Nazi and he helped me once so let’s help him grow his audience and listen to his Nazi ideas because we will surely convince them to meet us somewhere in the middle between Nazi and not Nazi.
— #repeal2a (@ERTBen) July 19, 2018
Inevitable. Pathetic, but inevitable.
Today's Leftist lesson on Twitter: write a nice tweet about someone with whom you disagree politically, get labeled a racist sexist homophobe. Good stuff, guys. Really showing that tolerant streak.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 18, 2018
And speaking of inevitable, you’ll never guess what happened today:
— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) July 19, 2018
And … there it is.
When a Democrat talks about how "intolerant" Republicans are… send them this.
These people have zero tolerance for anyone outside their political ideology. That's no way to live.
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) July 19, 2018
You had NOTHING to apologize for. NOTHING AT ALL. It saddens me that you capitulated to the mindless social media mob that on a daily basis shows they have zero basis in reality about anything.
— Michael (@Devilsmirk) July 19, 2018
No comment on the large-scale reaction to the tweet? You find no problem in the reception & behavior of those who immediately turned you into a villain? You're just going to accept the mob's condemnation, knowing that it's entirely inaccurate & erases all of the deep good you do?
— t/james reagan (@tjamesreagan) July 19, 2018
Lost respect for you. Not because of the tweet, for deleting and apologizing for it. Ben's a decent human. You should have stood up for him instead of caveing to the mob!
— Dallas Wagner (@madisonsliberty) July 19, 2018
You have no reason to apologize. The intolerance of the left is the only thing that was revealed by your text. Your opinion about @benshapiro was spot on. It is sad you feel you need to apologize for being honest.
— Scott Cochran (@ScottCochran108) July 19, 2018
What happened to you yesterday was disturbing. You encouraged people to open their mind to outside ideas and you shared an anecdote of kindness. That was immediately met by people accusing you of hatred and ignorance. Please continue to preach positivity!
— Matt Gibbonić 🇭🇷 (@mattgibbons89) July 19, 2018
'THIS'! Ben Shapiro pours ICE-COLD water on Mark Duplass' 'PATHETIC' apology https://t.co/382x0NiFSI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 19, 2018