Congratulations, Outrage Mob. You’ve claimed another scalp:
Just gonna remind everyone that the like-stalkers are among the worst ppl on this site https://t.co/OQs7iroC9g
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 23, 2018
The latest victim? Actor Israel Broussard, who’s been found guilty in the SJW court of public opinion of — gasp! — egregious offenses such as … liking tweets from Ben Shapiro and Marco Rubio.
So the outrage mob came for another actor for daring to like a couple of my tweets. So much tolerance on the Left these days. https://t.co/i4ONBZI8HC
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 23, 2018
More from the Daily Beast:
Almost immediately after [“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”] launched on Netflix, fans flocked to Twitter to caution viewers against stanning [Broussard’s character Josh] Sanderson, citing Broussard’s problematic social media presence. While Broussard appears to have deleted some of his offensive posts, one particularly vile archived tweet from July 2011 reads, “Dogs can sense earthquakes. Too bad Japan ate them all.” As Broussard whistleblower @Seb_Paradise pointed out in a thread, “He tweeted that on 12 July 2011, just 2 days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, likely an aftershock of the Tohoku earthquake, hit the northeastern coast of Japan. Instead of offering condolences, Broussard chose to racially insult Japanese people. This just shows how much he values Asians.”
Was Broussard’s tweet tasteless? Yes. Does it merit the kind of response he’s getting from the outrage brigade? Hell no. Nor does this:
Another Twitter user shared screenshots of posts that appear to be from Broussard’s Twitter account, which the user claims have since been deleted. In 2009, he allegedly wrote, “I’m not going out for a gay role, thank you though.” A 2016 post says, “Black Lives Matter has one goal. Division.” and “hashtags don’t f*cking matter. but all lives do. black lives matter. white lives matter. police lives matter.” Another alleged 2016 tweet reads, “if it were trumps emails, they’d be happy to hang him on the front lawn of the White House.”
But while those tweets are bad enough, Broussard’s likes were apparently even messier. Shared screenshots show that his recent likes included Trump and Marco Rubio tweets, and multiple gems from Ben Shapiro, such as, “The travel ban is not Japanese internment. Immigration enforcement is not Nazi Germany. READ A F***ING BOOK.” A twitter user captioned their post, “Look at this! These are some of Israel Broussard’s most recent likes. It really sucks that this man got to star in the rare film that had an Asian-American woman as the romantic lead,” adding, “Seriously, Israel Broussard’s likes are the biggest: pro gun, pro Trump, pro Ben f*cking Shapiro, anti Muslims, blacks and women, MESS.”
FFS. They’re scouring his feed for problematic “likes.”
nothing makes me crazier. In the analog world, it's the "funny look" equivalent.
— (((Ron Kampeas))) (@kampeas) August 23, 2018
And with this piece, the Daily Beast is only too happy to pour more gasoline on the fire.
This is amazing. It's not surprising that rando Twitter accounts say inane things about "stanning" Israel Broussard based on tweets or likes, but an actual media outlet putting him on blast? And including Ben's and, umm, Marco Rubio's tweets in the offense list? Insane. https://t.co/H6tn8Lyws7
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 23, 2018
Not just that, but who thinks that liking Ben or Marco Rubio's tweets should make someone unacceptable?
Does every actor have to be a member of #TheResistance? No one blinks when half of Hwood praises Castro and Chavez, but a R Senator or conservative pundit are unacceptable?
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 23, 2018
Those are the rules, apparently.
Broussard, like Yrigoyen before him, has apologized for his social media trail—without really addressing the sh*tty beliefs at the heart of the backlash. Yesterday, Broussard tweeted out an apology, writing, “I am deeply sorry for my inappropriate and insensitive words and likes on social media. I take full responsibility for my actions and I sincerely apologize. This has been a pivotal life lesson for me. I am dedicated to becoming a more informed and educated version of myself.” Reactions were mixed; someone replied, “he didn’t change, he only deleted the tweets cause he got called out, not because he was sorry.”
Hope you’re proud of yourselves, SJWs. You’re really showing those fascists what’s what.
Not only does this article bother me because apparently any conservative view is ‘racist’ now.. but the fact that he apologized bothers me more. He has nothing to apologize for. Sarah Jeong’s tweets were far more racist and much more recent, yet she wasn’t punished. Ridiculous.
— Jake (@jake_1023) August 23, 2018
I hate modern culture.
— Ben Harvey (@TomWilliams062) August 23, 2018
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