As Twitchy told you earlier, Mika Brzezinski did her part to Make Homophobia Great Again by wondering aloud if Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “a wannabe-dictator’s butt boy.” She apologized, though her sincerity is open to interpretation.
A lot of the people calling Brzezinski out on this can’t help but note the double standard at play, but as Donald Trump Jr. notes, in light of recent events, that double standard is especially glaring:
This is disgusting! How can @KevinHart4real essentially be forced to lose his Oscar’s gig for comments he made years ago as a comedian, but Mika can make a seriously homophobic slur on a major news station, have the network try to cover it up & its not an issue? Give me a break! https://t.co/dTaBMkJa7x
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 12, 2018
There certainly do seem to be special rules for special people. Does anyone out there doubt that if Brzezinski worked for Fox News, she’d be getting the Kevin Hart treatment? That Twitter detectives would be combing through her tweets for more evidence of her homophobia?
Once again the rules don’t apply to them.
— Poppy (@Vfljrj98) December 12, 2018
For once I agree with u. What is wrong for one should b wrong for everyone
— jean lyons (@jeanlyo54889410) December 12, 2018
It shouldn’t be this difficult.