In the aftermath of actor Robert De Niro standing up at the Tony Awards and announcing "F*ck Trump" on live television, writer, Chuck Wendig took to Twitter in a series of posts to break down the hypocrisy of pearl clutching over a "bad word" while supporting a vulgar president.
It started with a simple statement.
Wendig did not hold back and laid it all out.
He goes on to explain the difference between an action and being offended by the response to the action.
But see, that's the trick. That's how the GOP have this narrative. They constantly play the aggrieved underdog. They kick a homeless guy in the ribs and then say he attacked them and broke their foot. And the media, somehow, inexplicably, buys it every time.— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 15, 2018
The right has crafted a sneaky narrative, one where they get to walk away with every atrocity in the book -- while simultaneously holding full court press against the teeniest slight cast by someone on the left. "Yes, I killed a baby, but that Democrat was RUDE about it."— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 15, 2018
And don't get it twisted, he's calling out liberal too.
What's fucked up is when we, on the left, buy into that narrative. "Well, maybe that IS why we lost, maybe we SHOULD be better." We're so in love with the high-road narrative that we police our own on that high road instead of watching the saboteurs driving the road beneath us.— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 15, 2018
Anyway. Whatever. Point is: Fuck Trump, and fuck anybody who says you can't say that, and fuck anybody who thinks saying Fuck Trump is the problem and not, say, the Deep, Terrifying Fucking the Trump Administration is delivering to America right now, every day, every 5 minutes.— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 15, 2018
Wendig wasn't even nearly finished.
A woman, these monsters say, deserves what comes to her because... well, rattle off the perceived (non)-infractions -- what she was wearing, what she said, whose room she went to, what date she went on, what alley she passed by, what choices she made, etc.etc.— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 15, 2018
A racist being called a racist is a worse infraction than the actual racism, somehow, to them. Which is nonsense, but you see the kind of logic we're dealing with here -- it's a cruel, callous, callow reversal. One used by bullies since the beginning of time to justify abuse.— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 15, 2018
It all comes from a poisoned, septic well-spring. And of course we know what the well-spring is (sing it with me: toxic masculinity and abusive white privilege) and I don't know how we heal those waters, but I know we don't do it by staying quiet and polite, so again, FUCK TRUMP.— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) June 15, 2018
He's not sorry and neither is Twitter
You sir are a damn fine writer. So articulate. Well done for using it for good. 🌸🌼🌸— roseg (@roseg) June 17, 2018
I had to follow you for that epic tweetstorm. Fuck Trump indeed.— Melinda (@MelindaThinker) June 15, 2018
So not sorry.