Enough is enough! Samuel L. Jackson has had it with these monkey-fighting hurricanes on this Monday-to-Friday Gulf Coast. The outspoken star took to his Twitter page yesterday to air his disappointment about Tropical Storm Isaac’s shift toward New Orleans — and away from Tampa Bay, home of this week’s Republican National Convention. And predictably, his words have rustled a few conservative feathers.
“Unfair Sh–: GOP spared by Issac [sic]! NOLA prolly F–ed Again! Not understanding God’s plan!” Jackson wrote Monday afternoon, without obscuring the expletives. The reaction was swift and hyperbole filled: “I’ve had it with these motherf–ing racist Democrats on this motherf–ing Twitter,” user @LastBrainLeft wrote, adding, “#killyourself.” Others echoed his sentiments, or were angry that Jackson would wish ill on an entire city simply because of a political event held there. Then again, hundreds of Twitter users also seemed to agree with the Oscar nominee’s message — the “unfair” tweet has been retweeted 983 times and marked as a favorite 236 times as of this morning.
Though Jackson’s characters aren’t exactly known for their forgiving nature, the actor did realize he had crossed a line half an hour after his Isaac tweet. “Daayum! Poked a Hornets nest, hunh?” he wrote after reading vitriol-filled responses. “Apologies to God, Tampa, da GOP& Isaac(sp)! Who played the Race card?!” Half an hour after that, he addressed the controversy again: “Whoooo! A lotta sh– stirred into a Bullsh– tweet! Politics & Religion get MUFREPUBLICANS heated!” At least he’s still being creative with his favorite expletive.
The Avengers star tried to put the brouhaha behind him with one final, uncontroversial tweet: “Seriously, leave the path of Danger if you’re asked. Be Safe & be Smart wherever you are & whatever your Politics!”
And always be sure your super suit is nearby.