For just over 12 hours, actor Ron Perlman, best known for his roles in Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy, and Beauty and the Beast, has been owning the worst and mouthiest of the right-wing provocateurs and it’s a beautiful thing to watch. Eventually, Ted Cruz decided to weigh in on the feud and the whole fight got even funnier.
The feud began with a casual tweet by Perlman mentioning Matt Gaetz’s and Donald Trump’s tweets bashing the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team for their stance on kneeling for the National Anthem in protest of police brutality against Americans of color. Perlman reminded Gaetz and Trump that people who are fighting in the Black Lives Matter movement aren’t really all that concerned with their opinions.
Gaetz, as is typical for the congressman who wore a gas mask onto the floor of the House in mockery of a virus that eventually killed 115,000 people before being diagnosed with it himself, decided to step up and make a fool of himself, calling Perlman a “racial justice warrior” (because that’s supposed to be a bad thing now) and reminding Perlman of his shady past on racial issues because he…played a part in a television show.
Not only was Sons of Anarchy not a show about a white supremacist motorcycle gang, the part of Clay Morrow, played by Perlman, was a part. It’s called acting, which is what Perlman is paid to do. Perhaps Gaetz needs to get back to doing what the taxpayers pay him to do, which isn’t arguing with actors on social media.
Even funnier in the feud was that Ted Cruz didn’t threaten to stand up to the 70-year-old Perlman himself, but to sic Jim Jordan on him. Bringing up Jordan’s wrestling past, in which he’s accused of covering up sexual abuse against underage high schoolers, was not the best choice anyway, but Cruz could’ve at least stood up for himself, just as he could have with his wife against Trump. He didn’t fare so well in that feud, either.
Twitter was greatly enjoying the fight and breaking out the popcorn. Read some of their comments below:
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