WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Congressman Matt Gaetz and Ron Perlman exchanged heated tweets against each other over issues of some athletes kneeling during the national anthem.
- Gaetz faced criticism from netizens who say that the lawmaker can’t differentiate reality from fiction.
- A comedian reminded Gaetz that a famous Republican once played a role similar to Perlman’s “Sons of Anarchy” show.
A recent conflict between Hollywood actor Ron Perlman and Republican politician Matt Gaetz occurred this weekend, following the Florida Congressman’s criticism over the U.S. Soccer Federation’s move to discard ruling that requires players to stand while the national anthem is on.
However, Gaetz’s attempt to hit back at the “Hellboy” actor failed after he tried to display Perlman as a fraud for opposing discrimination even though he starred as a criminal motorcycle gang forerunner on the tv show “Sons of Anarchy” in F.X.
The lawmaker posted on Twitter last week that he was to propose a bill requiring athletes in the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) teams to stand up during the national anthem.
Some soccer players, including such two-time World Cup champion and team captain Megan Rapinoe, have made news in the past for stooping during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Gaetz noted that if soccer teams are not going to respect the flag and the anthem, then those are no longer essential to have.
This weekend, Perlman retorted, even tagging Gaetz and President Donald Trump via Twitter, saying the U.S. Soccer team does not care what the two think.
The arguments only escalated from there, with Gaetz calling Perlman as a racial equality warrior who had no issue in Hollywood role-playing as a White Supremacist leader of a motorbike mob in Sons of Anarchy.
Perlman replied by saying it was fulfilling to star as the bad guy on tv and asked Gaetz how to become in real life.
Gaetz further provoked Perlman by saying the actor will not reply to his tweet if it isn’t valid and real, adding what he said threatened the star’s entitlement.
The lawmaker also asked the star how triggered will he be once Trump gets re-elected, probably even worse when crooked Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 presidential elections.
The public response with Gaetz’s attack at Perlman did not favor him as he wished. Several hundreds of Twitter netizens ridiculed the legislator for trying to obscure real-life with tv shows.
Other users also told Gaetz that his #SOA remark was not utterly correct given that Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Originals (SAMCRO) is not a white supremacist group.
The hard blow, though, came from “American Splendor” actor and funnyman James Urbaniak, who reminded the legislator that another famous Republican also once starred with a similar crooked role.
Urbaniak reminded Gaetz that in the 1964 movie, ‘The Killers’, former president Ronald Reagan plays a murderous hoodlum.
Source: Yahoo Entertainment