James Woods took to Twitter to sound off and voice his very angry and borderline dangerous opinions about the troubles currently unfolding in New York City following the tragic shooting deaths of two policer officers.
Woods tweeted a photo, which looks like a screenshot of a television speech, with the caption, “This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the murder of two good policemen. No discussion.”
He is calling for people, especially police, to turn their backs to the mayor whenever they see him. He also is trying to get the hashtag #TurnYourBack to catch on and is often using the hashtag #BlueLivesMatter in direct contrast to the popular hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
His attacks are not just on Sharpton; he has taken a very targeted disliking to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as well. He tweeted a photo of the mayor with the caption, “Your cowardess [sic] just cost 2NYPD lives.”
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Woods continued his tirade with another tweet of Sharpton from a Fox News broadcast with the tagline, “fueling the flames.” His caption reads, “‘I’m putting wings on pigs today’ – Cop assassin Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Is Race Pimp Sharpton eating caviar this morning?”
And the madness continues on Twitter. As of an hour ago, Woods was tweeting out links of articles with salacious captions. He also has posted photos of Sharpton that show blood spatter Photoshopped on his face and the caption, “What do we want, Dead Cops When do we want it, Right Now.”
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I don’t pretend to think Sharpton doesn’t sometimes makes things worse, and that he oftentimes sensationalizes situations and fans flames that don’t need fanning. But I do know that publishing and promoting the fact that anyone wants law enforcement dead is a terrible thing for both sides of any argument.
Mr. Woods, we loved you in Be Cool and Riding in Cars With Boys, but please, chill out the unnecessarily sensational and potentially harmful rhetoric. There are much more productive and helpful ways to move forward in these difficult times. Go find one.