Former Hellboy actor Ron Perlman took to Twitter to unleash his fury against a number of prominent GOP politicians as well as the Republican party at-large for their condemnation of Iowa Congressman Steve King.
Hey Kevin McCarthy! Ted Cruz! Steve Scalise! How dare you suddenly start condemning the Nazi that is Steve King when you’ve been cheering him on for his entire embarrassing career! You are the KKK party. Own it muthafuckas! And one more thing…FUCK YOU!
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) January 14, 2019
Perlman’s Tweet comes after King faced significant pushback from his own party after he was quoted in the New York Times.
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”
It didn’t take long for a number of Republicans to condemn his comments:
Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism — it is because of our silence when things like this are said. https://t.co/7EREuG2mR8
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) January 11, 2019
Rep. Liz Cheney on Rep. Steve King: “His language questioning whether or not the notion of white supremacy is offensive is absolutely abhorrent, it’s racist, we do not support it or agree with it. And as I said, I think he should find another line of work” https://t.co/ETuQU8wu8j pic.twitter.com/4vBYWoLI8M
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 15, 2019
This is an embrace of racism, and it has no place in Congress or anywhere. https://t.co/jUXsNgckPE
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 10, 2019
Following the release of the New York Times article, King released a statement stating his words were taken out of context
My statement on the New York Times article. pic.twitter.com/IjBHgZYgRD
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) January 10, 2019
Perlman is increasingly becoming known for his political statements rather than his acting roles. He recently imagined President Trump would be removed from office “in chains.” Perlman also targeted Senator Lindsey Graham using some pretty homophobic language.
Last May, Perlman had indicated he would be taking a break from Twitter citing a number of political issues had taken a toll on him.
As far as reactions to Perlman’s Tweet, most supported his statement. Many were cheering the veteran actor on.
— Chris Gutierrez (@bullyart07) January 14, 2019
— Margarita Maneiro (@mmaneiro19) January 14, 2019
— Richard Russell 💥🌊 (@Elwood_R) January 14, 2019
There were a number who compared him to a child throwing a fit!
This is you. pic.twitter.com/SVgd60se4y
— TexRack (@texrack) January 15, 2019
— Colby Allen (@colbypallen) January 15, 2019
At least one person reminded Perlman that members of the Klan actually held positions of power in the Democratic Party.
Hey Ron, can you please tell me which party had a grand Cyclopes as a sitting senator and Hillary Clinton called her greatest mentor? I’ll wait….
— George Reed Jr (@bftgpod) January 15, 2019
Are you shocked or surprised by any of this? And do these types of Tweets make you want to follow your favorite star? Or not? Let me know in the comments below!