Blue Beetle director Ángel Manuel Soto recently deleted a tweet where he he hoped that President Donald Trump would be assassinated like President Abraham Lincoln.
In a tweet from August 7th, 2018, Soto wrote, “The only thing I hope Trump has similar to Lincoln’s presidency is the way it ended.”
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The tweet was still live on Twitter as of last night, but after Lofti Pixels shared the tweet to his account it appears Soto deleted the tweet. Twitter user Cottees reported the tweet was deleted sometime in the middle of the night around 3:49 AM on April 4, 2023.
The deletion of the tweet not only came after Lofti Pixels shared it to social media, but came after Soto was criticized for including George Lopez’s “Batman is a fascist” line at the end of the Blue Beetle trailer.
YouTuber Ryan Kinel criticized the conclusion of the line saying, “At the end, the Batman is fascist. This is pandering to these stupid f***ing 20 year-old free profile picture she/them don’t know what your f***ing gender is, don’t buy comics, don’t have money to go to movies. That’s who that f***ing s**t is pandering to.”
“‘Batman is a fascist.’ F*** off with that. That’s so stupid.”
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His criticism would be clipped and shared to Twitter by CBMovieFan who wrote, “George Lopez saying “Batman is a Fascist” has this mf riled up”
The user added, “I need more lines like that from the movie if they’re freaking out like this.”
Soto responded to the tweet with three laughing emojis and a Skeletor gif that reads, “Well, my job’s done.”
Soto would use a similar gif in response to another user pointing out that certain people were upset about the inclusion of the “Batman is a fascist” line in the trailer.
Instead of Skeletor he used one of President Barack Obama dropping a microphone. He captioned it, “My job here is done.”
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Not only did Soto previously hope for the assassination of Donald Trump, but he also claimed that Puerto Rico is a “slave colony.”
He tweeted back in August 2018, “Puerto Rico is a slave colony of the USA. Your passport was impossed on us, so there is nowhere else to go afer your country shits on my land and blame us for the stink. F*** you.”
Ironically, Soto appeared to beg members of the media and potential moviegoers during a Q&A session at a trailer launch.
IGN reported Soto told them and other members of the media, “If you’ll help us and this movie becomes a massive f***ing hit, we’re going to see a lot of those [characters]. That’s what needs to happen.”
He added, “If we want to see more variety and really celebrate differences, celebrate culture, celebrate other worlds because it’s fun. The lores are so spectacular. The only way is by supporting movies. Supporting a movie like this.”
What do you make of Soto’s deletion of the tweet and his response to Kinel and others?
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