On Friday, Hollywood actor Mark Duplass tweeted praise for conservative pundit and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro that drew intense backlash from the liberal crowd.
In the since-deleted tweet, he wrote: “Fellow liberals: If you are interested at all in ‘crossing the aisle’ you should consider following @benshapiro. I don’t agree with him on much but he’s a genuine person who once helped me for no other reason than to be nice. He doesn’t bend the truth. His intentions are good.”
Within a few hours, that tweet was gone due to the hate it generated from the Left. Duplass sent another tweet that was more in line with his liberal following:
“So that tweet was a disaster on many levels. I want to be clear that I in no way endorse hatred, racism homophobia, xenophobia or any such form of intolerance. My goal has always been to spread unity, understanding and kindness. But I am going to make mistakes along the way. Sometimes I move too quickly when I get excited, or fail to do enough research, or I don’t communicant myself clearly. I’m really sorry. I now understand that I have to be more diligent and careful. I’m working on that But, I do believe deeply in bi-partisan understanding and I will continue to do my best to promote peace and decency in this world right now. that said, I hear you. And I want to say thank you to those who reached out with constructive criticism. I have genuinely learned so much and wish everyone all the best.”
What a 180-degree turn. In just a few hours, Ben Shapiro went from someone Duplass believes is a “genuine” and “nice” person to one who, by implication of his second tweet, is racist, homophobic, xenophobic and intolerant.
Shapiro was quick to call out the Left on Twitter:
Based on the events over the past few days, it is clear that any olive branch petitions to the other side of the political aisle is unacceptable. Cooperation is treason. It is better to remain in deadlock rather than concede a few points in compromise bills.
What a terrible reality.