dinesh d'souza parkland shooting
dinesh d'souza parkland shooting

These 2 Despicable Men Are Attacking Teens Who Survived the Parkland Shooting on Social Media

There’s just no end to the depths the right is willing to sink. Case in point: right-wing troll Dinesh D’Souza and openly gay film critic hack Armond White.

After Florida’s lawmakers rejected a bill to ban assault weapons following the Parkland shooting, D’Souza openly mocked the attack’s teenage survivors. In his tweets, D’Souza made a “joke” about how the bill’s failure was the worst news since the kids had to get summer jobs. He also said the scorecard was “Adults 1, kids 0.”

(And here’s where we note that Dinesh D’Souza is actually a registered felon — for campaign finance fraud — and so can’t even legally own a gun himself.)

Writer Cindy McLennan saw the posts and is organizing a boycott of Dinesh D’Souza’s publisher, Simon & Schuster. (Simon & Schuster were also the original publishers of Milo Yiannopoulos’ book before they dropped him over pro-pedophilia comments.)

Though McLennan included screenshots, as of this writing, D’Souza’s tweets are still up:

These aren’t the only Dinesh D’Souza tweets that are idiotic and offensive. He’s repeating the “false flag” conspiracy theory, alleging that the survivors are actually actors. He retweeted this tweet, which says David Hogg “can’t remember his lines” from CNN.

This is a reference to another conspiracy theory [Link goes to a conspiracy theorist; we do not endorse or support the views in this link] that “proves” David Hogg is an actor because he happened to appear in a California news story six months ago.

Dinesh D’Souza isn’t the only troll going on a misbegotten warpath against the Parkland shooting survivors. Film fans may know Armond White as film criticism’s contrarian — if it’s a great movie, he hates it; if it’s a terrible movie, he’ll defend it.

But the openly gay White has apparently decided that being Adam Sandler’s biggest fan isn’t getting him enough attention, and has started attacking the Parkland shooting survivors too:

And like D’Souza’s, White’s tweets are still active as well.

Look, even if you think we shouldn’t ban assault weapons available to the public at large — hell, the shooter’s foster family even said today that there was nothing they could do, because the shooter had a right to an AR-15 — maybe, just maybe, we can all agree that attacking people who went through a deeply tragic event not even a week ago makes you look like a total piece of shit.

It’s not a good look, Dinesh D’Souza and Armond White.

 

Featured image by John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

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