It’s no secret that longtime actor Jon Voight is a huge Trump supporter who regularly finds himself being dragged on Twitter for his outlandish takes backing the president. This time around, Voight caught the attention of Samuel L. Jackson after the Ray Donovan star made a new Twitter video that essentially calls for war over the (fake) “lie” that Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Voight even goes so far as to accuse Biden’s supporters of being “evil” and says that the right is now locked in a “battle of righteousness versus Satan.” Via The Hill:
“We must fight this corruption that has taken over and fight for the good that seems lost,” he said. “Let us give our trust to God, and fight now for Trump’s victory because we all know this ballot count is corruption like they are. So let us not back down. Let us fight this fight as if it is our last fight on earth.”
After catching wind of Voight’s rhetoric, Jackson fired back with one of his trademark F-bombs. “First, you gotta stop looking at this insanity!!” Jackson tweeted. “The Civil War was about Slavery so pay attention to the symbolism. Lastly F*CK. John Voight!!!”
First, you gotta stop looking at this insanity!! The Civil War was about Slavery so pay attention to the symbolism. Lastly FUCK. John Voight!!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 11, 2020
Jackson’s fiery condemnation of Voight did not sit well with right-wing Twitter users, who fired back at the Pulp Fiction actor and chastised him for his use of profanity, which is like chastising McDonald’s for serving hamburgers, but okay.
I wonder why Mr. Jackson can’t string a sentence together without obscenities..? 🧐
— David Snow (@GingerGiant) November 11, 2020
dont cry loser
— ibra gonz (@ibrahim2029) November 11, 2020
over privileged poc whines about slavery some more
— Fred Makk (@FredMakk) November 12, 2020
Stick to entertaining me ya trained seal, nobody gives a fuck what Hollyweird thinks.
— President-Elect Dwayne Ball (@Niklaus500) November 11, 2020
But it wasn’t all backlash in the replies. Jackson had plenty of supporters who were very happy to see him call out Voight in pure SLJ style.
How I read this response… pic.twitter.com/Rnq0WXZBco
— Chris Muzyka (@ChrisMuzyka) November 11, 2020
I concur with Mr. Jackson and Mr. Grier.
— Janine Duffy (@j9duffy) November 11, 2020
Well said 👊
John 👇 pic.twitter.com/kR38hH0Ot5
— Daniel Richardson AKA DaniMacYo (@DaniMacYo) November 12, 2020