James Woods Furious Over Twitter Suspension For Sharing Hoax Meme About Men Skipping Midterms
James Woods is angry about Twitter suspending him for a controversial tweet he posted this summer.
On July 20, the 71-year-old actor — known for being a prominent conservative — shared a hoax meme that claimed to belong to a Democratic group and that encouraged men to forgo voting in this year’s midterm elections.
Woods captioned his tweet: “Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real. Not likely, but in this day and age of absolute liberal insanity, it is at least possible…”
Twitter quickly suspended the Oscar-nominated actor, who is known for films like Casino, Ghosts of Mississippi and Once Upon a Time in America.
The social media network reportedly emailed Woods explaining that following an investigation, his post was viewed as “misleading” and could possibly influence the elections.
Following Woods’ suspension, conservative singer Kaya Jones shared a statement from the actor on Twitter that also included his original tweet. In the message, Woods compared his ban to “a cancer that, if allowed to metastasized, will destroy the nation and everything it stands for.”
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) September 23, 2018
Woods boasts 1.7 million followers on Twitter. He is among several celebrities over the last year — like Roseanne Barr, Azealia Banks and PewDiePie — to be suspended or permanently banned from the social media network after a controversial tweet.