After the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, the student survivors have not stopped fighting, and they have called on the NRA, gun lobbyists, and basically any Republican politician who is opposed to what they are trying to accomplish.
Republicans are actually starting to listen, and it’s most likely out of fear because they kids will not stop until they get what they want, and they know that.
However, of course there will always be right-wing idiots who are so closed minded that won’t even open their ears to listen to what these kids have to say.
In this case, the spotlight is directly pointed at James Woods, who instead of supporting their cause, it sitting behind his phone bashing them for what they are doing.
He directly criticized Stoneman Douglas students Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, and Jaclyn Cori who made an appearance on Ellen just seven days after the shooting, and had a cheerful moment when the TV host announced that their “March For Our Lives” campaign just received $50,000 in donations from Shutterfly.
Woods, who also an alleged sexual harasser, clearly doesn’t have a soul based on what he said on Twitter:
Grief wears many faces… https://t.co/EIKQby8SuV
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 26, 2018
What is he even trying to say? That these kids are never allowed to laugh or smile again? What a nut-job!
What’s more unfortunate is that the person who voiced Hades in Disney’s Hercules, Collin Rugg, joined in with the bashing:
That feeling when you get famous because all of your classmates died.
Anyone else think it’s weird how happy these kids are?https://t.co/pmH2jPEnQM
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 25, 2018
— Mr_Pinko🇺🇲Videos🇺🇲#MAGA🇺🇲#Trump2020🇺🇲 (@Mr_Pinko) February 25, 2018
Why would it be weird that they’re smiling because they just hit a break-through in what they are fighting for? What other reaction do these people expect from these kids?
Luckily, the kids have many people on their side, and chimed in to defend them:
I lost my pregnant wife in a car accident. We laughed and celebrated at her wake. I lost 2 men in combat. Day later we were back in the fight and laughing about the close calls. Grief and recovery are complex and if you’ve never experienced it, don’t smear those that have. https://t.co/pVtaGquqof
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) February 27, 2018
if any of you have ever had a friend die, you’ll have empathy enough to know – grief DOES wear many faces. it’s crucial to hold space for flickers of joy in the midst of pain. gotta hold on to those moments. https://t.co/80191Rt2xi
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) February 26, 2018
No. It’s that feeling when you’ve done one of the most mature things possible: taken unbearable pain and turned it into something positive. These kids have done more to change the world in a week than most do in a lifetime. Let them have some f***ing joy. https://t.co/YOtne18F34
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) February 27, 2018
Others, immediately went after Woods:
you’re probably best off avoiding the subject of teenage girls entirely https://t.co/iAxxLjTHCP
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) February 27, 2018
Imagine being a 70 yr old man bitching about a bunch of high schoolers that just survived a shooting? I guess this is better than when he tries to date them. https://t.co/5cV2uyPevR
— Cher (@thecherness) February 26, 2018
I’m sorry you’re so dead inside. Must be hard. https://t.co/0vEsnPF31s
— Jennifer Esposito (@JennifersWayJE) February 26, 2018
Gonzalez, who is extremely well spoken, takes the cake, though. Her response is absolutely brilliant.
She does a very good job at telling it like it is, and that’s what conservatives find so irritating about her, but that just further proves that she’s making progress.
They hate us for smiling, they hate us for crying, they hate us for speaking, they hate us for being alive – they hate us. What's important to remember is that their argument against us is so weak and futile that they have to resort to attacking the people delivering the message. https://t.co/2DRzl2pae1
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) February 27, 2018