In the aftermath of the presidential election results being announced, the country has been in a very chaotic state and unimaginable events have started happening. It looks like not even celebrities are safe from the extremism of white supremacists who surfaced more fearless than ever after Trump was elected president.
Kumail Nanjiani, star of Silicon Valley, Portlandia as well as a host of multiple shows and series was harassed until the point of physical aggression by two men. The atack happened in El Lay in a bar Friday night.
It looks like now, people cannot even express they opinions safely without fearing repercussions as the Pakistani-American actor has been openly anti-Trump and this as well as the fact that he is an ethnic minority put him in danger.
The “two white dudes”, as Nanjiani described them, were Trump supporters and decided to confront him. What followed next was shared by the actor on his personal twitter, saying:
“Was at a bar last night with @Middleditch. At the end of the night, 2 white dudes, 20’s, who’d been there for hours came up to us.”
“‘We’re big fans of you guys. (To Thomas) I trolled you on twitter yesterday.’ He goes on to say how we’re wrong about Trump.”
“I go ‘Hey we don’t wanna discuss politics right now.’ His friends goes ‘oh they’re cucks.’ Then starts yelling at us. ‘CUCKS CUCKS CUCKS!’”
“He starts getting in my face. Thomas puts his hand on the dude’s chest to stop him. ‘Don’t touch me you cuck. Wanna go outside?’”
“At this point, the bouncer runs over, grabs them, kicks them out. The bartender is awesome & apologetic. Thomas & I are stunned.”
“This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by ppl. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts.”
“We can’t let hate/racism/bigotry/sexism be normalized. If something happens, be safe, but let it be known we won’t stand for this.”
“Many ppl are like ‘just cuz I voted for Trump doesn’t mean I’m racist/sexist.’ Ok, but at best, you ignored it, you overlooked it.”
“We thought Internet would give us access to ppl w different points of view. Instead it gives us access to many ppl w the same point of view.”
Is this the American reality now? Is America the country where you can’t feel safe in your own skin? We really hope thing are going to change soon because this sort of behavior is unacceptable in any civilized society.