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Popular Comedian Jokes About Killing President Trump - Big Mistake

Celebrities are always making impassioned pleas to the public about their cause du jour. They claim they have a platform, and feel obligated to use it. They realize they have influence over millions of star-struck people. The problem is, celebrities aren't any better qualified to be political pundits than kids in elementary school.

A lot of comedians feel that their job gives them the right to overstep boundaries, incite division and hatred, or even suggest things that would be illegal for ordinary people not living in a Hollywood bubble.

Consider Sarah Silverman, who has been devoting a great deal of her Twitter time to criticizing President Donald Trump. One morning she tweeted, “Walking to get coffee saw these all over a sidewalk in the town I’m in. Is this an attempt at swastikas? Do neo Nazis not have google?”

The spray-painted designs were, in fact, construction worker markings. Silverman didn't take it well when people began tweeting construction-worker jokes at her, calling traffic cones 'KKK hats' and a construction crew camera 'abortion prevention laser device.'

Silverman tweeted a dignified response: "To the excited-to-pounce, smelly condescending c**** who say ima dummy 4 seeing swastikas in street markers: I'm seeing swastikas in everything fratboys. It started w Bannon's rise & festered when trump decided not 2 mention Jews re the Holocaust."

For someone who has been encouraging people to pounce on the president's every move, the statement was ironic. But she admitted she's seeking 'swastikas in everything'... and she doesn't appear to be able to put two and two together: people see what they want to see. It's called 'confirmation bias'. It doesn't mean what they are seeing is really there.

Silverman, in a tweet that was most definitely a pounce, called for a military coup when President Trump issued his travel ban order.

Comedian Eddie Griffin actually took to the stage and urged his audience in Dallas, Texas to assassinate the president.

“Ya’ll took out one president, you need to take out another...Ya’ll need to put Trump into a convertible and take him out, or better yet, the driver should take him out,” he said.

Video of the comedian making the horrific remark were immediately pulled from social media sites. Although many may disagree with Trump's views and politics, calling for his death (or anyone’s for that matter) is unacceptable.

If someone had said that about President Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton (if she'd won), can you imagine what the same people cheering for people like Silverman and Griffin would have said about them?

Source: LIfezette
Photo: Indie Wire

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