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Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo, Tells Rep. John Lewis What Martin Luther King Jr. Was Like
WTF is that? Is it white-splaining? Is it douche-splaining? Is it DEUCE-BIGALOW-MALE-GIGOLO-SPLAINING?
So actor Rob Schneider, whom yr Wonkette remembers from basically nothing, because he isn't that funny, said that thing on Twitter, obviously drawing on his deep, abiding experience fighting for civil rights alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What, you don't remember? Is this not a historical picture?
FOOLED YOU. (If you're an idiot.) That is actually not a history picture. You were thinking of this picture, probably:
That, of course, is Rep. John Lewis, who marched with Dr. King, was arrested a million times during the Civil Rights Movement, was one of the original Freedom Riders, was beaten and had his skull fractured on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Bloody Sunday. Shall we go on?
Rob Schneider is the guy who suddenly appears in Adam Sandler movies, for some reason. He is also a Republican, as if you couldn't figure that out from the tone-deaf tweet pasted above.
He is this guy:
Anyway, this is all because John Lewis called Donald Trump an illegitimate president, which led the vulgar talking yam (TM Charlie Pierce, but you can't copyright THE TRUTH) to tweet about how over-rated Lewis is, yadda yadda, you know the drill by now.
And now we get to listen to Rob Schneider giving some gentle "YOU CAN DO EET!" advice to Congressman Lewis about how it's super cool to fight for civil rights or whatever, but can you please be a little less of a sad, angry black dude about it? Because Dr. King was never, ever righteously angry, at least not in the vivid imaginations of the white conservatives who JUST FUCKING LOVE to try to co-opt his legacy and turn him into just the cuddliest little civil rights activist ever, not like that naughty Malcolm X or those scary Black Panthers!
Obviously, we blame Rob Schneider for this, because he's a fucking tool who needs to shut his mouth, but we also blame Twitter, because if Twitter did not exist, we wouldn't know what Shithead Trump thought about John Lewis, and we definitely wouldn't know what kind of #MLKThoughts were percolating in the small brain of the dude from "The Hot Chick."
For Christ's sake.
[ Rob Schneider on Twitter, for some reason]