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Zachary Levi Gets Roasted for Out of Touch Election Post

Read the room, Shazam!

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As the dust settles in the wake of Joe Biden’s decisive victory over Donald Trump, countless folks are wondering what the future holds for our deeply divided nation. Will Biden be able to bridge this national rift? Will liberals be able to forgive Trump voters for electing a racist, sexist, narcissist sociopath? And will pundits and politicians stop asking democrats to reach across the aisle and compromise with republicans, something that republicans are NEVER ever asked to do?

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Shazam! star Zachary Levi took to social media to post the following message to his fans:

Dude, read the room. Dems have spent the last 4 years in constant terror as Trump and his band of racist asshats strip away protections from people of color, LGBTQ+ people, women, Muslims, immigrants, disabled folks, and many more. He put kids in cages. He tried to take away healthcare during a global pandemic. He ignored coronavirus and now 250K Americans are dead. And all the while, his supporters were emboldened to commit acts of hatred and violence in his name, which he never discouraged. He couldn’t even denounce white supremacy despite being given countless opportunities to do so.

Trump supporters have waged a constant war of anger and aggression, from the “f-ck your feelings” mantra to marching in Charlottesville chanting “Jews will not replace us!”. Not every Trump voter was trolling the streets with an AK-47, but those that didn’t remained silent and complicit as their fellow conservatives targeted journalists and people of color.

And now we’re supposed to show compassion for the “lock her up” crowd? I don’t think so. A follower tried to explain the nuances of the situation to Levi, who continued to gloss over the divide:

It of course begs mention that Levi is a rich white guy, so he hasn’t experienced any of the fallout the rest of us have from the last four years. But dude, LISTEN when people are talking. While Levi assured follows he was “no fan or supporter of Trump”, he fails to call out Trumpism for the moral cancer that it is.

Just because MAGA folks are sad, doesn’t mean we have to be their shoulder to cry on. Don’t ask abused people to comfort their abusers. As A.R. Moxon wrote, “Historians have a word for Germans who joined the Nazi party, not because they hated Jews, but out of a hope for restored patriotism, or a sense of economic anxiety, or a hope to preserve their religious values, or dislike of their opponents, or raw political opportunism, or convenience, or ignorance, or greed. That word is “Nazi.” Nobody cares about their motives any more.”

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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