Actor James Woods, a conservative and Donald Trump supporter, is known for mixing it up on Twitter, calling out #liberals and sharing his political beliefs in less-than-polite terms. In the wake of news that protesters had pulled down a Confederate statue Monday in Durham, North Carolina, he took to Twitter to complain about liberals complaining.
He probably didn’t expect to get ruthlessly trolled with his own words, though.
Woods tried to make a poignant point about defacing monuments with one ill-considered tweet. Without considering the context that Confederate monuments are literally monuments to traitors who fought a war against their own country to preserve the ability to enslave other human beings, he took liberals to task with hyperbole.
Woods suggested the next target of #liberals would be the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Of course, pulling down a statute celebrating slave ownership in the wake of a white supremacists march and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, would logically lead to attacking a monument from a war that was specifically about fighting fascism.
Here’s the tweet:
Within moments, though, Twitter did what Twitter does best: Turn an ill-conceived comment into a ruthless gag. Copying Woods’ own words, Twitter users started picking their own monuments to save from the statue-destroying mob of #liberals. The suggestions got ridiculous in a hurry.
Like this statue of Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
The Midwestern icon Big Boy of the Elias Bros. restaurants:
Lardlad, the Big Boy parody from “The Simpsons”:
Jebediah Springfield, the founder of Springfield from “The Simpsons,” a statue which Bart Simpson actually did deface:
This huge butt plug:
A camel wearing Spider-Man’s costume:
The alternate timeline Ape-raham Lincoln from the Tim Burton “Planet of the Apes”:
Tiny Stonehenge from “This is Spinal Tap”:
Goku of “Dragon Ball Z”:
This living statue guy:
Parks and Rec Eagle
This Darth Vader statue in the Ukraine:
One of the terrifying Weeping Angels from “Doctor Who”:
King Triton, Ariel’s father from “The Little Mermaid”:
That bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo (which was apparently photoshopped on another statue of Ronaldo, located in his hometown in Portugal):
That painting of Kramer from “Seinfeld”:
A very cool giant inflatable dog:
And finally, that dancing baby from “Ally McBeal.” Won’t someone think of the heritage we’re losing?