Rejoice, Twitter-verse. That James Woods-sized void you’ve been feeling for the past two weeks or so has been filled.
Actor and noted conservative Woods, who was locked out of his Twitter account last month due to a tweet from July, has been allowed to return to the social media platform.
Woods shared the news on Friday, saying that his return wasn’t the result of him bending to the company’s wishes. He also tossed in a dig at “Twitter’s biases.”
“So @Twitter sent an unsolicited email explaining THEY would delete the ‘offending’ tweet for which I was locked out and which I refused to delete,” Woods wrote in a tweet Friday night. “As a conservative I am not about to walk on eggshells because of Twitter’s bias or liberal insanity in general.”
The tweet was the most recent posted on his account since Sept. 20, though, of course, the “Once Upon a Time in America” actor has published subsequent tweets, including a tweet published Saturday morning hailing President Trump for a number of recent developments.
“So, best jobs news since the sixties, finally a rational Supreme Court, and a favorable trade agreement with our neighbors. I leave Trump alone for a week and he makes America the best it has been in half a century,” Woods wrote. “#Winning.”
The Associated Press reported late last month that Woods was suspended for a July tweet of a satirical meme that encouraged men not to vote in this November’s midterm elections.
The meme came from a hoax campaign with hashtags like #LetWomenDecide and #NoMenMidterms, with Woods admitting in his tweet that the campaign was “not likely” to be authentic. “Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real,” he added.
Woods, who has more than 1.7 million followers for his brand of Hollywood conservatism, told the AP that he received an email from Twitter warning him that the meme “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.”
According to the AP, the actor said that Twitter told him his account would be reactivated if he deleted the tweet, but he refused.
So @Twitter sent an unsolicited email explaining THEY would delete the “offending” tweet for which I was locked out and which I refused to delete. As a conservative I am not about to walk on eggshells because of Twitter’s bias or liberal insanity in general. pic.twitter.com/84kldP5lX2
– James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 6, 2018