‘Silicon Valley’ Stars Harassed By Trump Supporters in Bar

Kumail Nanjiani describes a night out in Los Angeles

“Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani shared a story of being harassed by a pair of Donald Trump supporters at a Los Angeles bar while out with his co-star Thomas Middleditch on Saturday.

Nanjiani said on Twitter that two young white men, “who’d been there for hours” approached him and his co-star at the bar with the intention of defending Trump. After Nanjiani told them he didn’t want to talk about politics, the actor says the Trump supporters got combative.

“I go ‘Hey we don’t wanna discuss politics right now.’ His friends goes ‘oh they’re cucks.’ Then starts yelling at us. ‘CUCKS CUCKS CUCKS!'” he wrote.

“He starts getting in my face,” Nanjiani continued. “Thomas puts his hand on the dude’s chest to stop him. ‘Don’t touch me you cuck. Wanna go outside?'”

The Trump supporters were eventually thrown out of the bar after the situation began to escalate, and Nanjiani wrote that the bartender was “awesome & apologetic” about the situation.

“Out with @kumailn; for no reason two dudes came at us with Trump right wing shit, calling us “cucks”. Never in my life. I hate this. Week 1,” wrote Middleditch, referencing a social media trend from earlier in the week in which users shared stories of abuse and harassment from “Day 1” of a Donald Trump presidency.

Middleditch said the confrontation was at a bar in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, which he dubbed “Gentrification central.”

“I can’t imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts,” wrote Nanjiani, who is Pakistani-American.

See all of the tweets below:

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