‘The Goldbergs’ Faces Boycott by Trump Supporters After Creator Criticizes President From ‘Spaceballs’

Twitter users mistake Adam F. Goldberg’s tweets about Mel Brooks character for jabs at Trump

Last Updated: June 14, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

Some Donald Trump supporters have threatened to boycott ABC’s “The Goldbergs” after creator Adam F. Goldberg tweeted that “the president is completely and utterly broken.”

While some Twitter users interpreted the tweet as a swipe at Trump, they clearly weren’t reading the tweet in its entirety: “My God, the President is completely and utterly broken! I can’t tell you how disappointed I am. This isn’t fixable, is it? #Skroob,” he wrote

That’s right, Goldberg’s tweet about “the president” was actually referencing Mel Brooks’ iconic character President Skroob from “Spaceballs.” He even included a photo of a literally broken action figure to illustrate the point.

But that didn’t stop some of Goldberg’s followers from jumping down his throat.

“With all due respect, Potus is in complete control. He is fixing what W and O broke,” wrote one Trump supporter. “We put up with Obama in his eight years kissing globalists behinds and destroying Americans jobs, so we would appreciate our turn.. America,” wrote another.

Goldberg clearly had some fun egging on the outrage, as he doubled down on is criticism of “the president” in his replies.

“Grateful my actors are rallying around me over the incompetent President. We will not be silent! Down with Spaceball City!,” he wrote in one response, linking to a tweet of support from “The Goldbergs” star Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Golberg later tweeted that speaking out against Skroob cost him both viewers and over a thousand followers, but he clearly has no regrets.

“Upon awakening, I’m losing both followers and viewers,” he wrote. “I will not live in silence. The President must be stopped or earth will be next.”