Patton Oswalt Cites Anne Frank And COVID-19 In Tone-Deaf Tweet Of The Year

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Comedian Patton Oswalt is now in the running for having the most tone-deaf tweet of the year after comparing shelter-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic to Anne Frank during the Holocaust.

Oswalt also said Americans protesting against these orders were in the wrong.

“Anne Frank spent 2 years hiding in an attic and we’ve been home for just over a month with Netflix, food delivery & video games and there are people risking viral death by storming state capital buildings & screaming, ‘Open Fuddruckers!’” Oswalt tweeted.

The tweet fails to mention some of these people protesting need to get back to work because they need the income to provide for their families—they aren’t locked away in a mansion with plenty of resources to go around.

The Daily Wire reports: “Protests in Michigan, Virginia, Texas and other places have made news of late as many citizens balk at the severity of continued lockdown measures imposed by governors in an effort to fight the spread of coronavirus.”

Oswalt is far from the only Hollywood elite to express these sentiments, even House Speaker Pelosi showed off that she is surviving the stay-at-home orders by eating $13-per-pint ice cream out of a pair of $24,000 refrigerators.

They don’t get it and many people piled on the tweet.

Fox News anchor Greg Gutfeld said the tweet was little more than a “rich fat guy sitting on a mountain of cash” telling people “to suck it up.”

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Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino called Oswalt an “Insulated Hollywood bubble-dweller” and said he exhibits “zero awareness of what goes on in the real world.”

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Here’s how some more people responded: