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.
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!”
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 18, 2020
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.”
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.”
Check it out:
Insulated Hollywood bubble-dweller, with zero awareness of what goes on in the real world, where working men and women don’t get “SWAG” bags for waking up in the morning. #IMBECILE 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/Sr22uNssuU
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 18, 2020
Here’s how some more people responded:
Some of them work at Fuddruckers, or places like it. Not everyone can afford the luxury of staying home, ordering takeout, and watching Netflix for two months. We can't all be wealthy overrated comedians. https://t.co/YKyJ7OTVlN
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) April 18, 2020
People that get a pay check every week and haven’t had one in three have every right to make their problems known. https://t.co/qAsiIsQrkf
— Phil. (@philthatremains) April 19, 2020
Please Patton.. define “home” for you… https://t.co/WFDoU5whyA
— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) April 18, 2020
The only thing worse than rich celebrities sitting in their mansions telling everyone to stay home is rich celebrities crapping on people who want to go to work so they can feed their kids. https://t.co/mC3yVmFeiY
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) April 18, 2020
That whole freedom thing just is beyond some people. https://t.co/YV068AUfVo
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 18, 2020
Said the guy supporting the authoritarian government while lounging in his manson completely unaffected by what's happening. https://t.co/CJar0n71iv
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) April 18, 2020
Yep, Patton Oswalt made Anne Frank trend on Twitter for all the wrong reasons with one of the most tone-deaf tweets of the year.@dbongino, @greggutfeld, @robbysoave, @gehrig38, @Johnny_Joey and plenty of others made him pay, dearly:https://t.co/5Kr8vosBjx
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) April 19, 2020