Bruce Campbell wants everyone to know that they should check their facts before they post something on social media. The “Ash vs. Evil Dead” actor set the record straight after a photo made its rounds on Twitter showing a Donald Trump supporter who was supposedly beaten by protestors at a GOP rally.
The Conservative Nation used the image and reported, “Here’s what happened to female Trump supporter when she met ‘peaceful’ and ‘tolerant’ liberals.”
The only thing is that the photo was not of a Trump supporter at all, but a make-up test for Samara Weaving, an actress who had a role on Campbell’s Starz series.
Campbell called out the tweet by writing, “Check your facts, folks. This is an actress named Samara Weaving from #AshVsEvilDead. This is a make-up test. Sad.”
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) June 8, 2016
Weaving had guest starred on the last episode of the first season and had originally posted the image on her social media accounts. The actress also spoke out about her image being used to rally up Trump supporters by tweeting, “This is so stupid, Conservative Nation get rid of this please!” She has also retweeted multiple users who have called out the Twitter account.
— Samara Weaving (@Sweaving) June 8, 2016
There has been violence at several Trump rallies, most recently supporters were attacked in San Jose, CA on June 2. Though, that’s no excuse to use a random image to depict violence against a presidential candidate supporter.