Back to IndieWire

Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch Have Angry Confrontation With Trump Supporters in Los Angeles

The "Silicon Valley" actors share their experience getting harassed by a couple of Trump supporters.

Kumail Nanjiani Thomas Middleditch

Shutterstock

This past week has been tough for many. Since Donald Trump’s victory, Hollywood has expressed their shock and shared their thoughts on the unexpected outcome. On Saturday morning, “Silicon Valley” actor Kumail Nanjiani shared a story about how he and co-star Thomas Middleditch were harassed by a couple of Trump supporters in Los Angeles.

“Was at a bar last night with Middleditch. At the end of the night, two white dudes, 20’s, who’d been there for hours came up to us,” he began.

READ MORE: Michael Moore Explains Trump’s Victory: ‘People Wanted Change’

The actor continued, recalling that the guys said they were fans of the show. They then told Thomas, “I trolled you on twitter yesterday,” and went on to tell them how they were wrong about Trump.

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

The confrontation came to an end when the bouncer ran over, grabbed the men and kicked them out. “The bartender is awesome and apologetic,” Nanjiani tweeted. “Thomas and  I are stunned. This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by people. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts.”

READ MORE: Ethan Coen Spoofs Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes to Bash Fallon and the Media for Election Results

He ended his series of tweets by writing, “We can’t let hate/racism/bigotry/sexism be normalized. If something happens, be safe, but let it be known we won’t stand for this. Many people are like ‘just cuz I voted for Trump doesn’t mean I’m racist/sexist.’ Ok, but at best, you ignored it, you overlooked it. We thought [the] Internet would give us access to people with different points of view. Instead it gives us access to many people with the same point of view.”

As for Middleditch, he tweeted, “Never in my life. I hate this.” Us too, Thomas, us too…

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Television and tagged , ,