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.
Was at a bar last night with @Middleditch. At the end of the night, 2 white dudes, 20's, who'd been there for hours came up to us.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016
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.”
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…
Out with @kumailn; for no reason two dudes came at us with Trump right wing shit, calling us "cucks". Never in my life. I hate this. Week 1.
— Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 12, 2016