The "Ghosts of Mississippi" actor attacked "#liberals" by suggesting the removal of the Iwo Jima World War II memorial.
James Woods is furious over the removal of Confederate statues around the country, which might seem surprising to anyone who hasn't seen the kind of stuff that he writes on his personal Twitter account. If you haven't, go and do that for some context and everything else in this article will, unfortunately, make perfect sense.
And to express his disgust, the actor, who is well known for his far right politics, suggested on Twitter that liberals may go after the famed Iwo Jima Memorial next. He clearly didn't think that statement, through, however.
Cue the Internet, which turned its mocking meme generation to eleven by offering up suggestions of other statues liberals might want to take down. No monument was safe, regardless of what they stood for.
Thank you, James Woods, for giving birth to the "I thought some of you might like to see it one more time..." meme.
Service with a smile? Sorry, Bob's gotta go.
Wiggling french fries are a disgrace to the food industry.
What's the point?
The Fonz should not be in bronze.
Too high to get over, too low to get under.
Users also weighed in on the idiocy of the actor's much maligned tweet.
I too am unable to recognize a difference between the heroes who defeated fascism and the rancid losers who lost trying to preserve slavery.— David Roth (@david_j_roth) August 15, 2017
When one user took to Twitter to defend keeping the statues, he got schooled with some facts.
Put them in a museum. No place on public property especially not courthouses or state houses.— Vets4Bernie 🌹 (@vets4bernie) August 15, 2017
Most of these statues and monuments werent erected until years after the war. Thee majority came about at the end of 19th/early 20th century— Vets4Bernie 🌹 (@vets4bernie) August 15, 2017
This was at a time when 1. Jim Crow laws started 2. KKK had a massive resurgence.— Vets4Bernie 🌹 (@vets4bernie) August 15, 2017
Some perspective, in case you were wondering.
Liberal-minded Americans I know & respect honor Military 4 their service to "Our Country."Those who embrace Confederate history embrace hate— Bobbie K (@BobbiefromIL) August 16, 2017
This Marine revealed the logical flaw at the heart of Woods's tweet. Confederates were traitors to the UNITED States of America.
Marine here. Important difference b/w statue of Marines + Corpsman at Iwo vs confederate statues: one is of Americans, one is of traitors— Will Fischer (@will_c_fischer) August 15, 2017