After cameras caught actor Vince Vaughn chatting and shaking hands with President Donald Trump during the College Football National Championship game between LSU and Clemson, angry leftist blogger Timothy Burke tweeted he was “sorry to share this video.”
I'm very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it. pic.twitter.com/ELMbDHZbZq
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 14, 2020
While some smaller, unverified Twitter accounts shared a variety of angry “cancel culture” critiques of Vaughn, Burke was mostly mocked for his hyperbolic reaction.
Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen sarcastically wrote, “OMG the humanity! This is terrible! We must all now hate Vince Vaughn! You would have done great under Stalin.”
OMG the humanity! This is terrible! We must all now hate Vince Vaughn! You would have done great under Stalin. https://t.co/7HBoiW7Zbj
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) January 14, 2020
Radio host Dana Loesch asked Burke if he was going to be OK.
OMG THEY TALKED ARE YOU OK https://t.co/Xs0TiEaMjS
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 14, 2020
In a 2013 interview with Politico, Vaughn explicitly said he identifies as a conservative. Vaughn has also spoken at LPAC, a Libertarian leadership summit.
“I’m very supportive of Ron Paul, but I’ve always been, you know, more conservative than not. I think that when you get older, you just get less trust in the government running anything. And that you start to realize when you really go back and look at the Constitution and the principles of liberty, the real purpose of government is to protect the individual’s right to sort of think and pursue what they have interest in,” Vaughn told Politico.
Vaughn is also a proponent of the second amendment. He told GQ Magazine he supports, “people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home.”
This scenario is similar to the recent “canceling” of comedian Ellen DeGeneres. In October at a Dallas Cowboys game, DeGeneres sat with former President George W. Bush and stoked outrage among leftists.
— Matt Gorman (@mattsgorman) October 6, 2019
DeGeneres refused to apologize for sitting with Bush, instead she used her platform to discuss the need for civility in society. Vaughn’s political affiliation serves a similar purpose. While Vaughn may be a Hollywood actor, he still expresses and votes his conservative ideology without letting the woke scolds of the liberal elite bully him into submission.
Geaux Vince Vaughn!