Flashback: James Woods Points Out Problem with the Hogg Siblings' Twitter Picture


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The name “James Woods” may as well be synonymous with “Twitter burns.”

Whether it’s Nancy Pelosi, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Chelsea Clinton or Colin Kaepernick, the conservative actor and political commentator takes no prisoners.

His latest brilliant schooling over the weekend was directed toward a younger crowd than usual — David Hogg.

A survivor of the Parkland school shooting, Hogg quickly became a prominent face of the gun-control movement. He called the NRA “child murderers,” claimed to hang up the phone on the White House and even defended the sheriff’s deputies who failed to confront the school shooter.

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Of course, the left and the mainstream media embraced him and have used Hogg and the tragedy as a political opportunity. Hogg has since made appearances on CNN, MSNBC, CBS and others. He even was featured in an exposé in People magazine.

So when Hogg and his sister Lauren decided to publish an especially naive tweet, Woods held them accountable.

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In an effort to further push their gun-control cause, the siblings created “arm bands for change” and encouraged others to wear them as well.

“Inspired by the Supreme Court Landmark case Tinker vs Des Moines I’m starting #armbandsforchange. Make your own and wear it to school or work to protest gun violence,” Lauren tweeted.

See the (since deleted) tweet with photos of Hogg and Lauren wearing the bands below:

Woods was quick to point out the pair’s stunning ignorance, namely that the bands bear a stunning resemblance to arm bands from 75 years ago — in Nazi Germany.

“You might have a little trouble getting Jewish Americans to embrace this look. Do you have any shiny jackboots and brown shirts to go with it? Guessing you might’ve skipped history class while you were shilling for the @DNC,” Woods tweeted.

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See the photo below to see exactly what Woods is talking about.

After a burn like that, Lauren didn’t have much choice but to apologize. She deleted the arm band tweet and tweeted the following:

Woods, being the class act he is, commended her for it:

Hogg and students like him are perfectly free to have their opinions and express them — but when they’re held up by the left as the moral voices of our time, someone needs to challenge them when they say stupid things — and James Woods is always up to the challenge.

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Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal.
Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal. She graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has written hundreds of articles on topics like the sanctity of life, free speech and freedom of religion.
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