Screenwriter Uses The N-Word In Tweet About Being Anti-Vaccination
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Terry Rossio, who worked on films including Shrek, Aladdin, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, is getting a lot of heat on Twitter for using the n-word in a tweet about vaccines.
Earlier this week, The 100 writer Julie Benson posted information via Twitter on how people could donate vaccinations to others through UNICEF. In the post, screenshot by Julie, it was suggested as a way to donate vaccines in the name of a relative who is anti-vaccination.
Rossio responded to her tweet the next morning, writing, “My heart goes out to all the parents of vaccine damaged children, who have to not only endure the sadness of their loss, but also the vitriol of ill-informed and insensitive people (such as those here). Anti-Vax is equivalent to calling someone a n***er and makes as little sense.”
Of course, Terry is being roasted by critics, noting that calling someone anti-vaccination is literally not at all the same as calling them the n-word. He even doubled down on his point in a later reply.
Fellow writer Jeff Grubb joined in on those criticizing Terry, sarcastically replying, “God, this is such a good point. I remember how American founders and citizens enslaved vaccine skeptics for decades. And then, even after freeing them, the government enshrined laws to marginalize vaccine deniers and to deny them wealth and opportunity. That’s just history.”
Check out some more tweets below of people going in on Rossio for his completely misinformed comparison of being anti-vaccination to being called the n-word.