Did Samuel L. Jackson learn nothing from the controversy that erupted over a Stephen Colbert joke?
Apparently not, and the “Django Unchained” star is finding himself under fire for treading into similar comic terrain as the “Late Show” host, who landed himself in hot water when he joked that “the only thing [Donald Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c**k holster,” which was followed by accusations that his joke was homophobic.
Jackson is now receiving similar criticism for a tweet he issued on Thursday wishing the president a happy birthday, joking, “Must have been a party at The White House, Mitch, Paul, Rudy & others were spotted wearing knee pads & carrying these lined up outside. Happy Birthday.”
Accompanying the tweet was a photo of a pack of joke “After D**k Mints.”
Jackson found himself taken to task for implied homophobia in his tweet, particularly among Trump supporters.
Jackson did not directly respond to the criticism but showed little remorse when posting a screenshot of a message he received from Twitter support noting a complaint made against his tweet.