Trump trolls harass ‘Silicon Valley’ stars at Los Angeles bar

Posted on Nov 14 2016 - 9:31am
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Two “Silicon Valley” stars say they were harassed by angry Donald Trump supporters.

Actors Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, who have leading roles in the hit HBO series, detailed an uncomfortable encounter with Trump supporters at a Los Angeles bar on Friday.

“Out with @kumailn; for no reason two dudes came at us with Trump right wing s–t… Never in my life. I hate this. Week 1,” Middleditch wrote, adding that the men called them a four-letter disparaging term geared toward weak, progressive males that has become a favorite insult of Trump supporters.

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Nanjiani and Middleditch were repeatedly yelled at by the politically driven drinkers, who knew of the actors’ political beliefs, and berated on why they were wrong about Trump.

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“He starts getting in my face. Thomas puts his hand on the dude’s chest to stop him. ‘Don’t touch me … Wanna go outside?'” Nanjiani recalled.

A bouncer soon interjected, tossing the Trump trolls, both twentysomething white men, out of the establishment.

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“This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by ppl. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts,” wrote Nanjiani, a Pakistani-American actor and comedian.

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Actors Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani say they were harassed by Donald Trump supporters while at a bar in L.A. on Friday night.

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“We can’t let hate/racism/bigotry/sexism be normalized. If something happens, be safe, but let it be known we won’t stand for this,” he continued.

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Despite the encounter, both Nanjiani and Middleditch refused to shy away from politics on social media.

“Many ppl are like ‘just cuz I voted for Trump doesn’t mean I’m racist/sexist.’ Ok, but at best, you ignored it, you overlooked it,” wrote Nanijani.

And Middleditch quickly replied.

“Yes! Either you agreed with the sketchy rhetoric or you turned a blind eye to it. Bad news either way.”

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Trump trolls harass ‘Silicon Valley’ stars at Los Angeles bar was last modified: November 14th, 2016 by greendecker

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