2016 election

Kumail Nanjiani Describes Harrowing Encounter With Trump Supporters

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Ever since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election earlier this week, celebrities have been reacting in shock and sharing emotional stories about how a Trump presidency would negatively affect the future of our country. Most recently and perhaps most distressingly  comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani has taken to Twitter to recount an unpleasant run-in he had with two Trump supporters while out with his friend, and fellow Silicon Valley co-star, Thomas Middleditch in Los Angeles. “Was at a bar last night with @. At the end of the night, two white dudes, 20’s, who’d been there for hours came up to us,” he wrote. “‘We’re big fans of you guys. (To Thomas) I trolled you on Twitter yesterday.’”

However, the seemingly harmless fan encounter soon took a dark turn. “He goes on to say how we’re wrong about Trump,” Nanjiani continued. “I go ‘Hey we don’t wanna discuss politics right now.’ His friends goes ‘oh they’re cucks.’ Then starts yelling at us. ‘CUCKS CUCKS CUCKS!’ He starts getting in my face. Thomas puts his hand on the dude’s chest to stop him. ‘Don’t touch me you cuck. Wanna go outside?’”

The confrontation, thankfully, didn’t turn violent thanks to the intervening staff at the bar. “At this point, the bouncer runs over, grabs them, kicks them out. The bartender is awesome & apologetic. Thomas & I are stunned,” Nanjiani wrote. “This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by people. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts. 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. Many people 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. We thought Internet would give us access to people with different points of view. Instead it gives us access to many people with the same point of view.” Day four of Trump’s America, y’all.

Kumail Nanjiani on His Encounter With Trump Fans