The President’s namesake, Donald Trump Jr., in an act of supreme foot-in-mouth, accused NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) of “bullying” rapper Kanye West—and Twitter wasn’t having it.
Wearing a red MAGA hat, West performed his song Ghost Town just before the final credits of SNL this weekend and then launched into what has become one of his trademark rants—one that left audience members booing him.
West’s pontification, caught and posted on Instagram stories by comedian Chris Rock, was cut short, but not before West had the chance to express his displeasure at being “bullied backstage” at SNL over wearing the hat during his performance.
West was unclear about who, exactly, bullied him:
You see they laughing at me. You heard ’em, they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage they said, ‘Don’t go out there with that hat on.’ They bullied me backstage. They bullied me. And then they say I’m in a sunken place. You want to see the sunken place? Okay, I’ma listen to y’all now. Or I’ma put my Superman cape on, which means you can’t tell me what to do.
Following the performance, Trump Jr. tweeted:
Despite the BS they preach, the left isn’t tolerant of any view that differs even slightly from their own.
You obey or you’re out.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 30, 2018
But Twitter wasn’t having it:
bullied? LOL! just stop.
— ❄️Goth Girl RESISTING☠️ (@gothin907) September 30, 2018
Commenters didn’t hesitate to call Trump Jr. out on his hypocrisy:
Your father is a NATIONAL bully! I can't even think of a minority group he hasn't bullied! His bullying has incited so many hate crime WORLD WIDE against minority groups!
SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN HYPOCRITE!
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) September 30, 2018
Do you pay any attention to what your father says and tweets? Obviously not.
— Trump is a Puckinfutz (Vote Nov 6, 2018) (@HRPuckinfutz) September 30, 2018
And your father isn’t tolerant of anyone who isn’t a sycophant
— Cinnamon Says (@neicilaw) September 30, 2018
— Dakota Presley (@DakotaPresley3) October 1, 2018
This sounds like what would and has happened to people at your Dad's rallies. “Throw'em out…
get them out of here.” No more double standards junior.
— Bonni Alana (@bonzeta) October 1, 2018
In the end, it someone found the proper equivalent to the West-Trump love fest:
Kanye is to Trump what Rodman is to Kim Jong-un.
— Partyof1 (@SharedFreedom) September 30, 2018
Maybe Kanye’s Superman just comes from Bizarro World:
In case you missed it, here’s another one of Kanye’s memorable and controversial performances from last weekend’s SNL: