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Trump's America: Silicon Valley stars Kumail Nanjiani, Thomas Middleditch heckled at night club

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:41 IST

Trump's America has been up to no good and the reports pouring in will make you feel ashamed of just how little humans have progressed since the times of slavery and dictatorship. White supremacy is a thing still and if that doesn't make you want to hang your head in shame, there's something incredibly wrong with you.

Over the last week, there have been several instances of violence, and celebrities are just as prone to them as the common Americans are. Silicon Valley stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch have said they were recently harassed by two US President-elect Donald Trump supporters in a bar.

The actors took to Twitter on Saturday morning to recount their experience.

"Was at a bar last night with Middleditch. At the end of the night, two white dudes, 20s, who had been there for hours came up to us," Nanjiani wrote, adding that they said they were fans but thought they were "wrong about Trump".

"I go 'Hey we don't wanna discuss politics right now.' His friend goes 'Oh they're cucks.' Then starts yelling at us. 'Cucks Cucks Cucks!,'" Nanjiani, who has roots in Pakistan, continued.

"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?' At this point, the bouncer runs over, grabs them, kicks them out. The bartender is awesome and apologetic. Thomas and I are stunned."

The actor went on to write that he "can't imagine" what it must be like for people who look like him, considering the incident happened in a crowded bar.

"We can't let hate/racism/bigotry/sexism be normalised. If something happens, be safe, but let it be known we won't stand for this," he wrote.

"Many people are like 'just because I voted for Trump doesn't mean I'm racist/sexist.' Okay, 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."

Middleditch also tweeted about the incident.

"By the way, 'cuck' is an Alt Right term. Look it up, it's not positive," he wrote.

He later tweeted: "'Cuck'. It's the new term Trump bigots use." He also shared a Wikipedia link to the word "Cuckservative".


With inputs from IANS

First published: 14 November 2016, 5:36 IST