Anyone who grew up on John Cusack comedies is in for a rude awakening via his Twitter account.
The 56-year-old star rages against President Donald Trump and all things GOP on social media, often throwing the sharpest elbows possible. Even those accustomed to politically-active celebrities may not expect what Cusack dishes on a regular basis.
Bombshell – garland and Wray should resign- thank god he was shamed into appointing Jack smith to finally do the peoples work – https://t.co/1bsBXwAn28
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 19, 2023
He’s a Democrat, but his party is never bold enough from the “Better Off Dead” star’s perspective.
Most recently, Cusack demanded that Fox News lose its broadcasting license for a chyron that called President Joe Biden a “wannabe dictator.” The commentary drew withering attacks from other news sites, and the person responsible quickly lost his job.
That wasn’t enough for Cusack.
If Fox is calling Biden an aspiring dictator while shilling for trump
Who actually tried to overthrow democracy. The gov has to take away their broadcasting license.
They are a pro fascist propaganda house organ -and that rhetoric will get people killed – Fox should not be…
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 15, 2023
It’s hardly surprising for Cusack to cheer on censoring others’ points of view. Or just throwing them in jail on various alleged crimes, real and imagined.
I don’t know what left – he’s talking about ? What does siding with Carlson & Fox Make glen ?
I’m for the fbi – doj arrsting fascists like trump and his gang
I’m progressive. Pro busting trusts monopolies-against surveillance capitalism
Meaningless gibberish https://t.co/KzQPqDAsgQ
— John Cusack (@johncusack) December 9, 2022
Conservatives don’t deserve reportage that covers allegations that the Biden family siphoned millions due to their political positions.
The actor got a public rebuke from author and behavioral scientist Gad Saad.
Dear @johncusack, here is @tuckercarlson doing the unthinkable in a free society, namely criticizing its Dear Leader. I hope that you will use your Hollywood clout to lean heavily on @elonmusk to shut Tucker down. We need to silence those who hold unacceptable positions in order… https://t.co/dXwjX5IsHx
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) June 16, 2023
Cusack’s career, once red hot, now has him appearing in straight-to-streaming titles. His last mainstream gig came with 2020’s “Utopia,” an Amazon Prime sci-fi saga that lasted but one season.
Three years ago, he attempted to explain his aggressive Twitter musings.
“Maybe being outspoken hurts your career… I’m just aware it helps me sleep better at night, knowing that I wasn’t passive during this time.”
Cusack is on tour this summer, bringing some of his classic films to theaters across the country. Nostalgia matters in America today, and the actor’s films bring back vibrant memories for many.
Think “Say Anything,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Grosse Point Blank” and “High Fidelity.”
He may look back on his anti-speech musings with something less than nostalgia.