11 Epic Slams Against Stephen King’s Ghoulish Train Tweet
Does anyone know the macabre better than Stephen King?
The horror maestro’s books have been getting under our skins for decades. Few scribes have been as successful with their creepy, crawly stories.
“Christine.” “Salem’s Lot.” “Cujo.” “Carrie.”
Some inspired some of the best horror movies of their kind, including “The Shining” and “Misery.” One of 2017’s biggest hits proved to be “It,” the eagerly awaited screen adaptation of his classic 1986 tale.
Yet he’s consistently showcased a blue collar persona at odds with his nightmarish fiction. Uncle Stevie is just like you and me, you see?
That image took a hit this week, thanks to social media.
A 28-year-old man died when an Amtrak train carrying a group of roughly 100 Republicans crashed into a garbage truck. At least two others were seriously hurt in the crash.
Congressional passengers with medical experience, including Re. Bill Cassidy, R-La., immediately helped the injured.
The crash inspired King to fire off this Tweet roughly a day later.
It’s unlikely any of the major entertainment sites will report on King’s distasteful Tweet. They lean as left as their news colleagues and prefer to protect liberal stars by staying silent on these matters.
Twitter users, on the other hand, fired with both barrels.
And that, ladies & gents, is beautifully emblematic of the toxic speech currently in American party politics. Does that sound like a productive conversation to build a better future? Treating political opponents as ‘enemies’ gets us nowhere. Aim for truthful dialogue.
— Jendago S (@Jenglish1987) February 1, 2018
What a scumbag you are. You write about horror but the real horror is your actual soullessness.
— Warner Todd Huston (@warnerthuston) February 1, 2018
Your friend Russ is a childish, smug jerk.
— Mark Tapson (@MarkTapson) February 1, 2018
When they go low, Stephen King goes lower.
— Benjamin4Real (@bentipede) February 1, 2018
You’ll delete this in a few hours. Quite sad that you’re so blinded by your hatred. Disappointing.
— gogzy (@gogzkerr) February 1, 2018
922 Retweets and 6,100 Favorites so far for a Tweet celebrating the death and despair of those who dare to share a different point of view.
The Democratic Party has fallen so far.https://t.co/Sp5OSF6PdN
— Katica (@GOPPollAnalyst) February 1, 2018
A young man died in that “garbage truck”, perhaps before karma comes back to bite you in the butt, maybe you can help his young family by donating to the gofundme page that’s been set up by his company. His name is Christopher Foley of Louisa, VA
— DeniseVB (@blogho) February 1, 2018
If only the truck could have killed your movie rendition of The Dark Tower.
— Wade Wilson (@Deadp00LLL) February 1, 2018
#StephenKing that’s a terrible thing to say
When you were hit by that van I really felt bad for you and hoped that you would have a speedy recovery
I’m sorry you had to go through that but that person had a family and children like you
You really wish that on someone’s family?
— Ninjetta (@RealNinjetta) February 1, 2018
One young man was killed, six injured.
When did you delete your soul? https://t.co/MdrJ0Njb5u
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 1, 2018
Karma for who, the innocent truck driver who died, or his coworker in critical condition? https://t.co/ZEVGJ6LdLF
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 1, 2018
Roughly an hour later King later fired off this Tweet in response to the backlash.
Of COURSE sorry the truck driver died.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 1, 2018
UPDATE: King returned to Twitter to offer as insincere of an apology as you’re ever likely to see.
A rather thoughtless tweet from me concerning the train-truck crash, for which I apologize (if one is necessary). It should be pointed out, too, that those Republican politicians, who can be heartless when they vote, immediately got out to help.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 1, 2018
“If one is necessary”. Why are these jerkwad celebrities incapable of an actual apology? Is it because that means admitting that they did something wrong, which is more than their fragile egos can allow?
“I apologize (if one is necessary).” Guess what Stephen, it is!
And who was responsible for the “heartless” vote recently that said sure, you can abort babies at 20 wks (5 months!). Stephen?
As a dedicated liberal leftist, King tweeted what he really thought. To find joy in the harm to others is a sign of a sick mind…but then again…look at what he writes.
Stephen King ~FLOATS~
…Like most turds do
Stephen King . . . still more hideous and horrifying than anything he ever wrote.
One would think that an author who was nearly killed by a truck accident years ago would be more empathetic to ANYONE injured or the family/friends/loved ones of an innocent person killed by an accident, but that sonuvabitch King is nothing but a road apple from a diseased horse.