John Cusack catches grief over 'satanic death tweet'
Nobody seems to have a sense of humor about John Cusack's "satanic death tweet" from Sunday night. Some news giants (Fox News anyone?) believe the actor is "calling for the death of Newt Gingrich and House Majority Leader Dick Army," according to Rightcelebrity.com.
In reality, of course, Cusack was just being sarcastic about the ongoing battle over the ground zero mosque.
"I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS" Cusack said in his tweet.
Cusack has been a very public supporter of the Democratic Party so it's not like this came out of left field. And anyone who reads his somewhat irregular tweets would know he has an odd sense of humor.
Still, some people are predictably unhappy.
"His provocative tweets could easily incite a rabid fan to commit violent acts against Fox News Headquarters and others he names," Dr. Carole Lieberman, a Beverly Hills-based psychiatrist, told Fox411, according to Rightcelebrity. "Fans could not only be influenced because of their devotion to Cusack, the man, but also because of their love for one of the characters he plays."
Ah. The Lloyd Dobler Argument. Or would that be the Lane Meyer Theory?