Sarah Silverman, long a favorite of fans of cutting edge political humor, has made news today by calling for her fans to join what she call “the resistance.” She followed up those sentiments with a call for a military coup against President Donald Trump.
“WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE,” Silverman wrote.
Later she wrote: “We’re all gonna die sounds so dire but we are though (all gonna die).”
Silverman blasted her message out on social media Wednesday night, in all-capital letters. While some see her message as an exagerated attempt at humor, others find the message offensive.
Silverman is just one of a growing number of celebrities finding unique ways to voice their concern about the policies of the new Trump administration. Many in Hollywood are calling for a walk-out and a work stoppage. They feel like shutting down the media production in Hollywood will send a message to those in the White House.
It is worth noting that most of the vehement opposition is coming from the Democratic strongholds on the coasts–the same areas that went to Clinton in the last election. Some Californians are even openly discussing secession.
Silverman’s call to “wake up & join the resistance” went out to her 10 million followers. She added, “Once the military is w us fascists get overthrown. Mad king & his handlers go bye bye.”
The timing of her tweet is also noteworthy. As she was penning her call to resistance, mobs had taken to the streets of Berkley, CA to demonstrate in opposition to Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ who was supposed to give a speech at UC Berkeley.
Other celebrites joined in Silverman’s call. Director Judd Apatow tweeted: “This is just the beginning. When will all the fools who are still supporting Trump realize what is at stake?” He has since deleted the message.
Some, like Filmmaker Lexi Alexander, even called more direct violence. “Punch Nazis,” she wrote. “Riot when your college invites a Nazi.” She even called for arson: “Set it all on fire.”