Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore had a bold message targeting the state of Texas on Wednesday in wake of Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to lift coronavirus restrictions in the Lone Star State.
Gov. Abbott announced on Tuesday that he would rescind restrictions on businesses to reopen Texas “at 100 percent,” and revoke the state’s mask mandate by the middle of next week.
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In response, Michael Moore tweeted, “Texas – we hear you. You didn’t want to be part of our electrical grid. And now you’ve removed your mask mandate & are allowing large crowds to gather. We hear you! COVID is a hoax! So u don’t need our precious vaccine. We’ll send it to ppl who are saving lives by wearing masks.”
Moore faced immediate backlash on all sides of the aisle to the point that he attempted to walk back his remarks about an hour later with the following three conjoining tweets.
Moore’s attempt at damage control was too little, too late as his initial post had already gone viral.
Here are some of the most highly engaged reactions to Moore’s message to Texas:
There are many of us who are really struggling under the lack of leadership in our state. Folks are dying and with this new deflection mandate from the gov, more will die. This comment is not helpful. Don’t become the people you oppose. #horseshit https://t.co/ZkoB7L8hEK
— Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) March 3, 2021