Liberal Democrats who consider themselves the champions of tolerance constantly show that their actions are quite different from their talking points.
Take the case of Israel Broussard, an actor in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie. After being “outed” for “problematic” tweets and likes -- including liking tweets from Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, President Donald Trump and Florida Senator Marco Rubio – the conservative celebrity has officially apologized for his "inappropriate and insensitive words and likes on social media."
In an article written by James R. Barrett for the Daily Wire website, the actor who played Josh Sanderson in the streaming movie is quoted as saying:
I am deeply sorry for my inappropriate and insensitive words and likes on social media.
I take full responsibility for my actions, and I sincerely apologize. This has been a pivotal life lesson for me. I am dedicated to becoming a more informed and educated version of myself.
So what heinous crime forced the actor to apologize?
According to Daily Beast contributor Amy Zimmerman, Broussard once posted an offensive attempt at a joke about Japanese food and dogs after Japan suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, laughed off the idea of playing a gay role and wrote that Black Lives Matter just wants to create “division.” He also “liked” tweets from Shapiro, Trump and Rubio.
As if all that wasn’t bad enough, Zimmerman also claimed she had evidence to prove Broussard is also guilty of "racist, homophobic tweets and 'likes.'"
“While Broussard appears to have deleted some of his offensive posts,” she added, “one particularly vile archived tweet from July of 2011 reads: "Dogs can sense earthquakes. Too bad Japan ate them all."
And in 2009, the actor stated: “I'm not going out for a gay role; thank you, though.”
During a 2016 post, Broussard asserted: “Black Lives Matter has one goal. Division,” and “hashtags don’t f***ing matter. but all lives do. black lives matter, white lives matter. police lives matter."
“Is some of that insensitive? Sure,” The Daily Wire's Barrett noted. “Does any of it deserve an apology? The awful Japan joke, sure; some of the others, maybe.”
He also stated:
But what appears to be the true offense Broussard has committed in the minds of his left-wing critics becomes clearer near the end of the list.
He is politically conservative, a point underscored when Zimmerman highlights the backlash against Broussard's hated "likes.”
“But while those tweets are bad enough,” Barrett asserted, the actor’s “likes” were apparently “even messier.”
“Shared screenshots show that his recent likes included Trump and Rubio tweets, and multiple gems from Ben Shapiro, such as: ‘The travel ban is not Japanese internment. Immigration enforcement is not Nazi Germany. READ A F***ING BOOK.’”
Barrett concluded his article by stating: “Broussard has been compelled to apologize -- even thank his critics for having helped him learn this "pivotal life lesson" -- and rededicate himself to becoming "a more informed and educated version" of himself.
Broussard’s situation is yet another reminder of how “tolerant” the people on the Left are to those who stray from liberal dogma. Unfortunately, the young actor is learning this lesson the hard way.