Welcome to 2018, a year in which — if you express respect for someone who disagrees with you — social media mobs will band together to shame you and pummel you into an apology.
Filmmaker Mark Duplass (shown above right), who has starred in such shows as “Goliath” and “The Mindy Project” and directed the films “Cyrus” and “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” is an openly liberal artist. But he recently took to Twitter to say some kind things about conservative commentator and Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro (above left).
On Thursday, Duplass wrote that Shapiro was a “genuine person” with good intentions. And he encouraged his fans to follow Shapiro in the now-deleted tweet.
“Fellow liberals: If you are interested in ‘crossing the aisle’ you should consider following Ben Shapiro. I don’t agree with him on much but he’s a genuine person who once helped me for no other reason than to be nice. He doesn’t bend the truth. His intentions are good,” wrote the filmmaker.
Many responded with outrage.