Shockingly, it wasn’t after Twitter received numerous complaints from teenage girls that he’s been sliding into their DMs. It was due to one of the insulting and offensive things James Woods has spat out on Twitter over the years. Sorry James, looks like if you want to pop off in front of an embarrassed audience, you’re limited to whatever you can hiss in the four minutes it takes for your latte to be made.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Twitter recently found that a tweet James made in July had violated their rules, and so they’ve locked him out of his account. The tweet in question reportedly involved a voting meme that appeared to come from a Democratic source, showing three men claiming they were going to skip the US midterm elections on November 6th so that women’s votes would count for more. It obviously wasn’t real, but still, James – a hardcore conservative – tweeted:
“Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real. Not likely, but in this day and age of absolute liberal insanity, it is at least possible…”
Twitter decided that James’ tweet had “the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact the election.” They locked him out of his account unless he agreed to delete the tweet. Yesterday, James told the Associated Press that he had no intention of deleting the tweet. However, when you search for the tweet, Twitter pulls an “I don’t know her.” Which means there’s a chance he might have deleted it. James Woods folding like a cheap umbrella? I never would have guessed. Although James hasn’t tweeted since September 20th, so who knows what’s up.
This news probably isn’t too surprising for anyone who has been following James’ career as a proud Twitter asshole. Back in July, he announced that his agent Ken Kaplan had dropped him as a client on Independence Day. Ken didn’t say why he was quitting James, but it most likely had to do with all the headaches Ken (a “political liberal”) got watching James on Twitter.
THR says that James received an email from Twitter informing him of what had happened. I like to think James got that email after he tried logging in unsuccessfully dozens of times. “What the hell? Did I recently change my password? Let’s try MelaniaIsABabe…nope. Ok, what about TriggeredSnowflakes. Not that. Maybe it has something to do with some recent film work? Naw, definitely not – I haven’t had any of that.”