Patton Oswalt Slammed For Politicizing Las Vegas Shooting

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Patton Oswalt Slammed Politicize Las Vegas Shooting

By Holly Nicol |

Patton Oswalt Slammed Politicize Las Vegas Shooting

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Patton Oswalt is receiving backlash for politicizing the Las Vegas shooting in a tweet posted on Monday. While many celebrities reacted to the tragic shooting in Las Vegas with simply horror, shock and prayers, the comedian tweeted what he humorously thought a Donald Trump supporter might say. However, given the circumstances, it was not funny and many social media users are now slamming the actor, accusing him of being insensitive towards the victims of the deadly attack.

As Gossip Cop reported, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock killed 50 people and injured more than 400 at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when he fired shots from his hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Casino late Sunday, resulting in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. In the wake of the attack, Oswalt took to Twitter to comment on the tragic shooting, thoughtlessly imitating what he thought a Trump supporter would say about the shooting. He wrote, “‘I know the Vegas situation is grim but let’s wait to hear Trump’s statement he’ll make it all better’ – a concussion victim.”

Oswalt has since deleted the tweet, which Gossip Cop screengrabbed before he removed it. We weren’t the only ones who saw the questionable message. Many social media users voiced their anger over his uncalled for remarks. One Twitter user wrote, “Hey remember that time when @pattonoswalt made fun of the people that died in Vegas for cheap likes and retweets.” Another said, “Not watching another show that has that piece of s**t @pattonoswalt on it. Disgusting comments.”

Another user angrily tweeted, “People are dead and you throw s**t at Trump WTF is the matter with you? I can’t even imagine how you became famous? You’re disgusting.” Meanwhile, @StephenBrett22 wrote, “@pattonoswalt really? Don’t you think you’ve got other things you should be worried about?” And a Twitter user with the handle @WatchLoganTwit offered, “@pattonoswalt You are a disgusting human being. F**k you for making this terrible tragedy about politics.”

Additionally, @Gman2017S similarly expressed, “You are a walking nightmare Patton. You’ve done nothing at all to help this country be safe.” And another social media user stated, “Boycott @pattonoswalt. Not just insensitive but also a hypocrite for all his tweets calling Trump insensitive.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more Twitter users slam Oswalt for politicizing the Las Vegas shooting. See the tweet below that Oswalt deleted after politicizing the Las Vegas shooting.

Patton Oswalt Las Vegas Tweet

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