Nazis! Nazis everywhere!
Actor Don Cheadle was outraged on Friday when he caught what he, presumably, believed was a Nazi symbol on the lapel of CNN guest Ed Martin.
“Hey, @CNN … Anybody wanna talk about my man’s lovely brooch on his lapel? Anybody minding the store. #WTAF?!?”he wrote on Twitter with a clip of Martin talking on CNN.
Hey, @CNN … Anybody wanna talk about my man’s lovely brooch on his lapel? Anybody minding the store. #WTAF?!? pic.twitter.com/TMhtesj5ow
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 19, 2017
His followers quickly took their cue and began calling out the “Nazi” symbol.
— ShoNuff (@WhatUpEh) August 19, 2017
This is getting so scary… pic.twitter.com/yA0Zuflq6q
— Debbie Burt-Rowan (@rowan_burt) August 19, 2017
So they’re booking Nazis now….
— Belle (@bellestarr48) August 19, 2017
— Tanna Barker (@tanna_barker) August 19, 2017
Is that a Nazi symbol I see before me? WT Actual F?
— K. Imani Tennyson (@K_Imani) August 19, 2017
OMG did they not even see it? He may as well be wearing a Nazi armband!
— PJ Irwin (@theMidlifeMaven) August 19, 2017
For those not familiar, it is the same eagle that the nazi party used to top their swastika marching flag poles (i.e. like Roman Army), /1
— ExpendabLegos (@ExpendabLegos) August 19, 2017
Actually no it isn’t.
It’s a pin that represents the Eagle Forum. A conservative group founded by Phyllis Schlafly of which, Martin’s bio says, he was the “hand-picked successor.”
Literally minutes of research would have assuaged Cheadle’s fears.
A look at the two Eagles side by side shows that they look nothing alike.
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Many people mocked Cheadle and his followers for assuming the pin has Nazi origins.
It is an Eagle Forum pin. Has Nothing to do with Nazis. pic.twitter.com/eQSGa0hHKm
— Angie L (@alegna_1221) August 19, 2017
Come on man this is not productive. It’s not a nazi eagle.
— B Dane (@b_dane2six) August 19, 2017
“Ermahgerd, I can’t tell the difference between these eagle pins. Must be a Nazi symbol!”
That is EXACTLY how stupid this argument is. pic.twitter.com/q8mePeSQ9J
— Bill Reeves (@Bill_Reeves_II) August 19, 2017
Shame on you Don Cheadle. You owe this man an apology for attempting to brand him a nazi. You’re becoming part of the hate.
— Margie Far (@Margie_Far) August 19, 2017
Yes he does. But he is a liberal so it probably isn’t coming.
This isn’t helpful, Don. Not everything is Nazi paraphernalia.
— Mrs. SMH (@MrsSmh1) August 19, 2017
“Everything I think I see — looks like a Nazi pin to me.”
— PakaLoLo (@Buffalo_Nickel) August 19, 2017
The Left is now Triggered by American ?pins.???????????The Left is still?? crazy. pic.twitter.com/fETMSqVrrX
— Call me Triggerman (@dislikefanatics) August 19, 2017
To you & all the bobble heads hallucinating Nazi imagery, I remind you the eagle has been OUR national symbol all along. Get a grip.
— Don Benson (@dfbenson) August 19, 2017
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