NBC News’ Chuck Todd made an absurd remark on Good Friday that left many wondering if he even understood the significance of the Christian holy day.
The “Meet the Press” host was roasted on Twitter after he offered his thoughts on Good Friday, noting that “any day can become ‘good,’” in a tweet.
“I don’t mean disrespect to the religious aspect of the day, but I love the idea of reminding folks that any day can become “good,” all it takes is a little selflessness on our own part,” he wrote. “Works EVERY time.”
I’m a bit hokey when it comes to “Good Friday.” I don’t mean disrespect to the religious aspect of the day, but I love the idea of reminding folks that any day can become “good,” all it takes is a little selflessness on our own part. Works EVERY time.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 30, 2018
Christians view Good Friday as the day Jesus was crucified and died to pay the penalty for humanity’s sins, making the ultimate sacrifice to redeem mankind.
But Todd seemed to suggest that the day wasn’t just about the religious occasion, noting the crucifixion as the “religious aspect of the day.”
The Twitter heavens opened on the NBC host, unleashing a torrential downpour of criticism.
The day of Jesus’ crucifixion is considered a victory of Good over Evil, Chuck. Your ignorant and insensitive comment should get you fired. Every Christian is offended by your derogatory & pejorative lack of respect on this holy day. You should repent & then pray for forgiveness.
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) March 31, 2018
Complete gibberish. Why would you post this? Do you understand what today actually is?
— Jason A. Lee (@jasonalee) March 30, 2018
— MAGAMAN?? (@genericguy3) March 31, 2018
No Chuck. On our very VERY best day, we cant make a Friday “Good Friday” Like Jesus did. Diminish it all you want. He suffered immensely for our sin on this day so that we can commune with God. Maybe no big deal to you, but HUGE deal to many of us. Maybe one day you’ll get it.
— Dorcas L (@DjLots3) March 31, 2018
It was then that @chucktodd, in his religious ignorance, got the idea for “gooder Friday.” pic.twitter.com/g64duaVq4P
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 31, 2018
Many were convinced Todd was mocking Christianity with his ignorant tweet.
This is clearly meant to mock Christianity. And yes, it is disrespectful. Please apologize.
— Don of All ??? (@damm35) March 31, 2018
“I mean no disrespect” is a classic phase often used to diminish and mock. The left has been mocking and attempting to diminish faith for decades. A little selflessness on your part would include not speaking out againt Good Friday by likening it to any other day.
— Lady Liberty (@DutyOfAPatriot) March 31, 2018
Chuck, you just don’t get it, another example of Media snobbery and dis’ing Christians in your own subtle way.
— Rodney Martin (@rodneystime) March 31, 2018
Chuck…….this is a really, really, really, really bad take.
Imagine if I said this: “Hey, I’m a little hokey on this Ramadan thing, but I love the idea of month long fasting. Think what it will do for our nationwide cholesterol levels! Really cool, right?”
— Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) March 31, 2018
Somehow, I think you DO mean to disrespect the religious aspect of the day. And you certainly do NOT understand the meaning of the day at all!
— AJ Tyne (@AJTyne) March 31, 2018
A few Twitter users wondered what the big deal was, or if Todd was not wrong.
Foot in mouth, but how uncharitable people can be about it.
— Michael Prucker (@michaeljprucker) April 1, 2018
I don’t get what y’all are upset by. Chuck said regular days become “good” when people are selfless. Jesus was selfless on Good Friday. Chuck may not have meant it religiously, but it fits fine with faith and it works. Selflessness is “good”, or holy. Outrage unnecessary.
— Kristen (@KristenLintner) March 31, 2018
You’re minimizing the impact of Good Friday, but I see the moral of your statement.
— Rob Thompson (@RobberBaronBolt) March 30, 2018
But that minority was drowned out by the voices of many who were very clear about what the “good” in Good Friday really means.
You are right about doing good on any given day, but Good Friday is not about doing good Chuck.
— Donna Chrobak (@chrobak_donna) March 30, 2018
In the event you were uncertain about how dopey are the know-nothing sentimentalist DC press corps types presiding over our national policy discussions, I give you Chuck Todd. https://t.co/agsWeKMjgd
— Dan Proft (@DanProft) March 31, 2018
The entire point of “Good Friday” is that it’s solely about what Christ did. Not you.
— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) March 30, 2018
Are you really this ignorant? Or just looking for views?
— Adam Minter (@AdamMinter) April 1, 2018
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