Dear social justice warriors: Hollywood may love you, but you best not mess with William Shatner

Dear social justice warriors: Hollywood may love you, but you best not mess with William Shatner
Actor William Shatner, the original Captain James T. Kirk of the "Star Trek" franchise, keeps proving why liberals and social justice warriors shouldn't mess with him. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

A long list of “Star Trek” cast members past and present — including actors from the original series, George Takei (Sulu) and Walter Koenig (Chekov) — signed an open letter last year endorsing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president. But one prominent individual was missing from the group.

It was none other than the original Captain James T. Kirk himself, Canadian actor William Shatner.

And his response when asked about his conspicuous absence from among the letter’s signatories?

“I didn’t do that. I would never have done that,” he told The Daily Beast in May, adding that “…I don’t want to discuss [President Donald] Trump or [George] Takei. Listen, I’m Canadian and I’m apolitical. I love America. I consider myself a guest here. I won’t do anything that might get me deported.”

Still The Daily Beast noted a Shatner tweet the day after Trump’s win that seemingly contradicted his lack of political leanings —

— except the actor actually was referring a change in the presentation of Toblerone’s chocolate.

Anyway.

Shatner doesn’t appear to be slowing down — either in terms of working (he has a Christmas album coming out soon) or standing against the left-wing Hollywood tide.

Take his Wednesday Twitter sparring as an example. Shatner was asked what he might be doing for the day, and he replied: “Tweet Hello. Have SJWs get offended by figuring some obtuse way to define it. Spend my day telling them off. You know, just a typical day.”

One Twitter user — tongue apparently in cheek — jumped on that and noted: “The term SJW is offensive to social people, people who believe in justice and actual warriors. I’m sure you can think of a better word.”

Shatner had more shots in his phaser, though:

https://twitter.com/WilliamShatner/status/890204290991611906

Even fellow actor Adam Baldwin got in on the fun when he asked Shatner — in a now-deleted tweet — if social justice warriors “ever explain the difference between their ‘social justice’ and Justice?”

Shatner was all over it:

It appears quite a few left-leaning folks tried besting Shatner with their snark weaponry, but they just kept falling in droves:

Image source: Twitter
Image source: Twitter screenshot
Image source: Twitter
Image source: Twitter screenshot
Image source: Twitter
Image source: Twitter screenshot

As Kirk once famously remarked: “Sorry about your crew, but as we say on Earth, C’est la vie.”

(H/T: The Daily Caller)

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