"Star Trek" star George Takei was strongly rebuked on Twitter Saturday after he claimed that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) received some sort of social justice at the hands of the universe when he was shot earlier this week.
In the tweet, Takei also labeled Scalise "bigoted" and "homophobic."
"The universe doesn't joke around. The officer who saved bigoted, homophobic Rep. Steve Scalise during baseball practice was a black lesbian," Takei wrote.
The universe doesn't joke around. The officer who saved bigoted, homophobic Rep. Steve Scalise during baseball practice was a black lesbian.— George Takei (@George Takei) 1497707242.0
Takei's implication, of course, is that because Scalise is a Republican and supports traditional marriage between a man and woman he somehow deserved being shot just to be saved by a person who is both black and lesbian.
Takei was referring to Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner.
The tweet was penned Saturday morning as Scalise remains in the hospital after nearly dying from a gunshot wound sustained when a lone gunman opened fire on a group of Republican congressmen practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.
But Takei didn't end his hateful political rhetoric there. In a follow up tweet, he also bashed Scalise for "espousing" traditional values on his congressional website:
And yet his website still espouses "Family Values" and protecting the "Sanctity of Marriage." pic.twitter.com/4XkgK0slvv— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei)June 17, 2017
Takei was almost universally condemned for his tweets Saturday, with some people pointing out that it was a Bernie Sanders supporter who shot Scalise, turning Takei's "universe justice" narrative upside down.
You mean the one shot by a Bernie supporter?— just alan (@anythingbutdem) June 17, 2017
That homophobic bigot who has entrusted his life to her for years, and was saved by her without thinking twice https://t.co/fSi9UblKal— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller) 1497707855.0
Pathetic attempt to make people forget that leftists like you are whipping people up in making lists of conservativ… https://t.co/oga6pOvAeE— Cameron Gray (@Cameron Gray) 1497709754.0
No George, she was a competent police officer😊. Any categorising is an insult no matter where it comes from.— Ria Greeff (@miriagold) June 17, 2017
George doesn't realize how demeaning this is. She is a person with a name and family. He's reduced her simply to a… https://t.co/aWQLcFd4Js— Matthew Salzwedel (@Matthew Salzwedel) 1497707907.0
How about we just credit the officer for her courage instead of worrying so profusely about labels? https://t.co/WmAzPrbszZ— Michael Freeman (@Michael Freeman) 1497708302.0
What do you call a hate filled gay man??— Hillaryous Clinton ™ (@AuntieRiight) June 17, 2017
You do know the black lesbian police officer was shot by a Bernie Sanders fan right? Right....— MammaMia! 🇺🇸👌🏾 (@Dima_Tology) June 17, 2017
That black lesbian was almost killed by a white, leftist Bernie-supporting psychopath. The universe is so strange.— dr. yvette (@_CosmicGirl) June 17, 2017
So a raving left wing lunatic shot 2 black cops, one of which was gay. Thanks George. I get it.— The Brain (@Glade8r007) June 17, 2017
I bet you don't even know her name, do you? "Black Lesbian" is all you care about.— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) June 17, 2017
That's the problem George, you look at her and see "black lesbian", I look at her and just see a hero.— Dan (@goBlu3221) June 17, 2017