Actor James Woods delivered a blistering response to Chelsea Clinton on social media Friday after the younger Clinton waded into the confederate monument controversy with a tweet about "lucifer" and churches.
Clinton invoked controversy on Thursday when she likened confederate statues to the celebration of "lucifer." Churches, Clinton noted, don't celebrate "lucifer" despite the figure being a part of the Christian tradition. Clinton was making the point that just because the confederacy is part of America's tradition, that doesn't mean it should be glorified with monuments.
What she said
"The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians' traditions. I've never been in a church with a Lucifer statue," Clinton wrote.
The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians' traditions. I've never been in a church with a Lucifer statue.— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton) 1503014729.0
The ensuing backlash
Like with many of her tweets, Clinton received a brutal response.
"But you left church when you were 6 because you supported abortion, remember?" wrote one person.
"Excellent point, Chelsea: really a fine point. No, no statues of Lucifer. No statues of Judas either," said another.
While one person noted that Clinton is wrong: "Wait most of the cathedrals in New York have at least one depiction of Lucifer. Just saying your brilliant though."
Woods with the knockout punch
Actor James Woods, known for being one of the few outspoken conservatives in Hollywood with unshakable values, added his own brutal response Friday evening.
"Check out the #rapist statue of your Dad. Trust me, he was Lucifer to the women he abused," Woods wrote.
Check out the #rapist statue of your Dad. Trust me, he was Lucifer to the women he abused. https://t.co/IkF1brxsQe— James Woods (@James Woods) 1503091881.0
Woods was referring to the allegations waged against former President Bill Clinton, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, by a number of different women. There is a statue of Clinton in South Dakota that one of Clinton's rape accusers, Juanita Broaddrick, said recently she would like to destroy.