Starring Rob Schneider speaks on stage at The Golden Screen Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, November 3, 2016.
Rob Schneider finally, something more offensive to the public than “Deuce Bigalow.”
The comedian is under fire for tweeting Rep. John Lewis about his protest against Donald Trump’s presidency. Lewis, Georgia Democrat and legendary civil rights activist, said he refuses to attend Trump’s inauguration and said, “Meet the Press” that the former reality star is not a “legitimate president.”
“Rep. Lewis,” Schneider, 53, tweeted on Monday which was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “You’re a great person. But Dr. King not to give in to his anger or his hurt. That is how he completed and won Civil Rights.”
Supporters of Lewis, 76, quickly sniped back with Schneider on Twitter.
“You can call on for creating The Hot Chick, but not, perhaps, explain the fight for civil rights for people who are actually in the” one user wrote. Another bite, “Take heed, @repjohnlewis. If there is someone still alive who would know what Dr. King was really nice, it is @robschneider.”
Schneider does not directly respond to his critics, but posted a quote from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, that read, ” Patriotism is a love for the country. But you can’t love your country without loving your fellow countrymen and countrywomen. We don’t always agree, but we need to empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges over our differences, to strive for the general well-being.”
The “Hot Chick” star added: “Now is a good time to the love of your countrymen and countrywomen.”
This article originally appeared on Page Six.