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James Woods Accused Of Homophobic Tweet

| by David Bonner

Actor James Woods is being accused of homophobia following a tweet aimed at CNN journalist Anderson Cooper.

Woods posted the tweet during Cooper's May 12 interview with adviser to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, reports the Daily Mail.

Cooper was questioning Conway about Trump's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, and when Conway veered off topic and started talking about the how she correctly predicted Trump would win Michigan during the his presidential campaign, Cooper rolled his eyes.

The facial expression caused Woods to tweet: "As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast."  

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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton interpreted that as being a homophobic reference, as did numerous other social media users.  As one former fan put it: "So the real James Woods is a homophobe. Good to know."

Woods responded to the negative criticism the following day. "The scariest thing for #liberals when they have a hissy fit is that moment when nobody cares," he tweeted. "For the record I couldn't care less."

Cooper's interview with Conway did have moments of substance when Conway responded to the speculation that the firing of Comey was related to the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election.

"This has nothing to do with Russia," she told Cooper. "Somebody must be getting $50 every time [Russia] is said on TV ... [This] has everything to do with whether the current FBI director has the president's confidence and can faithfully execute his duties."

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At one point, Cooper reminded her that Trump had previously praised Comey regarding his decision, only a few days before the election, to reopen the FBI's investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's use of an unsecured email account when she served as secretary of state -- a decision which many think cost her the election.

As recently as May 2, Trump tweeted: "FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! The phony ... Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election."

Conway sarcastically thanked Cooper for "the trip down memory lane," and again addressed the Comey firing. "Here's what happened today ... as president of the United States, [Trump] needs confidence in his FBI director, and he didn't have it."

As for Woods, in recent years he has been an outspoken supporter of Trump, the Second Amendment and various other conservative issues. He often takes to Twitter to express his opinions, notes CNS News. In 2015, he referred to Clinton's email account as "the greatest scandal since Watergate."

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN, CNS News / Photo credit: Glenn Francis/Wikimedia Commons

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