Actress Jamie Lee Curtis got a ton of backlash on twitter after saying that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “suffered” when he was killed on Sunday.
Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted a reaction to the president’s speech on Twitter and suggested that al-Baghdadi was “blown up” and was suffering like “all living things” do.
President Donald Trump called al-Baghdadi a “dog” and “coward” on Sunday in his announcement on the death.
“A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, has violently been eliminated,” the president proclaimed. “He will never again harm another innocent man, woman or child. He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.”
The tweet got thousands of reactions slamming Curtis for sympathizing with the terrorist. She deleted the tweet and instead tweeted praise of the military and law enforcement.
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People were not kind to Curtis.
“Tell that to the parents of 26 year old Kayla Mueller American aid work captured by Baghdadi and made her his sex slave, I’m sure no Romeo! Or the others he burned, behead or tortured. Baghdadi wasn’t a living thing, he was a monster. Syria and Iraq isn’t Hollywood!” said Debbie Aldrich.
Even Jason Knight, a County Commissioner in Montgomery County, TN got in on the action, saying, “goodness sake he was a (terrorrist) a monster and an enemy to our way of life what about that did you not get?”
“Find it kind of hard to be concerned about how much Baghdadi might have suffered when he died, when you consider how much suffering he caused when he was living,” said John Belts.
“It’s political gold that the left is defending a man who chopped the heads off of and stoned to death gay people. Bravo.”
Washington Post columnist Max Boot tried to criticizing Trump too calling al-Baghdadi a “coward.”
“A president who has never heard a shot fired in anger reveled in Baghdadi’s last moments, even claiming ‘he died like a coward… whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.’ Trump could not possibly have heard “whimpering and crying” on the overhead imagery because there was no audio,” Boot wrote in an opinion piece. “The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was, in any case, contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured, he blew himself up.”
Boot acknowledged that the “coward” line was removed from the piece for because it wrongly gave the “impression that I considered Baghdadi courageous. As I wrote Sun: Baghdadi was ‘a sick and depraved man.'”