On Saturday, another Hollywoodite catalyzed a Twitterfit.
X-Files star Gillian Anderson performed what turned out to be the unacceptable feat having something sort of nice to say about Margaret Thatcher — who she’s soon to play on Netflix series The Crown.
The show’s page posted a dastardly quote:
“I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of ‘The Crown’ and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman. Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable, but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era.”
Among some users, here’s how that went:
Feels like we don’t really need anyone falling in love with Margaret Thatcher at the moment, but okay! https://t.co/xtp4JdNSPq
— Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) September 7, 2019
So many conflicting emotions https://t.co/tJJPdoejG2
— Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) September 7, 2019
DON’T MAKE ME FANCY THATCHER https://t.co/4Smek9sZDE
— Mitch Benn🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@MitchBenn) September 7, 2019
People had some pretty harsh takes on Margaret; were they mistaking her for Donald Lucifer Trump?
the only way I ever want to see Thatcher tackled is physically back into her grave
— Séan Casey (@SleepHussy) September 7, 2019
If I were @GillianA, I would be very careful with my words about Margaret Thatcher. That woman established an era whose horrors we are still facing nowadays, and publicly supported the coup d'etat in Chile and a murderer and dictator like Pinochet. She was pure evil.
— There go her boots! (@EsasBotasdeLiv) September 7, 2019
Interesting to see how well she plays a really evil character…
— Scott Russell (@scottcrussell) September 7, 2019
Ding dong Thatcher's deed wicked Thatcher Thatcher's deed
— NDL Charva (@ElementC9) September 8, 2019
i’m so excited to get to the part where margaret thatcher dies
— speechie mcpeachie ☭ (@wcriverotter) September 7, 2019
Select tweeters remarked upon Margaret the Monster:
And perchance most acutely, what appears to be a millennial in Austin knows enough about both Thatcher and Ronald Reagan to confirm — they’re both burning in hell:
Did edit to the complicated/controls line from “current Hell resident and Ronald Reagan roommate Margaret Thatcher,” or has Gillian gone soft
— Bellshite (@boner_ghost) September 7, 2019
Perhaps what we can most take away from this is: Never run for a political office.
Aside from that, even for liberal Gillian Anderson — who once took a knee for the NFL…
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) September 26, 2017
…and definitely for Margaret Thatcher…the rage is out there.
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