Vince Vaughn is no stranger to controversy, but he came under fire like never before after he was seen with President Donald Trump.
On Jan. 13, Vaughn was spotted talking to and shaking hands with the president, triggering immediate and widespread criticism. Some fans view his encounter with Trump as a betrayal and say that Vaughn is now “canceled.”
Vince Vaughn at an event | Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagicMore on what happened between Vince Vaughn and President Donald Trump
On Jan. 13, Vaughn and Trump sat together at the 2020 College Football National Championship game between the LSU Tigers and Clemson Tigers. They were also joined by first lady Melania Trump, who sat in between the two men.
In a video posted to Twitter by journalist Timothy Burke, Vaughn and Trump can be seen engaging in a friendly conversation before shaking hands. As the conversation comes to a close, Trump is shown giving Vaughn a loving pat on his hand.
“I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it,” Burke captioned the video.
I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it. pic.twitter.com/ELMbDHZbZq
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 14, 2020Twitter reacts to Vince Vaughn and President Donald Trump’s interaction
Some Twitter users believe that Vaughn should have used the moment to take a stand against Trump, who has been deemed a racist, xenophobe, misogynist, and more. They didn’t hesitate to share their feelings and quickly called out the Dodgeball actor.
“Vince Vaughn had the chance to stand up to a rapist, traitor, and child murderer, and instead he enthusiastically shook Donald Trump’s hand. F*ck em both,” one person tweeted.
“Ladies & gentlemen, I regret to inform you Vince Vaughn is CANCELED,” commented another.
Someone else noted that they weren’t “angry about Vince Vaughn, just profoundly disappointed.” The fan continued, “And I want nothing more to do with him. Once upon a time I found him quite entertaining. Not anymore.”
Vince Vaughn on the red carpet | Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
Others, however, swept to Vaughn’s defense, with one person tweeting: “If anyone is mad at Vince Vaughn for having a conversation with the President at a sporting event last night, they are the problem. Civility is something that needs to come back in America. …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet