Sarah Silverman in trouble again! This time, she posted a controversial tweet about ‘rape prevention tips’ that made her fans OUTRAGED! But most of those demanding her to apologize — were men!
Sarah Silverman, 44, is no stranger to controversy. In fact, we can often count on Wreck-It Ralph star to say something shocking or scandalous during her comedy act. And that goes double for when she’s on Twitter! But this might be a case of unintentional controversy thanks to a Twitter post that got a lot her followers fuming! Sarah tweeted a list about rape prevention and she got some major backlash from a lot of her male fans!
Sarah Silverman’s ‘Rape Prevention’ Tweet Enrages Male Fans
Sarah retweeted a list of “Ten Rape Prevention Tips” on Mar.21, saying “These are great- send to all the men in ur life.” The tips included “Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks” and “When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.” It was a satirical take on lists often given to women – lists like “How To Avoid Getting Rape.” Instead of advising how women could avoid being raped, it advocated how men could take responsibility in preventing sexual assault on women by simply not committing sexual assault on women.
It was originally tweeted by user Karla (@Texpatriate) who explained in a blog post that she had posted the image with a different caption – “10 Rape Prevention Tips. (not what you expect)” – and tagged Lizz Winstead, noted feminist and co-Creator of The Daily Show. Lizz retweeted the image, which led Sarah to retweet it.
And when she did, she set off a firestorm of angry reactions, as many of her male fans found her tweet, specifically the “send to all the men in ur life” instruction, incredibly offensive! Fans retaliated against Sarah by accusing her of insinuating that all men think about rape all the time.
@dezzyboe yeah it's extremely offensive. It implies that it's common for men to think about ways to rape girls, when that's nonsense
— Zac Lee (@Zaclee_nyc) March 21, 2015
— Paul Jukes (@StumpsMonkey) March 21, 2015
— KC (@marxuquera) March 21, 2015
— Mac (@Berkshire_Bok) March 21, 2015
And it only got uglier from there, as many of Sarah’s fans got into heated arguments over the nature of the list. But Sarah did strike a chord with some of her followers who applauded her for her message.
— Got it Memorized? (@BrendanJ466) March 21, 2015
— Robert Inonanob (@RobertInonanob) March 21, 2015
— Richard LaRue (@richard_larue) March 24, 2015
So what do you think about Sarah’s tweet, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with the sentiment or should she apologize?
— Jason Brow