This week, Twitter announced that it banned a number of alt-right and white supremacist accounts due to their offensiveness and habit of spewing racist propaganda.
Conservative actor James Wood announced on Thursday night that he is deleting his account to protest the “censorship” of conservative voices on the social medium.
“Since Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech. #GoodbyeAll,” wrote Woods.
Deadspin noted that Woods is “apparently confused about the fact that free speech laws don’t apply to private companies that run services like Twitter.”
Twitter users responded with a mixture of scorn and pity and, of course, big doses of snark.
— Dr. Jane S (@StweetyJesus) November 18, 2016
— Brian Foley (@brianfoley81) November 18, 2016
James Woods is complaining like he’s paying to use Twitter. Shut up. Your last name is dumb. You’re not even a bunch of trees.
— Delancey (@DullAntsy) November 18, 2016
Man, Twitter James Woods is really ruining my image of Simpsons James Woods.
— Samantha Brasil (@samanthadjb) November 18, 2016
@RealJamesWoods You fucking cokehead.
— Justin Colucci (@justinmcolucci) November 18, 2016
— Miguel Hancho (@CarterTheKid7) November 18, 2016
— Liberal Elitist (@phubar) November 18, 2016
Siri, who tf was James Woods https://t.co/SvFextYaHy
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) November 18, 2016
— ✒Dawnws💻 (@scifidawn) November 18, 2016
— Chris Davis (@Cee4our) November 18, 2016