‘You’re still alive?’: Ben Stein gets torched online for trashing Houston-born Beyonce’s Harvey message
This week, pop icon Beyoncé Knowles added her voice to those calling for attention to climate change in the wake of two huge hurricanes that struck the United States, including the cataclysmic flooding that struck Houston, TX — the city where she was born.
“The effects of climate change are playing out around the world every day,” she said. “Just this past week, you’ve seen devastation from the monsoon in India, an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, and two catastrophic hurricanes. We have to be prepared for what comes next.”
Former “Win Ben Stein’s Money” host and ex-aide to President Richard Nixon Ben Stein appeared on Fox News on Saturday to attack the former Destiny’s Child front-woman for being a celebrity dabbling in politics.
“We don’t need Beyoncé lecturing us on climate change,” Stein fumed. “We don’t need Beyoncé lecturing us on racism.”
Stein — a former actor and, arguably, a kind of celebrity — went on to opine that Trump is “the least racist president ever,” showing that he can dabble in politics with the best.
Twitter let him have it.
It's awful & great that political celebrity death matches in America are like, Ben Stein (oh, you're still alive?) vs Beyoncé.
— Ian Wallace (@IWWWallace) September 17, 2017
All I need Ben Stein to lecture me on is Smoot-Hawley. pic.twitter.com/c1KYmglsLy
— Jason Hentrich (@jasonhentrich) September 17, 2017
Ben Stein could use a little Beyonce in his life, I'm just throwing it out there
— Sarah McQuade (@sarahwhelmed) September 17, 2017
— Doug Wicks (@wicksdoug) September 17, 2017
We don't need Ben Stein lect-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz😴
— Saoirse Bee (@SaoirseBee) September 17, 2017
So Ben Stein, what have you done to help those suffering? I doubt you visited Houston, donated a 7-figure check, and were welcomed. ♂️ https://t.co/YPCiCfEq0j
— SUJ ⚖️ (@SujOfficial) September 17, 2017
In honor of this inane Ben Stein quote, here is a brief email conversation he and I had after he wrote some horrific op-ed in 2008. pic.twitter.com/NJL2a5gRxV
— Ben Tausig (@datageneral) September 17, 2017
We need Ben Stein?
— Matt Binkowski (@mbinkowski) September 17, 2017
He is as big a pill IRL as you'd think. He sued my ad agency claiming HE "invented" the idea of a boring teacher in a classroom.
— Snarkarni™ ♿ (@Snarkaroni) September 16, 2017
So what, we need the F-list celeb from a 30-year-old movie to lecture us on it instead? FOH with your voodoo climatology, Ben Stein. https://t.co/5ohDlFOZWb
— BoozWilliamHamilton (@WCHamilton) September 16, 2017
No one needs Ben Stein's lecturing. Ferris Bueller knew it, and skipped his class for a reason. https://t.co/7caqu0q6R5
— RegFtblFan (@RegNFLFan) September 16, 2017
Ben Stein been cancelled, next caller! https://t.co/DM2YJ23Th4
— Thottie Pippen (@infamousRIOT) September 16, 2017
Ben Stein loved Nixon … Cried when the criminal left office… No wonder he's in denial about Trump
— Saturday (@DayJreamer) September 16, 2017