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.
@Rschooley It's awful & great that political celebrity death matches in America are like, Ben Stein (oh, you're still alive?) vs Beyoncé.— Ian Wallace (@Ian Wallace)1505607745.0
@Rschooley All I need Ben Stein to lecture me on is Smoot-Hawley. https://t.co/c1KYmglsLy— Jason Hentrich (@Jason Hentrich)1505607593.0
@every_villain Ben Stein could use a little Beyonce in his life, I'm just throwing it out there— Sarah McQuade (@Sarah McQuade)1505607588.0
So Ben Stein, what have you done to help those suffering? I doubt you visited Houston, donated a 7-figure check, an… https://t.co/r8m9XcLQze— SUJ 😷 (@SUJ 😷)1505607228.0
In honor of this inane Ben Stein quote, here is a brief email conversation he and I had after he wrote some horrifi… https://t.co/YZI21GsR25— datageneral (@datageneral)1505606943.0
@Rschooley We need Ben Stein?— Matt Binkowski (@Matt Binkowski)1505606790.0
@Rschooley 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.— Snarkar😷ni™ (@Snarkar😷ni™)1505605363.0
So what, we need the F-list celeb from a 30-year-old movie to lecture us on it instead? FOH with your voodoo climat… https://t.co/MHTDALTaEA— Will (@Will)1505606090.0
No one needs Ben Stein's lecturing. Ferris Bueller knew it, and skipped his class for a reason. https://t.co/7caqu0q6R5— RegSauSau (@RegSauSau)1505606058.0