Oscar-nominated screenwriter Terry Rossio was blasted on Twitter for using the N-word. In a tweet, Rossio said that anti-vax and the N-word had a similar meaning.
Rossio is known for writing hit movies such as Shrek, Aladdin, and the Pirates of the Caribbean. Rossio, an anti-vax activist who made a film connecting vaccines with autism, tweeted that “Anti-Vax is equivalent to calling someone a n—er and makes as little sense.”
“My heart goes out to all the parents of vaccine damaged children, who have to not only endure the sadness of their loss, but also the vitriol of ill-informed and insensitive people (such as those here). Anti-Vax is equivalent to calling someone a n—er and makes as little sense,” Rossio wrote.
Twitter users said they lost their respect for Rossio.
@TerryRossio @erikburnham @TheJulieBenson God, this is such a good point. I remember how American founders and citi… https://t.co/NUO1hpldrg— Jeff Grubb (@Jeff Grubb)1543012018.0
@TerryRossio @erikburnham @TheJulieBenson There is no equivalent to the n word. None. Not in this country.— Dr. Cara Berg Powers, EdD (@Dr. Cara Berg Powers, EdD)1543012108.0
@TerryRossio There's so much wrong with that it's hard to know where to start, but I'll try. 1) Don't compare the… https://t.co/aOSHN2AHjF— Funaria #redforkashmir (@Funaria #redforkashmir)1543013091.0
@TerryRossio No, that is not an equivalent to the racial slur.— Your Dad On The Internet 🏳️⚧️ 🏳️🌈 (@Your Dad On The Internet 🏳️⚧️ 🏳️🌈)1543012405.0
@TerryRossio https://t.co/8uWv4om0cb— Sam Winchesters wig (@Sam Winchesters wig)1543013766.0
@TerryRossio @erikburnham @TheJulieBenson Mate, I’m gonna be honest. I just want to see if you use the “Roseanne De… https://t.co/TVjANUMNnQ— Leslie Byron Pitt (@Leslie Byron Pitt)1543014832.0
The Wrap reached out to Disney for comment and has not gotten a response.