The actor attempted to lecture Congressman John Lewis on civil rights practices, and people made hilarious memes about his comments.
During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ex-Saturday Night Live comic Rob Schneider tried to lecture Congressman John Lewis on how to approach civil rights issues.
Rep. Lewis. You are a great person. But Dr. King didn't give in to his anger or his hurt. That is how he accomplished & won Civil Rights.— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) January 16, 2017
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Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
However, people on social media questioned Schneider’s relevancy (and authority to even comment on the subject) and many immediately criticized him for his remarks.
*sees Rob Schneider trending*— #MamoudouNDiaye ✊🏾 (@MamoudouNDiaye) January 16, 2017
RIP Rob Schneider
*reads that he's alive and whitesplaining civil rights to John Lewis*
RIP Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider is going to perform a scene from SELMA for the inauguration— Langston Kerman (@LangstonKerman) January 16, 2017
When I saw that Rob Schneider was trending I thought the absolute worst. I thought he was making another movie.— Ham on Wry (@realHamOnWry) January 16, 2017
The actor, who stars in films like Deuce Bigalow, The Hot Chick, 50 First Dates and The Animal, sent his commentary as an echo to the attack on Lewis, which was tweeted by President-elect Donald Trump just a few days before the federal holiday.
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