Stephen King Upsets Fans With Trump Tweet About Suicide
On Tuesday, bestselling author Stephen King tweeted he was blocked from following President Trump on Twitter, in a message many are calling insensitive.
“Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself,” King posted.
Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2017
Twitter was swift to reply to King’s tweet, with many people noting the author’s poor choice of words.
— Dorothy Paugh (@Dodie609) June 13, 2017
I hate trump much as the next guy, jokes about suicide = not cool! Those who struggle daily with thoughts of suicide need #supportnotstigma
— Jennifer Collins (@JennCollins14) June 13, 2017
I get your point but in the future please don’t joke about suicide I have been there & it’s nothing to joke about, it also makes light of it
— Charlotte (@CBAlways41319) June 13, 2017
Joke about suicide? Thanks for undermining a serious problem in our country
— waveform55 (@aggiejammer08) June 13, 2017
Suicide is not a funny topic Mr. King.
— Belinda Deane (@BelindaBee13) June 13, 2017
Shame on @StephenKing suicide is no joking matter regardless of the point you’re trying to make.
— Norma Parker (@NParker499) June 13, 2017
bah, I’ve seen that Stephen King suicide tweet twice now and it bothers me and I’m not even triggered by suicide.
— liz, undead cyclist (@shyest_king) June 13, 2017
King has not addressed the controversy his tweets have caused.
It’s not the first time the author has been critical of the President, nor is it the first time he’s posted a questionable mental health-related tweet. In May, King, who holds no mental health qualifications, tweeted that Trump is a “textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder.”
Trump’s tweets in his first hundred days draw a pretty clear portrait: he’s an almost textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 4, 2017
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