John Cusack protests Fox News, supports Ground Zero Mosque

HollywoodNews.com: In a bold Tweet, actor John Cusack slammed Fox News Channel to his 209,000 followers on Sunday: “I am for a satanic death cult center at Fox News HQ and outside the offices of Dick Armey and Newt Gingrich — and all the GOP welfare freaks.”

Cusack’s all-capitals one-liner was in response to a follower’s query on whether the actor supported the controversial construction of the Ground Zero Mosque. The “Hot Tub Time Machine” actor is a strong supporter of the Mosque.

Jo Piazza, a Fox News website correspondent, blasted Cusack, accusing him of serial killer-like tendencies.

The article quoted various experts who warned that Cusack’s loose protest could cause trouble.

Dr. Carole Lieberman, a Beverly Hills-based psychiatrist and author of “Coping With Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted” exclaimed “His provocative tweets could easily incite a rabid fan to commit violent acts against Fox News Headquarters and others he names.”

Image consultant Michael Sands pointed out that “John Cusack is taking his fame too seriously. He is having delusions and his anger towards Fox News may get him arrested!”

Cooper Lawrence, the author of “Cult of Celebrity” told Fox 411: “The fear isn’t that a celebrity will influence someone to do something violent or out of character due to the sheer devotion to the celebrity, the fear is that someone who is already vulnerable, mentally disturbed, already considering something dangerous, may be encouraged to do so if it is advocated by their favorite star.”

Cusack isn’t the only celebrity to support the Ground Zero Mosque. Musician John Legend has lent his verbal support as well as Kirk Douglas who took to his MySpace page.

The Hollywood Reporter took the time to clarify that Cusack’s rant was in response to his support of the Mosque. Fox News Channel’s website did not mention this fact.

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2 Comments

  • September 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    Jo Piazza, Dr. Carole Lieberman, Cooper Lawrence and the other so called “experts” take Cusack to task because his comments could incite violence. What they fail to understand is that the Fake News Network (aka Fox News) incites violence every day. They regularly give air time to extremist nuts like Glen Beck, whose sole purpose is to incite hate and to obscure simple truth by forcefully and repeatedly telling lies or half truths. Cusack’s words may have been unjudicious, but he did it once in a moment of passion. Fox does it daily with cold premeditation. An actual expert in the field would recognize the distinction.

  • September 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    If the day should ever arrive that I need the opinion of John Cusack on ANY TOPIC, please load my gun and shoot me. John Cusack is a douche. Much like others in Hollywood, he actually believes people want to hear his opnion. Laughable. So funny that we enjoy “performers” and as a result, they get the misguided belief that we give a fat rat’s a** about what they think. Get over yourself John. Shut up and act.

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