Last week, James Woods got “suspended” from Twitter. With a little help from his significant other, Sara Miller, we find out why.
This is the tweet @RealJamesWoods was locked for.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if the “Streisand Effect” kicked in and it was retweeted 10,000 times?
— Sara Miller (@Millerita) September 21, 2018
The powers that be at Twitter told Woods that the suspension would be lifted if he would but just delete the tweet. They claim he is trying to influence an election or something.
Well, yeah, but so is Twitter if they are not allowing all sides to present their arguments, something Woods pointed out when he reacted to the suspension.
Woods told the Associated Press on Sunday that he will not delete the tweet, saying, “Free speech is free speech — it’s not Jack Dorsey’s version of free speech.”
“The irony is, Twitter accused me of affecting the political process, when in fact, their banning of me is the truly egregious interference,” Woods told the AP. “Because now, having your voice smothered is much more disturbing than having your vocal chords slit. If you want to kill my free speech, man up and slit my throat with a knife, don’t smother me with a pillow.”
“I wish this were about an unknown Twitter user so that I could be even more passionate about it,” Woods continued. “This is not about a celebrity being muzzled. This is about an American being silenced — one tweet at a time.”
Actually, Woods being a celebrity is great for the free speech issue when it comes to social media’s suppression of it. He isn’t just a nameless, faceless deplorable. He’s a very prominent one, and if his voice is silenced, what’s to stop the social media gods from doing the same to the rest of us.
In a letter to the Twitter-verse posted by Sara Miller, Woods expressed the thought that the Jack Dorseys of the world is one step closer to the Nirvana they crave.
For those asking, Jimmy sent out this email to his friends today. He hasn’t made any press statements, this expresses his feelings on the matter. #FreeJamesWoods @RealJamesWoods pic.twitter.com/6y1kvKhgVX
— Sara Miller (@Millerita) September 23, 2018
So far, Twitter is not commenting on this entire affair.