Breaking news from Hollywood! Sen. Chuck Schumer cast in lead role for remake of "Boys Don't Cry."— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 5, 2017
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, failed Presidential candidate and all-around scumbag, tried coming for Senator Chuck Schumer last night on Twitter. Schumer was seen several days ago teary-eyed talking about how cruel Trump's Muslim ban was. Since real men don't cry~~, Huckabee decided a trans joke based on Boys Don't Cry was appropriate. (For those who don't recall, the 1999 film is about the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a trans man who was murdered for being trans.)
Celebs were quick to tear him apart:
This took him 4 days AND somehow manages to mock both Holocaust victims AND a person murdered for being transgender. https://t.co/4gBY0J0IXt— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 5, 2017
His family was murdered in the Holocaust. That's a movie about killing a transgender boy. You nailed this joke. https://t.co/ayRqrmcATr— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 5, 2017
@GovMikeHuckabee Nice. Cracker asshole.— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) February 5, 2017
Throwing it back in his face, comedian Camerson Esposito began raising money for Trans Life Line:
Huckabee has yet to apologize (nor will he) and has instead taking to Twitter to talk about cheese curds.