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Tim Matheson, 73, is slammed on Twitter for mocking Melania Trump’s English

Hollywood actor Tim Matheson apologized on Friday for posting a tweet mocking former First Lady Melania Trump’s English-speaking skills.

The 73-year-old Matheson, who is finest recognized for enjoying the prankster Otter within the 1978 cult hit movie Animal House, was reacting to a information story on Twitter about Jill Biden, President Joe Biden’s spouse.

‘So great to have a First Lady with class and coronary heart. And, can converse English!’ Matheson wrote.



The swipe on the Slovenian-born ex-first woman’s English was met with harsh blowback on Twitter as indignant responders accused the actor of xenophobia.

Former First Lady Melania Trump

Actor Tim Matheson (seen left in June 2018) was accused of racism and xenophobia on Friday after he posted a tweet mocking former First Lady Melania Trump’s (seen proper on Wednesday) accent

‘So wonderful to have a First Lady with class and heart. And, can speak English!’ Matheson wrote

‘So great to have a First Lady with class and coronary heart. And, can converse English!’ Matheson wrote

Matheson was responding to a news story about First Lady Jill Biden (seen above visiting the Whitman  Walker Clinic in Washington, DC, on Friday to highlight support services for cancer patients and caregivers)

Matheson was responding to a information story about First Lady Jill Biden (seen above visiting the Whitman  Walker Clinic in Washington, DC, on Friday to focus on assist providers for most cancers sufferers and caregivers)

One Twitter person accused Matheson of tweeting ‘in poor style.’

‘Making enjoyable of immigrants is by no means in good style, particularly when mentioned immigrant has made it her mission to assimilate by studying English and embracing American tradition,’ one other Twitter person wrote.

Others hit again at Matheson, calling him a ‘D-list’ actor.

‘I’ve only one question,’ wrote one Twitter person. ‘Who is Tim Matheson?’

In response to the backlash ignited by his preliminary tweet, Matheson deleted the submit after which issued an apology.

‘This morning I made a hasty and silly joke in regards to the former First Lady,’ Matheson wrote.

‘It wasn’t humorous, and it was in poor style. It was regretful and humorless and I apologize.’

Last year, singer-actress Bette Midler apologized after upsetting a firestorm by additionally mocking the then-first woman’s accent.

One Twitter user accused Matheson of tweeting ‘in poor taste’

One Twitter person accused Matheson of tweeting ‘in poor style’

Others hit back at Matheson, calling him a ‘D-list’ actor

Others hit again at Matheson, calling him a ‘D-list’ actor

‘I have just one question,’ wrote one Twitter user. ‘Who is Tim Matheson?’

‘I’ve only one question,’ wrote one Twitter person. ‘Who is Tim Matheson?’

‘Making fun of immigrants is never in good taste, especially when said immigrant has made it her mission to assimilate by learning English and embracing American culture,’ another Twitter user wrote

‘Making enjoyable of immigrants is by no means in good style, particularly when mentioned immigrant has made it her mission to assimilate by studying English and embracing American tradition,’ one other Twitter person wrote

Midler mentioned she was ‘flawed’ to mock Trump in social media posts she shared whereas watching the Republican National Convention in August.

The award-winning performer, 74, sparked a furor by poking enjoyable on the then-first woman’s accent as she addressed the nation in a televised speech.

‘Oh, God. She nonetheless cannot converse English,’ Middler quipped on Twitter, after initially writing: ‘#BeBest is again! A UGE bore! She can converse a number of phrases in a number of languages. Get that unlawful alien off the stage!’

‘BeBest’ is a reference to the previous first woman’s anti-bullying marketing campaign, which was extensively mocked due to the truth that her husband, then-President Donald Trump, routinely belittled these with whom he disagreed.

Ater widespread backlash, the Beaches actress walked again her remarks, whereas stopping wanting issuing an apology to the ex-first woman herself.

‘Well, all hell has damaged unfastened as a result of I mentioned Melania ‘nonetheless cannot converse English’ final night time. I used to be flawed to make enjoyable of her accent. America is made up individuals who converse with every kind of accents, and they’re all welcomed all the time,’ Midler wrote on Twitter.

In response to the backlash ignited by his initial tweet, Matheson deleted the post and then issued an apology

In response to the backlash ignited by his preliminary tweet, Matheson deleted the submit after which issued an apology

Matheson is perhaps best known for his role as fraternity prankster Otter in the 1978 cult comedy classic Animal House. Matheson is seen right in the film alongside Verna Bloom

Matheson is maybe finest recognized for his function as fraternity prankster Otter within the 1978 cult comedy basic Animal House. Matheson is seen proper within the movie alongside Verna Bloom

Like Matheson, Midler was instantly branded a ‘racist’ and ‘xenophobe’.

Even fierce critics of Donald Trump mentioned Melania’s accent was not a ‘reliable purpose’ to criticize her.

Piers Morgan parodied Midler’s phrases by saying: ‘Oh, God. Bette Midler’s a racist.’

Republican Senate candidate Mark Curran was amongst those that referred to as the comment ‘xenophobic’, whereas CNN’s Kyle Feldscher labelled it ‘pathetic’.

‘One would suppose that somebody who has carried out in entrance of crowds her whole career can be impressed with somebody making a speech to hundreds of thousands of individuals in a tongue that is not her first language,’ Feldscher mentioned.

Conservative activist JD Rucker condemned Midler’s comment by saying: ‘Hollywood and the Democratic Party really hate America.

‘They hate patriots. They hate conservatives. But there’s one factor they hate greater than the rest.

‘They hate minorities and immigrants who don’t fall in step with their abusive ideology.’

Last year, another Hollywood celebrity, Bette Midler, drew fire for mocking Melania Trump's English

Last year, one other Hollywood superstar, Bette Midler, drew fireplace for mocking Melania Trump’s English

Midler said that Melania Trump 'can't speak English' while the then-first lady delivered her remarks during the Republican National Convention in August

Midler mentioned that Melania Trump ‘cannot converse English’ whereas the then-first woman delivered her remarks in the course of the Republican National Convention in August

After widespread backlash, the Beaches actress walked back her remarks, while stopping short of issuing an apology to the former first lady herself

After widespread backlash, the Beaches actress walked again her remarks, whereas stopping wanting issuing an apology to the previous first woman herself

Melania Trump (pictured during her speech on August 25, 2020) received a green card in March 2001 and became a US citizen in 2006 after immigrating from Slovenia

Melania Trump (pictured throughout her speech on August 25, 2020) obtained a inexperienced card in March 2001 and have become a US citizen in 2006 after immigrating from Slovenia

Melania, an immigrant from Slovenia, obtained a inexperienced card in March 2001 and have become a US citizen in 2006.

She has claimed by an lawyer that she first got here to the US from Slovenia on August 27, 1996, on a B1/B2 customer visa after which obtained an H-1B work visa on October 18, 1996.

In November 2016, it was discovered that Melania was paid for 10 modeling jobs within the United States price $20,056 that occurred within the seven weeks earlier than she had authorized permission to work within the nation.

The data was discovered from detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and associated paperwork from greater than 20 years in the past supplied to The Associated Press. 



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