During his recent welcome speech for the 2023 National Book Awards ceremony, actor LeVar Burton suggested to the crowd that he’d get physically violent with members of conservative group Moms for Liberty.
“Before we get going, are there any Moms for Liberty in the house?” Burton asked, according to video from Wednesday’s broadcast. “Moms for Liberty? No? Good! Then hands will not need to be thrown tonight.”
A number of folks in the audience — presumably consisting of individuals who wouldn’t tolerate a smidgen of violence against women — hooted, hollered, and clapped following Burton’s rather misogynistic declaration:
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Guess it’s all good as long as the correct women get beaten up, eh, LeVar?
What’s the background?
The Huffington Post detailed Burton’s “outspoken … disgust” for Moms for Liberty, and the left-wing outlet called the group “extremist” and said Moms for Liberty “has described itself as defending ‘parental rights’ in government while also seeking to have books removed from libraries. During last…
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