- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Actor William Shatner took to Twitter Wednesday morning and mused he’d be spending the day being trolled by “social justice warriors,” or SJWs — and they quickly proved him right.

The man who played Capt. James T. Kirk on the iconic “Star Trek” television program made his first tweet of the day this way in response to a fan’s question:


“Do SJWs ever explain the difference between their ‘social justice’ and Justice?” actor Adam Baldwin asked later.

“They don’t have the time. They are too busy frothing up each other to attack,” Mr. Shatner replied.

The actor then shared a string of angry responses to buttress his point. Some include:

  • Breeze: “How were you even a part of that show, which was built on social justice, and then tweet s-t like the s-t you’ve tweeted today?”
  • Azhara: “Get off the internet. Your sense of reality is clearly warped.”
  • Adriana: “When you were about to be cancelled, who do you think the people were that rallied to save the show?”
  • Chuck: “You know, it was the SJWs who were fans of Star Trek, a show whose very universe was built on the precepts of social justice.”

Mr. Shatner, a Canadian, has come under fire from some fans in recent months for his reluctance to criticize President Donald Trump. He told followers in July 2015 that he is “not political” and the original “Star Trek” was not a polemic. 

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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