James Woods Banned From Twitter for Quoting Famous American Poet

By Tiffany Meier

Actor and outspoken conservative James Woods is still locked out of his Twitter account, over a week after being suspended for “abusive behavior” by paraphrasing American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Following the Mueller report, which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Woods posted a tweet that read, “If you try to kill the King, you best not miss” #HangThemAll,” which is a variation of a phrase originating from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The phrase has also been used in several movies and TV shows, such as the hit HBO drama series “The Wire.” However, Twitter found the message offensive and consequently banned Woods.

Woods’s girlfriend, Sara Miller, announced the suspension on her Twitter account, along with the message Twitter sent Woods.

Miller wrote, “Of course Twitter doesn’t inform his followers. @RealJamesWoods has received the following email:

“You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice,” Twitter’s message stated.

However, despite the slew of assassination threats against President Donald Trump, Twitter only seems to ban conservatives.

When several verified notable accounts wrote violent threats and called for the doxxing of the Covington high school students, Twitter sat by and did nothing, according to Breitbart.

Comedian and former CNN host Kathy Griffith publicly called for the doxxing of the students, who are all minors.

Last year Woods was suspended after he made a remark about a faux meme, which he acknowledged was probably fake.

The tweet featured a fake meme claiming a Democratic organization was encouraging men to skip out on voting in the upcoming midterm elections in support of feminism.

“Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real. Not likely, but in this day and age of absolute liberal insanity, it is at least possible …” Woods captioned a meme.

“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 Associated Press in relation to his initial suspension.

“Because now, having your voice smothered is much more disturbing than having your vocal cords 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,” he continued.

Woods also alleged the reason he was suspended, while others who shared the same meme weren’t, was because of his massive following of 2 million people.

“I wish this were about an unknown Twitter user so that I could be even more passionate about it,” Woods added. “This is not about a celebrity being muzzled. This is about an American being silenced—one tweet at a time.”

Currently, fans of Woods are urging Twitter to “free” the actor from Twitter jail with the hashtag #FreeJamesWoods.

Woods has starred in such films as “Hercules,” “Once Upon A Time in America,” and “Videodrome,” as well as TV shows such as “Family Guy” and “Shark.”

One person wrote, “Day 5 Update: Our friend @RealJamesWoods (over 2 MILLION followers) has been unfairly suspended from Twitter AGAIN. Madonna tweeted about blowing up the White House. Peter Fonda tweeted about having Barron Trump raped by pedophiles. Libs are never suspended.”

He also shared a cartoon of Woods in his “Twitter Jail” while Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has a speech bubble with the words: “That’ll teach you alphas not to make fun of the betas!” while sporting an “I love soy” T-shirt.

Meanwhile, another person wrote on Twitter, “One of our great Conservative voices @RealJamesWoods is in Twitter jail for his conservative views. Absolutely insane!!! Retweet and the word out. Bring James back!!!!!!!”

“Still waiting, @Twitter and @Jack,” another wrote. “RealJamesWoods helped a suicidal follower for days, got the man the help he needed with fellow Tweeters, and you’ve banned him? Stop the #Censorship. #FreeJamesWoods #FreeJamesWoodsNow.”