James Woods Responds to Twitter Ban in New Statement: Report

By Tiffany Meier

Actor and outspoken conservative James Woods will no longer be using Twitter after he was suspended for paraphrasing famous American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The 74-year-old told The Daily Wire, “Twitter demanded that I rescind my tweet paraphrasing Emerson. It now seems they have chosen to delete that tweet from my account without my permission.”

He added, “Until free speech is allowed on Twitter, I will not be permitted to participate in our democracy with my voice. As long as Jack Dorsey remains the coward he seems to be, my Twitter days are in the past.”

As for the tweet in question, after the Mueller report found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Woods wrote on Twitter, “If you try to kill the King, you best not miss” #HangThemAll,” which originates from Emerson and has been used in several movies and TV shows, such as the hit HBO drama series “The Wire.”

Woods’s girlfriend, Sara Miller, announced the suspension of 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.

The last tweet on Woods’s account is from April 19.

Following his Twitter lockout, Woods received a slew of support from fans as well as the president.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on May 4 and wrote, “How can it be possible that James Woods (and many others), a strong but responsible Conservative Voice, is banned from Twitter? Social Media & Fake News Media, together with their partner, the Democrat Party, have no idea the problems they are causing for themselves. VERY UNFAIR!”

Donald Trump Jr. also took to Twitter following the crackdown on conservatives.

“It’s interesting how @twitter and @facebook both seem more concerned with silencing nonviolent people who hold political opinions they disagree with, than violent terrorist organizations and the people that support them,” he wrote on Twitter, adding, “Is @RealJamesWoods really more ‘dangerous’ than Hamas?”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also wrote on Twitter following James Woods’s lockout.

“How is it that @RealJamesWoods is currently being banned on Twitter, but @JimCarrey is not? It’s certainly not any standard based on ‘hate.'” he wrote. “Carrey’s latest Twitter ‘art’ shows Bill Barr drowning in a sea of vomit. @Jack – how ‘bout we let everybody speak and the People decide?”

And fans wrote on Twitter urging the company to stop the ban.

One person wrote, “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. @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” another wrote.

Recently, President Donald Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House, where they discussed the conservative censorship on social media. President Donald Trump described it as a “great meeting.”

Woods has starred in such films as “Hercules” (1997), “Once Upon A Time in America” (1984) and “Videodrome” (1983), as well as TV shows such as “Family Guy” (2005-2016), and “Shark” (2006-2008),  according to IMDb.