Mr. T has emotional meltdown on Twitter over Texas shooting
On a Sunday morning in small town Texas, a 26-year-old man drove to the gas station. He parked his vehicle and got out, wearing tactical gear, a ballistic vest and a black ski mask. Then he pulled out a semi-automatic rifle, walked to the First Baptist Church across the street, and opened fire. Inside the church, worshippers were attending their regular Sunday service. He walked inside, yelled "Everybody dies, motherf***ers" and shot 450 rounds at people in their pews. 20 were injured. 26 were killed. The ages of the victims ranged from 17 months to 72 years old. One was a pregnant woman.
It's a tragedy that seems to happen every week in the United States. Sometimes the shooting's at a church; sometimes it's at a country music concert; sometimes it's at an elementary school. Every time, we're shocked, we mourn, and the politicians do nothing, caring more about filling their pockets with money from the irrational gun lobby then passing basic common sense gun control laws like every other civilized country. In response to all this, we feel a profound sadness that can best be expressed by one person: Mr. T.
Everybody loves Mr. T. He played Clubber Lang in Rocky III, spouting his famous catchphrase, "I pity the fool!" On The A-Team, he became a household name, kicking ass as Sergeant B.A. Baracus. At the first Wrestlemania, he was in the main event, tag-teaming with Hulk Hogan to take on "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. But even if you haven't seen any of those projects, you still recognize him for gold jewelry, African Mandinka warrior hairstyle, and infectious energy.
Since the 80's, Mr. T has entertained us on countless TV shows and commercials. Now he's making headlines for his emotional breakdown on Twitter, reacting to the shooting in Texas.
Mr. T's Tweets articulate what we were all thinking, and a lot of people are connecting with him. It's cathartic to see such raw emotion come from such an iconic tough guy.
Some men might be too embarrassed to admit they cry. But if Mr. T. can do it, then they can do it too. Now they know they're not alone. Plus, I mean, come on, who's going to make fun of Mr. T for crying? Nobody, unless they have a death wish.
It's 2017 - women can be Ghostbusters, and tough guys can get the feels. Get over it! Bawling like a baby is badass! I pity the fool who's too ashamed to cry!
"Hey, did you hear what Mr. T said about the Texas shooting?" That's probably something you never thought you'd hear. Thanks to the Internet, we can connect with people from all walks of life, all over the world, in amazing, unexpected ways.
The world's a scary place these days, to be sure, but it's also pretty awesome. And just in case you don't believe me, here's a picture of Mr. T dressed up as Santa Claus with Nancy Reagan. We're going to get through this.