Rose McGowan may not be the first celebrity to have misspoken, but she is one of a rarer lot to show zero remorse.
After tweeting a widely disproven meme in which U.S. Senator Ted Cruz says that the Duggar sex scandal isn't as bad as what "gays do to each other," she urged the Republican to kindly "get off my planet."
Here's the exact quote McGowan accused the Senator of saying.
"While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar's transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other."The only problem: Cruz never said anything even remotely close to what Rose accused him of, a fact verified by Snopes at this link. In fact, the actual quote first appeared on the "Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off" Facebook page, along with a number of other fake memes.
While everyone, at some point in their Internet lifetime, will get duped by something, most people wouldn't double down on that once it was pointed out to them.
Not Rose McGowan. Below are some of the exchanges between her and her critics in a bit, but first, here's what some of Rose's less informed Twitter followers were saying.
@Writer_HeidiG @rosemcgowan I love that she speaks her mind and isn't afraid of what people will say! She's incredibly smart too!
— GH Obsession (@GH_obsession) May 24, 2015
@rosemcgowan I vomited a little when I read that Ted Cruz quote. How in the world can he really believe that? — Jex (@VioletTremors) May 25, 2015And now the response.
@GH_obsession @Writer_HeidiG @rosemcgowan LMAO She isn't smart at all! She's pushing a LIE. She's libeling Ted Cruz FFS! He NEVER said that!
— Kristine ❀♡❀♡ (@KristineAz) May 25, 2015
@Bruce35dc << Hey, dimwit. Yeah, you. It's a fake picture and fake quote! @rosemcgowan pic.twitter.com/GA7cHmgdyj
— Sarah Everett (@sarahzview) May 25, 2015
@rosemcgowan Have u apologized yet for this lie? Or do the ends justify making things up?To these and hundreds of other tweets, Rose McGowan responded that she did "not give a f***." When it was pointed out that she libeled Ted Cruz, she had this to say.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) May 25, 2015
Like you e [sic] continually libeled our president? RT @sacqueboutier: @rosemcgowan @FlyoverCulture Yeah. We... http://t.co/a9lW2GCIuGShe then gave a sarcastic apology in which she tweeted, "I'm sorry I said #TedCruz liked child molesters. Ok? No [sic] go back to hating gays. F***wits."
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 25, 2015
At the time of this post, there have been several calls for apology, but to date, no further word from Rose McGowan. Do you think she should issue a heartfelt apology for this, and do you think Ted Cruz should be able to sue for libel? Sound off in the comments section.
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