Actor Wil Wheaton slams US for first Olympic gold medal

19-year-old Ginny Thrasher wins first Olympic gold for shooting, actor Wil Wheaton slams, then says it was a "joke."
Ginny Thrasher. Screengrab: Twitter/U.S. Olympic Team

Nineteen-year-old Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event on Saturday.  But that apparently didn’t sit too well with actor Wil Wheaton, who had some choice words to say on the subject.

Naturally, it didn’t sit too well with a whole lot of folks:


That doesn’t matter to liberals like Wheaton.  In their view, guns suck and so does the U.S.

Wheaton actually got around to congratulating Thrasher for her gold medal win:

And he took a stab at those who criticized him by calling them stupid, while admitting his alleged “joke” wasn’t very good:

And he wasn’t finished bashing the “stupid people” who took him to task for his tasteless tweet:

It’s not the first time Wheaton stepped in it on Twitter, as we noted here.

Chances are, it won’t be the last.

Twitchy summed it up this way: “Shut up, Wesley.”

We agree.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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