Saturday Night Live alumni and comedic actor Rob Schneider took exception to a joke comic book writer Gail Simone made. It involved Canadian donut shop Tim Hortons and Schneider. Gail made a joke about Tim Hortons being the Rob Schneider of donut shops.
Having had Tim Hortons coffee and watched a lot of Rob Schneider movies, I thought Gail’s joke was not only extremely funny, it was highly accurate.
You know who didn’t think it was funny? Professional funnyman Rob Schneider, that’s who.
He disliked Gail’s joke so much he asked his legion of Twitter followers to contact Gail and tell her how they felt. What Schneider did is called brigading. Not only is it a dick move, it’s against Twitter’s rules. Some people get kicked off the platform for brigading. Others don’t even get a Twitter timeout for the infraction. Twitter is very wishy-washy when it comes to enforcing their rules.
Rob Schneider said he’d never heard of Gail Simone. You’d think before brigading her, he’d want to do a quick Google search to make sure she’s not related to Adam Sandler. If he ever got on Sandler’s bad side, Schneider’s movie career would be over.
Rob Schneider is a hypocrite
What Rob Schneider did was wrong. Not only did it make him come across as thin-skinned, it made him look extremely hypocritical. He’s supposed to be a comedic actor. How can someone who tells jokes for a living get their feelings hurt when the joke is about them? Instead of sicking his Twitter fans after her, Schneider should have tried to hire Gail as one of his joke writers.
If anyone or anything has a right to get upset over Gail’s joke, it’s Tim Hortons.
The YouTube “critic” who said, among other things, that Gail Simone wasn’t funny, was wrong. Then again, he’s been wrong about a lot lately. Ask Neil Gaiman.