Mike Rowe shut down a man who criticized him for not explaining to a 10-year-old why Omar Mateen opened fire on a gay nightclub this weekend.
“I’m on a plane now, headed back to Baltimore, watching this nightmare unfold on the seat-back in front of me,” Rowe posted on Facebook. “There’s a kid sitting next to me – maybe ten years old – trying to get his head around the details of what’s happened.” (RELATED: Mike Rowe Just Called This Presidential Candidate ‘A Knucklehead’)
“He has many questions, and because he’s seen me on television, he thinks I have the answers. All I could think to tell him was the same thing I always recall on days like this one. It’s a quote from Mr. Rogers.
“‘When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” (RELATED: Mike Rowe Drops A Graduation Truth Bomb On Entitled Millennials)
But when one user criticized Rowe for not telling the kid what happened — in full detail — Rowe shot back.
“Why would you not tell this little boy the truth?” one user commented. “Islam is a terror group that was given safe haven in our country by the current administration. They are here to kill you.”
“Because he’s ten, Stan,” Rowe replied. “And he’s on a plan for the first time. And because I’m not his dad.”