Conservative actor Adam Baldwin scorched Bill Murray Thursday after the “Groundhog Day” star wrote an op-ed comparing Parkland students to Vietnam protesters.
“Isn’t the Viet Nam war the one where students spat on America’s military returning home,” the 56-year-old “Firefly” star tweeted.
Isn’t the Viet Nam war the one where students spat on America’s military returning home?https://t.co/MBv5hZEe3q
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) March 22, 2018
In the editorial for NBC News, Murray said that we were living in interesting times because “people are becoming politically activated who weren’t previously.”
“I was thinking, looking at the kids in Parkland, Florida, who have started these anti-gun protests, that it really was the students that began the end of the Vietnam War,” Murray explained. “It was the students who made all the news, and that noise started, and then the movement wouldn’t stop. I think, maybe, this noise that those students in Florida are making — here, today — will do something of the same nature.”
“Ending the Vietnam war was not a simple thing…You had to make sure that all our people were safe; we had to make sure that they were as safe as you could be,” he added. “And, you might remember, people thought it was going to be the end of the world if we lost Vietnam. But that war had to stop.”