Actor Michael Ian Black clearly did not have a problem with Samantha Bee’s vulgar attack on first daughter Ivanka Trump. He tweeted Thursday, “we are all c**ts today.”
We are all cunts today.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) May 31, 2018
But Black himself has had a volatile relationship with that particular word. In 2016, he included it in a list of ethnic, racist, and sexist slurs that people should avoid calling each other.
Don’t call people:
Avoid those words and you should be ok.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 21, 2016
However, Black failed to take his own advice on a number of occasions. In just the past year, he has used it several times to attack people who disagreed with him over whether or not the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a terrorist organization (he believes it is).
Was saving this one, you cunt.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) May 27, 2018
The gun killed them. The gun. He was just an impotent kid with mental issues. He had a weapon of war, legally obtained. He used it to kill a town. It was the gun and the terrorist organization that put it in his hands. Say it with me, you heartless cunt – It. Was.The. Gun. https://t.co/eduA2OtLFe
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 9, 2017
Just days before using the term with abandon against someone who disagreed on gun control, Black had apologized for once using it against former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
But I apologize now for using the word then. If you want, you guys can also find a tweet in which I called Sarah Palin a “cunt”. I shouldn’t have said that, either.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 4, 2017
He had gone after Palin in 2010 because she had publicly criticized then President Barack Obama.
@SarahPalinUSA Please give slamming the president a rest today. You can go back to being a cunt tomorrow.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 12, 2010
Black has used the word in a total of 37 tweets, many directed at people with whom he disagrees politically.