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Henry Winkler bashes Herschel Walker for saying celebrity opinions are America’s biggest issue

Former Fonzie Henry Winkler had a number of selection phrases for Herschel Walker after the previous NFL star and present GOP Georgia Senate nominee bashed celebrities.

On Tuesday, neurosurgeon-turned-politician Ben Carson, in a conversation for the American Cornerstone Institutehad requested Walker concerning the nation’s greatest challenge.

“I feel a few of the greatest issues occurring in our nation at present, now we have so many celebrities telling folks that they cannot do it,” Walker answered, per The Comeback. “Telling lots of people, ‘Oh, effectively, you bought to really feel unhealthy for your self, really feel sorry for your self.’ Which is gloomy to me. They’ve achieved it, however they’re telling you you’ll be able to’t do it. And it is like, you probably did it, why they cannot do it? I feel they inform all the youngsters they cannot do it, making our youngsters really feel sorry for themselves.”

Winkler, who presently stars in HBO’s comedy-drama “Barry,” wasn’t about to let that remark slide.

“I have to repeat this once more I’m an American First with each proper to an opinion . . . then I’m an actor,” Winkler wrote in a bold tweet. “Obtained that Mr. Walker . . . Mr well-known Athlete.”

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Walker’s quote – which did not deal with every other points similar to gun violence, the bipartisan divide, encroaching fascism or dialing again rights for girls and different marginalized teams – additionally ignores his personal fame. As a former athlete who’s arguably been elevated into politics primarily based on his previous, Walker’s best power might be seen as his celeb.

Winkler, who’s finest recognized for enjoying The Fonz on “Joyful Days,” may need been tempted to inform Walker to “sit on it,” however as a substitute tweeted: “Aren’t [you] sort of a celeb, Hersh?”

Winkler additionally responded to a separate tweetwherein one person expressed shock over Walker’s current success within the polls.


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“My head spins. He is on the poll! How loopy has this nation turn out to be?” the person wrote. “And he is polling effectively!!!! I am attempting to not go numb, whereas on the identical time desirous to be numb.”

In a quote tweet, Winkler merely stated, “Celebs are AMERICANS first.”

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