Turns out a Twitter feud can be an effective way to promote a movie.
Sarah Silverman seized the opportunity when embattled in a war of words with Megyn Kelly earlier this week.
It began when Silverman, an actress and comedian, called out President Trump’s tweet in which he wondered how Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar made her presidential bid announcement and spoke of fighting global warming in a snowstorm. “No point in explaining how mind blowingly stupid this tweet is,” Silverman tweeted on Monday, followed by a few vulgar insults.
Silverman then defended herself and promoted the “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel, in which she reprises her role as the ambitious race-car driver Vanellope.
“Ps I’m more offended by a president who denies a real threat 97% of scientists beg him to take action on while creating a fake threat out of at-risk brown people at the border,” Silverman continued.
She then reminded everyone that “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is now available via home entertainment release: “Which is out on digital TODAY! @DisneyAnimation @wreckitralph #RalphBreaksTheInternet”
Fellow actors Patton Oswalt and Whitney Cummings echoed Silverman’s sentiments on Twitter.
“Eh. I deleted my response to Megyn Kelly. @SarahKSilverman’s was way more eloquent, elevated and useful,” wrote Oswalt. “And she doesn’t need my or ANYONE’s help smashing trolls.”