On August 23, David Koch, the 11th richest man in the world and vice chairman of Koch Industries, died at age 79. One person who most definitely did not mourn his passing was actor Ron Perlman.
On the day of Koch’s death, the “Sons of Anarchy” alum tweeted, “Wishing the Koch brothers a speedy reunion.” The reference was a clever way of saying he wants the three still-living Koch brothers to meet their demise as well.
Perlman is an outspoken liberal and extremely anti-Trump. The Koch brothers have poured millions into helping extremely conservative causes and candidates, including Trump.
The tweet, which has since been deleted, was met with some backlash. Perlman defended his opinion though.
All the good deeds there are can’t replace the lives lost that come with peddling agents of death for profit. https://t.co/3u83SXkCI0
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 23, 2019
After the tweet went viral, Twitter stepped in and, according to Perlman, slapped him with a temporary ban for 12 hours. He spoke out about the ban in a separate tweet and included the video for Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War.”
Yesterday Twitter slapped me with a 12-hour ban for a tweet referencing the Koch brothers. The day that we are silenced for calling out fascism, for pointing a finger at those who would rape and pillage the very air we breathe, may God help us! @twitter https://t.co/bkc9jwkRgD
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 25, 2019
It seems the ban won’t be slowing Perlman down from attacked the President. On Monday morning he tweeted a photo showing First Lady Melania Trump getting awfully close with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 26, 2019