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Silicon Valley Stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch Harassed by Trump Supporters

Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch at an Xbox One event in 2014.

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Stars—when it comes to Trump-related harassment, they’re just like us! Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, stars of HBO’s Silicon Valley, were involved in an altercation at a Silver Lake, Los Angeles, bar late Friday night, according to their Twitter feeds. Middleditch first mentioned the incident early Saturday morning:

Later on Saturday, Nanjaini told a more detailed version of the story:

Cuck, as Slate’s Amanda Marcotte reported in 2015, is a term the most racist elements of the Republican Party imported from pornography. Nanjiani, who is Pakistani American, addressed skeptics with a later tweet:

He went on to point out that Trump supporters are, at a minimum, willing to put up with Trump’s racism and sexism, even if they claim to not share the president-elect’s views about women and minorities:

Genteel Trump supporters aside, both actors’ Twitter mentions appear to be a shitshow of people who are very explicitly racist and sexist.