Rick Moranis gets sucker-punched, Internet more concerned about 'Ghostbusters' actor than Trump's health

Moranis suffered back, hip, neck and head pain, said police, though the full extent of his injuries is not yet clear. 'He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes,' his rep said


                            Rick Moranis gets sucker-punched, Internet more concerned about 'Ghostbusters' actor than Trump's health
Rick Moranis and Donald Trump (Getty Images)

On Thursday, October 1, actor Rick Moranis was attacked in New York City. He was punched in the face by an unknown suspect. Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black "I (heart) NY" sweatshirt and a backpack hitting the 67-year-old 'Ghostbusters' actor, knocking him to the ground, around 7.24 in the morning.

According to reports, the attack happened just a few blocks from the Central Park West apartment building where Moranis' character lived in 'Ghostbusters'. Moranis reportedly went to the hospital after the attack, and later went to a police station to report the incident. Moranis suffered back, hip, neck and head pain, said police officials, though the full extent of his injuries is not yet clear. "He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes," his representative told the press on Friday.

Predictably, the internet was up in arms. "If you are the lowlife scumbag who sucker-punched Rick Moranis, you better turn yourself into the cops before the rest of New York City catches up with your a**," wrote a Twitter user, showcasing the kind of adoration the actor has among his many fans.

Another fan wrote, "John Wick 4 should be Keanu Reeves hunting the guy who punched Rick Moranis." A fan suggested, "I hope we can all agree that the jackass who punched Rick Moranis should be fed to a bloodthirsty plant from outer space."



 

 



 

 



 

However, the curious stream of reactions to the event arrived when it was juxtaposed with Donald Trump's health conditions. The White House announced on Friday that President Trump will spend a "few days" at a military hospital after contracting Covid-19. 

“President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day,” said press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. “Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the president will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed [National Military Medical Center] for the next few days.”

First lady Melania Trump also tested positive for the coronavirus. The president’s physician said in a memo, late on Friday, that Trump received a dose of an experimental antibody cocktail by Regeneron that is in clinical trials. Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley said Trump "remains fatigued but in good spirits” and that a team of experts was evaluating both the president and first lady in regard to next steps. The first lady has a “mild cough and headache,” Conley reported.

For many on Twitter, however, Moranis’ health was more important than the presidents. "Who cares about Trump dying guys, Rick Moranis got attacked today,” wrote a Twitter user. "Is it odd that I’m way more concerned about Rick Moranis getting mugged than Trump catching the Rona?" wrote another Twitter user.

"Can we get more Rick Moranis updates and less Trump updates” asked another. One particularly angry fan said, "Who gives a f*** about Trump having Covid. I want to know who the c***sucker is that punched Rick Moranis in the f***ing face. How dare you harm such a good soul!"



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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