Henry Winkler slammed for saying US needs ANOTHER 'cataclysmic event' to unite people

Henry Winkle is best known for his role as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli from ‘Happy Days’ and his tweet about Covid-19 has created a storm

                            Henry Winkler slammed for saying US needs ANOTHER 'cataclysmic event' to unite people
Henry Winkler has said another cataclysmic event is needed to heal world (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)

Actor, comedian, and director Henry Winkler has time and again courted controversies with his remarks over the years on different topics. The renowned public figure was again trending over the weekend after he took to Twitter to share his thoughts on how the world can be healed.

Dropping a subtle hint about the pandemic, the 75-year-old actor tweeted that the world needed to go through a "cataclysmic event" to help bring people together since everyone was so divided. Social media users took note of it and slammed him mercilessly without any hesitation. The Emmy award-winning actor is best known for his role as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli also known as "The Fonz" from the hit ABC sitcom ‘Happy Days’.
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Henry Winkler attends The Paley Center For Media Presents An Evening With Henry Winkler at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 12, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

What did Henry Winkler really say?

Sharing the tweet with his close to one million followers, Winkler stated, “We are so divided as a country, only a cataclysmic event, that makes us depend on one another again, can bring us back together.” One user replied to his tweet saying, “We just had a cataclysmic event. It didn’t work” to which Winkler replied, “The Pandemic pushed the world inside creating a world apart.” His cryptic tweet was then considered as insensitive and tone-deaf by many on the Internet.

Speaking of his career, Henry Winkler has had a very illustrious career across theatre, TV and the silver screen. The multiple award-winning actor has appeared in notable movies like ‘The Lords of Flatbush’ (1974), ‘The One and Only’ (1978), ‘Scream’ (1996), ‘The Waterboy’ (1998), ‘Holes’ (2003), ‘Click’ (2006), and ‘Here Comes the Boom’ (2012). He also directed the films namely ‘Memories of Me’ (1988) and ‘Cop and a Half’ (1993).

Henry Winkler attends the Creative Coalition's Annual Television Humanitarian Awards Gala 2019 at Ocean Prime on September 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)



‘Was Henry Winkler not alive the past couple of years?’, asks Twitter

Social media users had a field day as they brutally trolled the actor over his recent tweet. One user stated, “Who allowed henry winkler to run his own twitter? or even have a twitter to begin with?” Another user said, “I love Henry Winkler but he’s probably wrong. Because 9/11 was probably this country’s worst catastrophe and we weren’t united there. Nothing will ever truly unite this country. We will live in an infinite state of chaos until either the sun implodes or Florida drifts away.”

The next one sarcastically asked, “Was Henry winkler not alive the past couple of years” while another tweeted, “Love henry winkler but hmm what an interesting thing to say considering that the skies were literally blood red in california and the ocean is on fire.”  One, however, took his side and said, “Y’all leave this man alone. just nod and agree cause he’s a national treasure. We love henry winkler in this house” but another user then trolled him saying, “Henry Winkler is planning something truly insane, no, not jumping another shark.”

Henry Winkler attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)







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