Lori Petty calls Trump 'murderer-in-chief' for pandemic mishandling, says 'average IQ in Amurrrikkka is 99'
The 'Orange Is the New Black' actress went into a Twitter rant and later deleted the tweet
Lori Petty went on a Twitter rant this past Friday, May 15, and suggested that Americans had a very low IQ, seemingly over the way they were handling the coronavirus pandemic.
In a now-deleted tweet, the 'Orange Is the New Black' star attacked all Americans before appearing to single out President Donald Trump and his supporters. "I believe what we have forgotten is that the average IQ in Amurrrikkka is 99," she wrote. "A third, plus the murderer-in-charge, I guess, lower than that. So, in the house I happily stay, besides kissing y’all."
While it is still unclear what prompted the 56-year-old to lash out, it could very well have been aimed at those protesting stay-at-home orders around the country and not wearing masks in public, if her previous tweets are anything to go by. A few hours before the acrimonious tweet about IQs, she had criticized people not wearing masks and specifically hit out at men. "yup...dicks. On my walk today 90% of women were wearing masks and 30% of men were," she wrote.
She also shared the link for a New York Post article which cited a study that had found men were more likely to leave their face coverings at home, especially in counties where such gear was not mandated. The study, authored by researchers from Middlesex University London in the UK and the Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, Calif, said men reported negative feelings more than women while wearing masks.
"Men more than women agree that wearing a face covering is shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness and a stigma; and these gender differences also mediate intentions to wear a face covering," they wrote.
Petty had previously singled out people in Venice Beach who were not wearing masks, tweeting to Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, "Literally less than half of the people walking in Venice Beach are wearing masks. We need you to say it louder, please. xx."
The actress has also been a vocal critic of Trump over his presidency and had recently tweeted that Republican lawmakers had become a "death squad" because of their continued support of him over his response to the coronavirus outbreak.
She claimed that Trump was "unfit, unable and DGAF [doesn’t give a fuck] about you or me or your family" and that "Republicans don’t understand if they got rid of him they’d be heroes to us, not the Death Squad they have become by supporting this murderer."
She deleted the tweet later but has continued hitting out at the administration and addressed reports that the White House had blocked Dr Anthony Fauci, who has been at the forefront of the country's response to the pandemic, from testifying before the Democratic-led House. "So...what’s the long-game? You muzzled Fauci. Atlanta opened and cases soared. You told states to open up. What’s the plan? How do you win? How many dead fills your vapid soul?" she asked Trump.