Every once in a while something good come out of something hateful ....
Kal Penn, an actor best known for roles in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and TV’s Designated Survivor, as well as the former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement under President Barack Obama, recently received a particularly hate-filled Tweet after Hair Furor’s Muslim Ban went into effect.
Kal Penn thought of responding, then thought better of it, and instead Tweeted out that he had set up a crowdfunding site for Syrian refugees, hoping to raise a few thousand dollars:
“To the dude who said I don't belong in America, I started a fundraising page for Syrian Refugees in your name. Donating To Syrian Refugees In The Name Of The Dude Who Said I Don't Belong In America"
He reached his goal of a few thousand dollars in just twenty minutes and as of this morning he had raised over ... wait for it ... $850,000!
He said he was surprised but then perhaps he shouldn’t have been because he knows that most people ... most people ... understand that banning people from our country who have had considerably more serious “vetting” done to them than any single one of the people in Trump’s staff or cabinet posts, is un-American.
And as the cash poured in—with people making donations under names like “Chief Strategist Steve Bannon,” “#Saynotobigotry,” “Tiny Trump Hands,” “Paul Ryan’s Lost Testicles,” “Mike Pence,” and “Donald ClownfaceVonf---stick Trump” — Penn gave updates on Twitter as he also continued to raise the goal.
Stop over and give a little if you like because it just proves that, while _____ and his band of white nationalists thinks they’re on the right side, the truth is that they are not.
So score another one for the Resistance.