Jerry Saltz tells followers to 'shun' family & friends who vote GOP
New York Magazine art critic tells Instagram followers to ‘shun’ family and friends who vote for Republicans: ‘You owe it to yourself … and any idea of moral damage’
- The veteran New York magazine art critic is known for his professional portfolio as well as his incredibly outspoken hatred of Donald Trump
- He recently advised his hundreds of thousands of followers to quietly disavow the Republicans in their lives
- Though some agreed, many took an anti-Saltz stance on the issue and said shunning family and friends is an unreasonable response to political differences
Pulitzer Prize winning art critic for New York magazine Jerry Saltz advised his social media followers to absolutely ‘shun’ anyone in their lives who had voted for Republican political candidates.
To his 603,000 Instagram followers on Sunday, Saltz wrote: ‘If you know anyone who voted Republican – including friends and family – you should shun them.’
‘No need to even tell them that you are no longer communicating with them or why.
‘You own it [sic] yourself, to them, your country, and any idea of moral damage.’
He concluded the post by writing, ‘And yes, they want to bring back lynching.’
New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz tells Americans to shun friends and family members who vote Republican
Saltz, in addition to his day job, is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and the Republican party
Saltz, who was one of the many high-society New York liberals who was shocked and appalled by the 2016 election of Donald Trump, offered up the sage advice in response to a post of an old photo of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee dressed in drag.
The original post objects to a law recently signed by Lee that bans drag performances in front of children.
Saltz has, in addition to his professional work, become known for firing off hot takes of the leftist persuasion from his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Not everyone, however, agreed with Saltz’s latest piece of unprompted advice.
One Instagram user wrote: ‘It’s called hatred to cut off people just because they believe differently than you.’
‘Petty people that can’t survive in life unless everyone and everything believes like them.’
‘You don’t shun family members,’ wrote another user.
‘While I can appreciate the sentiment, how can you ever expect progress or healing or any vision of a positive future with this mentality,’ wrote a third.
Canadian professor of evolutionary behavior Gad Saad tweeted in response: ‘I disowned my children because they have used the verb ‘trumped.”
The original post to which the unsolicited comment was attached was a picture of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee dressed in drag. Lee recently signed a bill banning the performance of drag shows in front of children
Famed journalist in his own right Glenn Greenwald added to the dissent as well, writing: ‘Excising everyone in your life who has different political views than you – including your parents, siblings and children – seems like a very psychologically unhealthy thing to do.’
‘Doing that as a journalist seems fatal to the job, and well as psychologically ill,’ he concluded.
Saltz replied to Greenwald: ‘Republicans, as they are, no longer have what might be called your polite ‘political views.’ They are anti-democratic, authoritarian.’
‘But you know this already and want to shade things to ‘both sides.’ Fine by me.’
Continuing his tirade on Tuesday, Saltz wrote on twitter: ‘To all #Maga Republicans, their sympathizers and apologists: If you buy the ticket for betraying your country as you did, you take the ride.’
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