Just a day after Sylvester Stallone’s younger brother retweeted a warning about being “very careful about apologizing to the Left,” Frank Stallone has done just that. It seems the tough–guy singer and actor wannabe who no one in recent generations has heard of didn’t enjoy that kind of spotlight.
Frank Stallone, 67, tweeted his apologies to Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg, 17, on Sunday. A day earlier, Stallone had joined an elite group of Trump supporters who have been publicly bullying teenage survivors of gun violence following the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
“This David Hogg pussy is getting a little big for his britches. I’m sure someone from his age group is dying to sucker punch this rich little bitch,” Stallone said in a Tweet that has since been deleted. “Watch him run home like the coward he is. He’s the worst rep for today’s youth headline grabbing punk.”
Of Hogg’s fellow Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez, who captivated a nation with a gut–wrenching 6 minutes and 20 seconds of silence during last weekend’s March for Our Lives, Stallone said: “Emma Gonzalez is another headline grabbing clown. She thinks she it she ain’t shit.”
Within minutes of attacking Hogg, it was Stallone who was running to hide from the backlash on social media. According to reports, five minutes after his tweet, Stallone locked his Twitter account.
He also had retweeted a post from blogger Matt Walsh that warned about “apologizing to the Left,” because “[t]heir demands for an apology are insincere.” Walsh was referring to Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s desperation apology to Hogg after she, too, had bullied him on Twitter only to lose most of her show’s advertisers nearly overnight. Hogg appeared on CNN on Friday morning to reject Ingraham’s apology, which he views as insincere.
By Sunday, it was clear that—for whatever reason—Stallone had a change of heart. “To everyone and to David Hogg especially. I want to deeply apologize for my irresponsible words,” he tweeted. “I would never in a million years wish or promote violence to anyone anywhere on this planet. After what these kids went th[r]ough I’m deeply ashamed. Please accept my apology. Frank.”
Along with Stallone’s comments this weekend, washed–up rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent also attacked the Parkland school shooting survivors, calling them “mushy brained children” who “have no soul.” We’re still waiting for that apology.
In the meantime, here’s an old SNL clip of Norm Macdonald making fun of Frank Stallone, in case you had no idea who he is.