Gilmore Girls star David Sutcliffe DENIES he stormed the Capitol with MAGA mob but praises pot-smoking rioter who did and calls him a ‘great patriot’
Gilmore Girls actor David Sutcliffe has cleared the air and denied rumors that he a was part of the violent Capitol riot earlier this month.
The 51-year-old Canadian-born actor, who has retired from the screen and now works as a motivational coach, denied any involvement with the insurrection after rumors began to circulate on Twitter.
Making a statement on January 16, Sutcliffe called the accusations false.
‘There are rumors circulating that I “stormed the capital.” Not true – though I would have been proud to share a smoke with this great Patriot!’ he wrote, sharing a clip of a man smoking marijuana under the Capitol dome.
Falsified rumors: Gilmore Girls’ David Sutcliffe, 51, denies any involvement at the Capitol riots, as he calls the rumors ‘not true,’ on Twitter
Controversial response: Despite trying to absolve himself of any involvement with the insurrection he re-tweeted a video of a man smoking weed in the building and called him a ‘great Patriot!’
Fans were quick to respond to his statement as one diehard fan of the show wrote, ‘no wonder i didn’t like you in gilmore girls it all makes sense.’
Another said, ‘Seriously, they are domestic terrorists. They aren’t patriots.’
‘Guys…is it possible he’s kidding? I literally saw this days ago and laughed and moved on thinking it was an actual joke. I feel like he’s sitting at home laughing…watching the outrage,’ one Twitter user said defending him.
The former actor retweeted that post and responded with ‘Correct.’
Sutcliffe is best known for playing Christopher Hayden, the father of Rory Gilmore, played by Alexis Bledel, in Gilmore Girls. He acted in 37 episodes of the series from 2001 to 2007 and also made an appearance in their 2016 Netflix miniseries reboot Gilmore Girls: A year in the Life.
He has also starred in Private Practice, The Romanoffs and Under the Tuscan Sun.
He’s come under fire retweeting and liking posts in recent weeks suggesting the the president was being ‘silenced’ when he was kicked off Twitter.
In a series of Tweets on January 10, Sutcliffe responded to Twitter banning Donald Trump from the platform by retweeting one user’s statement that said ‘If you can silence a king, you are the king,’ as he said ‘The point is big tech is more powerful than government. Is that not concerning to you?’
Big tech: Sutcliffe spoke out about Twitter’s banning of Trump as he spoke about his concern that ‘big tech was more powerful than government’
Rebellion symbol: The Canadian-born actor had an exchange with Cernovich who is an alt-right media personality, saying that Trump would eventually become a ‘symbol of rebellion’
When alt-right media personality Michael Cernovich – a political commentator, Pizzagate supporter, anti-Feminist and early supporter of Donald Trump – called Trump ‘low status,’ Sutcliffe also responded to him.
‘Trump is low status now. I mean from a branding position. His entire image was dependent on attracting rich and powerful. No one will rent his properties. He’ll never come back from this. He can retire on a yacht in international waters. Probably his best bet now,’ Cernovich said.
Sutcliffe responded, ‘Until he dies, becomes a symbol of rebellion, and replaces Che Guevara on t-shirts.’
Additionally he liked a tweet that said ‘men’s politics is best for the world,’ and another that called the ‘authoritarian left’, ‘sick.’
Despite his seemingly conservative mindset, the actor is on record for donating $1,250 in 2007 to then Presidential nominee Barack Obama, according to Deadline.