Conservative Actor James Woods Returns to Twitter Six Weeks After Quitting Over Political Censorship

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By Tom Teodorczuk | 12:11 am, December 31, 2016

Most celebrities are about as assured on Twitter as a duck on a highway. Not Hollywood actor James Woods.

Like the characters he’s played in films including Casino, The Hard Way and Salvador, Woods takes no prisoners and doesn’t suffer fools gladly on social media.

Last month Woods, 69, swore off Twitter on censorship grounds after they suspended a host of accounts allegedly linked to the alt-right. Back then he sounded pretty definitive about quitting the social network:

But six weeks later he’s back to tweeting up a storm because he says “silence is not in my nature”. Asked to justify his U-turn, he reminded us why he’s such a great tweeter in the first place:

In the last 48 hours Woods has swiftly returned to his favorite subjects:

The incompetency of the Obama administration:

Jokes about the Clintons and John Kerry:

Safe Spaces:

Woods has also tweeted about the political acerbity of movie director Oliver Stone, with whom he has worked with on three films, and the deaths of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds:

One subject Woods hasn’t mentioned during his Twitter resurgence is the growing movement calling on CBS-owned book publisher Simon & Schuster to cancel Milo Yiannopoulos’s autobiography Dangerous which is ironic since the censorship of right-wing personalities was reportedly the reason he quit the social networking service.

Still, it’s good to have him back.