Millions of women marched around the world last weekend in support of civil rights and in opposition to U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
Millions more were impressed that their sisters, and brothers, of all ethnicities took to the streets to stand up for what they feel is right.
Jesse James was not one of those people, and here’s why.
While many were marching or celebrating women’s marches across the nation and planet, James shared an alternate take on the protests.
“Just Imagine if ALL these women cared as much about the homeless and Vets in this country as they do about Themselves,” he wrote.
So basically, marching for equality is purely self-aggrandizing?
That was his implication, at least in the eyes of many people online, who took issue with the idea that this is somehow a selfish action.
If James meant that marching in the name progress and helping real, suffering people in need are not the same thing, he is correct.
On the flip side, the protests are designed to raise awareness and enact change on behalf of such people, and hardly self-serving.
Either way, Twitter lit James up after the fact, and HARD.
The tweet gained more than 4,000 retweets and 8,000 likes in less than 24 hours, but Sandra Bullock’s ex also received a lot of backlash.
Some of which involved Bullock herself, oddly enough, after more than a few angry commenters brought up up his past with the actress.
“@FreeJesseJames just imagine if people like you cared enough for your spouse not to cheat on her” one follower tweeted at him.
Surprisingly, James responded to that person as such:
“Ahhh cheating goes both ways sweetie. Just because you got all teary eyed at some actress. Doesn’t mean she won’t cheat on her husband.”
Whoa. Did he just accuse Bullock of infidelity too!?
Jesse James and Bullock divorced in 2010, after he was exposed – and eventually confessed to – cheating on her with a number of women.
Among the most notable was Michelle McGee.
“There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me,” he said at the time, seemingly owning all of those actions.
“It’s because of my poor judgment” alone, the former Monster Garage star said, “that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way.”
“This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them.”
“I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them,” he concluded, adding, “I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”
James’ implication this week tells another story.
Did Bullock really cheat on him as well? Or was this more of a general dig at his ex-wife, and fans who love her because of her career?
It’s unclear, but fans were taken aback by Sandra being invoked at all, considering the then-unrelated nature of the discussion at hand.
After another Twitter user responded by dredging up another part of James’ past that came to light around the same time as the scandal:
“Also aren’t you like a neo nazi lmao.”
James fired back at that commenter as well, saying, “Yea totally… Except that African American baby I adopted in 2009… but yea total Nazi.”
Jesse and Sandra had started the lengthy adoption process for Bullock’s son Louis Bardot together before their unexpected breakup.
Bullock ended up finalizing the adoption solo.
What do you think of James’ comments?
Totally out of line, or less outrageous than they seem at first glance if you consider his true intentions and thoughts about vets and the homeless?
As far as his dig at Sandra, do you think she is less than perfect as well? Or was he simply stating that people don’t know the full story?
Hit the comments below to discuss!