Noted Hollywood jackass, #MeToo offender and Trump supporter James Woods has opened his mouth again. True to form, it spewed something ignorant.
“Please join me in using proper grammar, syntax, and spelling,” Woods said in a tweet. “The correct pronoun usage in the English language is “he” for a singular male and ‘she’ for a singular female. ‘They’ is used for the plural of either males, females, or both. Don’t be bullied by hare-brained liberals.”
Please join me in using proper grammar, syntax, and spelling. The correct pronoun usage in the English language is “he” for a singular male and “she” for a singular female. “They” is used for the plural of either males, females, or both. Don’t be bullied by hare-brained liberals.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 11, 2019
Other Twitter users wasted no time schooling Woods on his ignorance. The best response, however, came from Dictionary.com in a rebuttal tweet.
They has been in use as a singular pronoun since the 1300s. Among its best known users in history: Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. https://t.co/nQcNSgnd0Q https://t.co/OpLuvDzyYP
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) February 12, 2019
“They has been in use as a singular pronoun since the 1300s,” Dictionary.com tweeted. It also noted that Chaucer, Shakespeare and Jane Austen used “they” as a singular pronoun.
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Woods’s comments were directed toward transgender and non-binary people, among whom “they” has become a popular pronoun due to its lack of gender specificity.
Woods has a long history of homophobic comments on Twitter. In 2017, he had a heated exchange with actor Armie Hammer after Woods criticized the film Call Me By Your Name for endorsing pedophilia. Just this week, Woods also appeared to endorse conspiracy theories surrounding the attack of actor Jussie Smollett, insinuating that the actor faked the violent assault for publicity.
Oh such a slap down. Lol
I hope you can find better examples then call me by your name which is a great film but does have a pedo vibe to it and Jussie since 80% of the Queerty commenters are on Woods side.
80% are on Wood’s size? Really?
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No, 80% of us are not self-hating queers like yourself and the closeted B-list actor Woods.
Does anyone even give a shit who this wrinkly old white man is? He’s just not that relavent…
In Italy their relationship was legal, and I don’t recall any predatory behavior.
Now personally at 16 I couldn’t stand myself so I would have no idea how a 22(?) y/o could.
Please try posting when you’re not high on meth. Tks.
mb 8% 😀
I absolutely adored the novel Call Me By Your Name, but the movie did have a bit of a pedo vibe. They cast one actor who was so small and slight that he seemed like he was 14 or 15. Then the other actor has such a tall and large build he seemed like he was 20+ years older. I was very annoyed by the casting.
Eliot and Oliver are supposed to be 17 and 24, not 15 and 40.
We now know (on February 19, 2019) that Jussie is a liar and paid those two brothers $3,500 for their participation in the hoax.
He’s likely going to jail for filing a false police report, the dumb schmuck!
Vince, “better examples THAN call me by your name.” If you’re trying to be clever use the proper words.
100% of people named Vince pull statistics out of their asses.
80% are on Woods’ side? Hell no. How about 1%.
He’s a bigoted idiot. Worse… he’s a bigoted bad actor.
I think I have to appeal for a higher grade for each and every writing assignment I ever had in school. Every teacher, all the way back to the first grade.
Please join me in once again telling James Wood to shut his ignorant mouth.
the vilification of gender-specific pronouns is another example of the reckless desire for unbridled ‘inclusion’ which is insane
What?? Are some people unworthy of inclusion? I don’t think so.
You weren’t invited!
I invited you. There. This is nuts. As are the non-binary Nazis.
Piss off bob
Never trust a man with no eyebrows
Whenever someone tells me they isn’t a singular pronoun, I ask them if they are sure.
Good one, DrDrew.
Except you wouldn’t. Your question would be “are you sure”. The archaic dictionary references are nutty.
You’re playing games. Or should I have said they are playing games? Or should we have said hizm are playing games? You are all tools for falling for this crazy nonsense.
No, no, no, it’s like this: “They is playing games.”
The new third-person singular!
Us is not amused. 🙂
Sorry. Remembering preferred pronouns is just too much work. I’ll be sitting this trend out.
you would have to have some actual friends before that issue would be relevant.
My preferred pronoun is his royal highness. i insist everyone use that when referring to my royal highness. Yes I really insist. (Pretty stupid, huh?) This will backfire….mark my words.
James Woods is still an ignorant douche regardless of his grammar usage.
I can agree with that.
PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
I really enjoyed his last blockbuster film he hasn’t had in decades…
A has been actor trying to stretch it’s 15 minutes of fame.
Practice what you preach.
“Just this week, Woods also appeared to endorse conspiracy theories surrounding the attack of actor Jussie Smollett, insinuating that the actor faked the violent assault for publicity”
HAHA Queerty might want to take a look at CNN and other mainstream news outlets because they are now reporting that the “violent assault” was staged for publicity
2 hours latter they are reporting unnamed unofficial sources still. Technically even now, as they were 9 hours ago, they are conspiracy theories.
Who is James Woods and why do I need to give a shit?
Itsonlythetruth … I love the irony of someone commenting on a story about grammar and using it’s instead of the correct its. 🙂
Ironic that you think you can apply your rules to him. Maybe that is how he prefers it. New world….
Everyone hates Trolls. Leave.
If anyone respects anyone enough they should call them as they wish to be called.
Other wise I would wind up calling half the population jerk-wad
I agree, this pronoun nonsense is obnoxious, as are some of the commentators.
James Woods is pretty vile, but he got this one right. Non-binary is just nonsense from straight people trying to elbow in on LGBT turf.
Mr Nobody spouts off a bunch of nothing. Why do we care?
“Just this week, Woods also appeared to endorse conspiracy theories surrounding the attack of actor Jussie Smollett, insinuating that the actor faked the violent assault for publicity.”
I would stay well clear of this one.
Poor James irrelevant craving the limelight.
Even “Family Guy” has given up on him. They renamed James Woods High School for Adam West, the late, beloved mayor of Quahog, RI.
There’s a Street in downtown Los Angeles called James woods. I cringe when I drive that.
Other than playing Bill Wilson in My Name is Bill W, I cannot think of another movie in which he acted was worth a damn. Now, if they needed an actor to play an asshole I would wholeheartedly recommend James Woods.
I shall call you “REEK”
Since this story mentions the Jussie hoax as a conspiracy, I will mention it here as well. Why did Queerty remove the latest Jussie story (which contained comments referencing news reports that it’s a reported hoax) from the Queerty news feed?
The story used to be behind the drag queen smoking a cigarette story. Now it vanished. Poof. It can only be found in the ‘Life’ section now but no where to be seen in the main news feed. Why is Queerty trying to hide the Jussie story and pretend it didn’t happen?
…it’s obvious that this terrified asshole is the classic-closet-homo. Many gay men that conceal their true sexual identities will protest the most. And due to our long history of shame attached to being homosexual it isn’t really a surprise…if you can do it, you will do it….
Frank Lee Mideer
Does anyone even care what this “has been” has to say?
Call me by your name was a good film, But I still resent that fact that they didn’t choose queer actors for the roles.
Oh yeah? How does it feel when people call you oriental? Same idea. It’s rude and wrong.
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