"Glee" star Jane Lynch sparked outrage online this week with a tweet in which she defended billionaires. "Hello everyone. Billionaires in wine caves have as much right to say who gets to be president as waitresses in diners and plumbers in my bathroom. Class warfare is ugly, @ewarren Thanks for listening everyone," she wrote.
The comment came after Elizabeth Warren attacked Pete Buttigieg during Thursday night's Democratic Presidential debate for attending a fundraiser in Napa Valley with rich donors.
The tweet was met with major blowback on Twitter. "Jane Lynch bravely reminding us that billionaires and waitresses have the same political power. Which is why celebrated waiter Michael Bloomberg is able to finance his own campaign," one user wrote.
"Dear Jane Lynch, Waitresses in diners and plumbers in your bathroom are not using their money to buy our elections and stop real change. Billionaires in wine caves are," another said.
"LONG past time we stop letting fat-cat diner waitresses and Jane Lynch's plumbers wield outsize control over our political system, and give struggling billionaires a little bit of influence," someone else said sarcastically.
"The numbers, the records, the paper trail leave this absolutely beyond dispute," another pointed out. "So if you’re taking such offense at people pushing back on that and, y’know, trying not to die? ...Then you’ve made common cause with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell. Against the rest of us."
"Imagine believing it's normal and good for people who make up .001% of the population to have personal, on-demand access to politicians that average people aren't given. Imagine believing that's democracy. smh embarrassed for you," one user commented.
Lynch has not addressed the backlash since writing her tweet three days ago. She has posted a series of other political tweets since then, none of which has drawn the ire that her "wine cave" post did.