'Silicon Valley' Costars Harassed by Donald Trump Supporters at L.A. Bar

The Hollywood Reporter

Silicon Valley stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch were called "cucks" and harassed by Donald Trump supporters while out at a bar in Los Angeles on Friday night.

The costars took to Twitter on Saturday morning to recount the incident, explaining how "two white dudes" in their twenties approached the stars of the HBO comedy to say their opinions about the president-elect are wrong. The pair, who were out in L.A.'s Silver Lake, were then called "cucks," a term that Middleditch explains as an "Alt right term. Look it up, it's not positive." 

Was at a bar last night with @Middleditch. At the end of the night, 2 white dudes, 20's, who'd been there for hours came up to us.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

"We're big fans of you guys. (To Thomas) I trolled you on twitter yesterday." He goes on to say how we're wrong about Trump.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

I go "Hey we don't wanna discuss politics right now." His friends goes "oh they're cucks." Then starts yelling at us. "CUCKS CUCKS CUCKS!"

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

Middleditch shared Wikipedia's definition of "cuck," which is short for "cuckservative," a term being used among alt-right conservatives to describe someone who is weak and who has "bought into the key premises of the left."

The actor described the word as "the new term Trump bigots use." (See below.)

Nanjiani goes on to share that the bar kicked the Trump supporters out. "This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by ppl. I can't imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts," he writes. "We can't let hate/racism/bigotry/sexism be normalized. If something happens, be safe, but let it be known we won't stand for this."

He starts getting in my face. Thomas puts his hand on the dude's chest to stop him. "Don't touch me you cuck. Wanna go outside?"

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

At this point, the bouncer runs over, grabs them, kicks them out. The bartender is awesome & apologetic. Thomas & I are stunned.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by ppl. I can't imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

We can't let hate/racism/bigotry/sexism be normalized. If something happens, be safe, but let it be known we won't stand for this.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

Many ppl are like "just cuz I voted for Trump doesn't mean I'm racist/sexist." Ok, but at best, you ignored it, you overlooked it.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

We thought Internet would give us access to ppl w different points of view. Instead it gives us access to many ppl w the same point of view.

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016

He ends by tweeting, "In short, Im cuck af." 

Middleditch also shared details of the incident on his Twitter feed, where he engaged in back-and-forth conversation with other Twitter users about the rhetoric.

Out with @kumailn; for no reason two dudes came at us with Trump right wing shit, calling us "cucks". Never in my life. I hate this. Week 1.

- Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 12, 2016

.@Shersbet @kumailn damn you. It's real. Wake up. Bouncer removed these people. Shame on you. What is happening?!

- Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 12, 2016

Btw, "cuck" is an Alt Right term. Look it up, it's not positive.

- Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 12, 2016

.@Tallarico @Thesixler @kumailn This was in Silver Lake. Gentrification central. Unbelievable.

- Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 12, 2016

.@kumailn Yes! Either you agreed with the sketchy rhetoric or you turned a blind eye to it. Bad news either way.

- Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 12, 2016

"Cuck". It's the new term Trump bigots use. https://t.co/vR4ulrfNkm

- Thomas Middleditch (@Middleditch) November 12, 2016

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