It’s not clear how tongue-in-cheek his comment was, but it’s gaining traction on Twitter.
Thinking of going as Donald Trump for Halloween. Because some clowns are just so terrifying.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 25, 2017
Takei is a vocal critic of Trump and his administration and regularly uses the commander in chief’s favorite social media channel to call him out.
For example, he also likened Trump to a clown on Tuesday when posting about The New Yorker’s new cover.
Pennywise has got nothing on you, Donald. https://t.co/lC4R5TKmLZ— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 24, 2017
Takei’s latest post was well received on Twitter, although some fans did suggest he “think of the kids” and go with an alternative costume.
I’ll go with you...I can be Zombie Barbie Kellyanne!— Shomeo (@SassBaller) October 25, 2017
Don’t do it! Think of the kids!— Art Reyes (@ArtReyesii) October 25, 2017
Has anyone done a Trump/Pennywise morph yet? Not really fair to poor Pennywise, but still...— Bradley Lawrence (@ishist) October 25, 2017
I'm so grateful for @GeorgeTakei and his unwavering speaking truth to power on Twitter.— Matt Miner (@MattMinerXVX) October 25, 2017
No, don't--some fool might attack you— Serabbi (@Serabbi) October 25, 2017
I thought of carving a Trumpkin, but it seems cruel to do that to my pumpkin— CivilSocietyShirts (@CivilSocShirts) October 25, 2017
Was thinking the same but I thought I'd keep scaring myself— Peggy Stine (@PeggyStine) October 25, 2017
The risk of a scandal breaking and you getting wrongfully arrested for his actions is too great.— Steven Hume (@IronScotsman) October 25, 2017
Dress as someone less offensive than him.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.