Clint Eastwood's RNC Speech To An Invisible Obama Mocked By Hollywood On Twitter

Invisible ObamaClint Eastwood made Twitter's Day — or at least its night. The veteran actor and filmmaker's bizarre, aimless speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Thursday night — to a chair that purportedly contained an invisible President Obama — brought out plenty of celebrity tweeters on the social media site.

As of Friday morning "Eastwood" was still trending intermittently on the Twitter, and a number of actors and filmmakers' comments were among the reactions to the Unforgiven actor's speech.

Among them was Magic Mike actress Olivia Munn who tweeted: "Clint Eastwood was talking to an empty chair at the RNC...No, that's not the set-up to a joke. Its not even a joke."

This Is 40 filmmaker Judd Apatow had fun with the subject on a more oblique level.  "Clint used to be Every Which 'But'Loose. Tonight he got loose,"  Apatow tweeted. The truncated film title was a reference to Eastwood's  1978 buddy picture with an orangutan, Every Which Way But Loose, which seemed to mystify Apatow:  "How does that title refer to a relationship with orangutans?" He wrote. "Really. How?"

Shaun of the Dead filmmaker Simon Pegg weighed in from the UK, tweeting: "Woken up to excited chatter in the US. Apparently Clint Eastwood had an argument with an empty chair regarding its political standpoint."

Star Trek actor George Takei also weighed in tweeting: Clint Eastwood's RNC speech was to imaginary Obama in an empty chair. I'm drafting a DNC speech to imaginary Romney in an empty factory."


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  • nickp91 says:

    In 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

  • deangarr says:

    How many ways can one say, "mistake"?
    Republican convention went off the rails with this one.

    Is this a taste of what Republican good judgment looks like?
    What the hell were they thinking?

    This was the last night of the Republican convention.
    And we are given this?

    I am going to try to forget this misstep by this great actor, director.
    Right now, I can only managed to feel sorry for him.
    And to feel sorry for the poor bozo who talked the convention committee into this stunt.

  • missmatson says:

    Maybe some members of the GOP should try talking to the real President, not an empty idea of him. He was at one point ready to listen to them and make compromises with them, hard to do now
    as they are as sadly looney as poor Clint here

  • Glen Hull says:

    Wow, is that what passes for "mocking" in Hollywood? 4-time Academy award winning Icon vs.
    p**sy whipped director. How do I choose?

  • sunflowerpower says:

    The 2012 Wishlist: To see Oscar-winning motion picture director and Democrat Martin Scorsese make the perfect 120-second response to this rambling octogenarian's partisan spiel.

  • joyce says:

    His speech definitely made some waves in the internet community! My Dish coworker told me that there has even been a new internet trend invented in Eastwood’s honor, like “planking”, called “Eastwooding” where people are taking pictures of empty chairs. How hilarious is that? I’m so glad I didn’t miss out on watching this iconic speech or else I would’ve been way out of the loop. I completely forgot to record the RNC, but luckily my Hopper DVR has the PrimeTime Any Time feature, which auto-records big events and all the major networks during primetime hours, so I had a recording waiting for me when I got home after all! Make sure to look up “Eastwooding”; it’s hilarious!

  • Daisy says:

    Of course, the writer of this article is a libtard and most of the poster are too.

  • Dods says:

    Liberals don't want to hear the truth that Obama is a failure. They all drank Obama's kool aid.

  • Michael Ballman says:

    This is a perfect example of how the Republicans tried to talk to Obama but he was never in the White House Chair. He was out playing more golf then all of the PGA players combined and not doing his job of getting of the unemployment down like he promised. Now he is fighting to keep his job which Mr Eastwood said " If they are not doing their job then it's time to get rid of them".

  • Joan Beatty says:

    To me the empty chair represented all of the empty promises that President Obama made.
    I thought Mr. Eastwood was great and to the point.