Mystal was seemingly alluding to a controversy involving Alito undertaking a trip to Rome with a religious group, according to Raw Story. The progressive writer’s suggestion of underwater tourism is no mere allusion to deep-sea exploration. The tweet was made in the midst of the search for a commercial submersible that went missing in the Atlantic Ocean with five souls aboard. Three tourists, a submersible company CEO, and a pilot are presumed dead after debris of the craft was discovered by the U.S Coast Guard, according to The New York Times. Mystal went on to walk back the tweet in question as a mere “joke,” while objecting to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the legal precedent of Roe v. Wade.
Next time some rich white person wants to take Sam Alito on an expensive trip, please take him to see the Titanic.— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) June 21, 2023
Apart from calling it a “joke,” Mystal declined to otherwise apologize for the violent joke. Other Twitter users criticized Mystal for remarks calling for a Supreme Court Justice’s demise.
That was a joke.This is vilehttps://t.co/AYYI6VGPyL — Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) June 22, 2023
You’re a sociopathic, sick, racist.— Sara Rose 🇺🇸🌹 (@saras76) June 22, 2023
The frequent MSNBC guest and contributor has expressed hate speech targeting white Americans and conservatives before.
@elonmusk isn’t this considered hate speech?— Pro Swing Trading 📈😎🇺🇸 (@Pro__Trading) June 22, 2023
It’s believed that the passengers on board the OceanGate private submersible perished when their craft experienced a sudden loss of pressure and imploded. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Anyway, I guess I should go back to watching a majority of white Americans vote for fascism while getting criticized for pointing out that it’s white people doing this over the objection of every nonwhite voting bloc.— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 7, 2022