If there is one comedian who has your back against bullying, it’s Jon Lovitz. The comedy club owners’ close friend’s daughter was the victim of a cruel prank and Lovitz used his Twitter account to expose the group of young girls responsible for the incident. Attaching a picture of the vandalism, he posted, “Some coward & idiot left this on a friend’s doorstep, yesterday. This is an insult to all of us.” The photo showed Swastikas made with maple syrup on the sidewalk in front of the friend’s house. Even closer to the house lay feces on the doorstep.
Located in Northridge, California, the perpetrators came forward and were no more than three middle school classmates. Since they had only used Maple Syrup on the sidewalk, their mess wasn’t considered permanent (at least not physically) and thus no charges could be pressed.
But Lovitz felt that these girls had got off too easily. He posted a picture of the girls and tweeted again saying, “Let them be famous as Jew haters. Pls RT.” Over 26,000 people follow the 54 year-old-comic.
Being bullied himself, Lovitz had grown up in a Jewish family. He mentioned in an interview,”What’s the difference between what they did and if they drove into an African American’s neighborhood and burned a cross on the lawn?” He continued stating, “It’s the same, and it’s terrorizing this girl.”
Something must have clicked and unlike the police, the middle school was able to take control of the situation and the three girls were expelled. On Tuesday, the excited comedian Tweeted, “UPDATE!!!! The three girls who vandalized my friends home with swastikas and dog crap, have been expelled from their school permanently.”
While the young ones were unable to be disciplined by the police, one of their mothers is being looked into for driving the girls around to and from where the vandalism took place.
Be like Jon Lovitz and don’t take crap from bullies.
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