You know how in Friends, Michael Rapaport’s character seems really nice at first, and then when we get to know him properly as Phoebe moves in, he shoots a bird for no reason? It’s looking like he’s actually a bit like that in real life.

The 48-year-old actor and comedian became a favourite on Twitter with his no holds barred approach to the likes of Donald Trump and Laura Ingram, and also a hilarious video where a weird cat was outside his home, but a recent tweet of his as done more than ruffle a few feathers.

Posting a picture of Ariana Grande posing with no makeup on, Rapaport commented:

Ariana Grande is 27 acts 12, you take off those boots she hides her legs in, the cat eye make up and the genie pony tale and I think there’s hotter women working the counter at Starbucks no disrespect to Starbucks.

Before plugging his podcast.

It was a dangerously unnecessary comment to make about someone nearly half his age and it genuinely seems like he only posted it to get a rise out of either her or her fans.

The latter definitely happened…

It’s hard to disagree with what they’re saying, really.

He later backed his point up, saying that people label him a hero when he tries to take Donald Trump and co. down a notch, but turn on him as soon as he mentions anyone they like. He then brandished everyone what is surely 2019 word of the year, “Snowflakes”.

I think the difference is, Michael, that the people you previously mocked were, and still are, genuinely harmful to society. Ariana Grande is a singer… she sings… well.

Not only that, but she’s an activist and she’s dangerously good to her fans, and after the tragic Manchester bombing, her behaviour was absolutely exemplary.

What he was trying to do, I imagine, is try to knock someone off the pedestal that they maybe didn’t deserve (in his opinion). Even I get wound up when I say that Beyoncé is constantly being deified for, from what I can tell, being good at singing and being pretty.

Obviously that’s two more talents than I have, but celebrities getting god-status is probably being taken too far these days.

Nonetheless, Rapaport’s statements were completely uncalled for and, primarily, untrue.

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