‘Kong: Skull Island’ director live-tweets spat with alt-right plane seatmate


“Kong: Skull Island” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts at Comic-Con.
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Things are getting tense out there, folks it’s almost like there’s a 35-story gorilla in the room no matter where you go. And as we’ve learned, giant gorillas and airplanes don’t mix.

Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts was on a flight Sunday night when he tweeted that he noticed his seat-mate was scrolling through his “heavily alt-right dominated Facebook feed.”

And then it got ugly.

What started out as the unabashedly liberal filmmaker’s commentary on the “self-made echo chamber” of fake Facebook news very quickly spiraled into a confrontation over a spilled drink, a broken phone charger and a bad case of post-election bad manners.

The guy with whom Vogt-Roberts tangled was not identified, but eventually captured on video:

Image: twitter

Here, told in 74 tweets, is a tale of two weary travelers whose seat assignments brought them together, but whose politics and so very much more drove them apart in what the director called “a metaphor for Trump’s America.”

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