It isn’t news that actor, writer, and director Sylvester Stallone has continued to maintain a busy career since the height of his career in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In fact, he’s just recently assisted in rejuvenating the Rocky franchise with the last couple installments of the Creed spin-off series. He also recently came back for another round as war hero John Rambo in the 2019 action film Rambo: Last Blood. With that said, Sylvester Stallone had his popularity on social media take a hit recently when Twitter decided to cancel him.
As you can see in some of the tweets down below, it appears that a vast number of Twitter users decided to cancel Sylvester Stallone for a relatively simple reason. It appears that his decision to become a member of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club is the reason Twitter became so instigated to cancel the Hollywood icon. Sylvester Stallone’s choice to spend $200,000 on becoming a member prompted some of the following responses:
Sad to see that Sly Stallone is joining Mar-a-Lago.
Must have taken too many shots to the head while filming the 86 different Rocky movies.
— Brian O'Sullivan (@osullivanauthor) April 12, 2021
— AsherWhites (@AsherWhites) April 12, 2021
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) April 12, 2021
Say it ain’t so!
Sylvester Stallone not only bought a house near Mar-a-Lago, but he’s joined the club as a member.
Move over Jon Voight, Gary Busey, and Dennis Quaid.
There’s a new scumb*g in town.
— Dr. David A. Lustig (@drdave1999) April 12, 2021
Raise your hand if you've canceled MAGA sympathizer Sylvester Stallone.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) April 12, 2021
For years I enjoyed Sly Stallone's work, but now that he has gone full MAGA. Off the list! Will not watch anything he is in as I do not want him getting royalties off my time. EVER!. What the hell goes wrong with a person chosing to enter the world of Racists, Fascists and Nazis?
— Dennis Buchholz (@Denis_Buchholz) April 12, 2021
Sylvester Stallone watches Donald Trump incite a terrorist attack upon our nation and now wants to support Trump even more. https://t.co/NB2OS3MdP8
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) April 12, 2021
People are trying to cancel Sylvester Stallone because he joined a golf course near his new home. That's where we are now. Cancelling people based on golf courses.
— Yeticast (@Yeticast) April 12, 2021
The city of Philadelphia needs to take down the Rocky Statue…immediately!#cancelStallone
— jba65 (@BruceAnders5) April 12, 2021
Today’s Hollywood scoring: Will Smith is a hero and Sylvester Stallone is a zero. Smith and Apple Studios pull out of film project in Georgia. Stallone supports criminal ex-president by joining Mar-a-Lago. Thank you Will. Shameful Sly. Let’s spread the word.
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) April 12, 2021
Cancel Culture Mob – "We need to cancel Sylvester Stallone."
Sylvester Stallone – "So you have chosen death." pic.twitter.com/EPcMCxI36t
— Justin Crasto Jr. (@JCrasto16) April 12, 2021
Today's cancel target is Sly Stallone. How long until he's removed from SUICIDE SQUAD?
— Nathaniel Wright and History (@NateAndHist) April 12, 2021
Left woke mob think that Stallone gives a shit they will try to cancel him. https://t.co/kJDV3ivhP1
— Wear A Face, Save Humanity (@AllLiberty1776) April 12, 2021
There are clearly a varied degree of responses to Sylvester Stallone’s actions. A large number of people are upset and want to see the actor canceled for having joined the Mar-a-Lago club. Others, however, are upset with cancel culture and the need to target Sylvester Stallone. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Sylvester Stallone was targeted. In fact, close to the release of Rambo: Last Blood, many social media users insisted that the movie was a racist portrayal of Mexico and that Sylvester Stallone moved too far from the franchise’s roots. Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that Sylvester Stallone is just doing what he wants to do. And for now, those decisions have led him to an ongoing career that’s continuing to be successful in many ways.
For example, fans will soon be able to see Sylvester Stallone take on the voice of King Shark in James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad. As of this time, it seems unlikely that he’ll be removed from the film. Of course, in this day and age, it’s difficult to tell who might be fired or canceled from what.
Update: The actor has since responded to the backlash in an Instagram post:
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