While most Americans were commemorating those who died in battle this past weekend, former game show host and conservative media personality Chuck Woolery was railing against critical race theory in a bizarre tweet.
In reality, the theory acknowledges systemic forms of racism embedded in countless facets of daily American life—an acknowledgment which allows for more productive dialogue regarding issues of race in the United States. But many Republicans consider the theory anti-American for its honesty.
For over a year, Republican lawmakers across the country—following former President Donald Trump's lead—have sought to ban comprehensive history curricula like critical race theory from being taught in American schools and workplace trainings. Most recently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called critical race texts like The 1619 Project "divisive nonsense" in a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, signed by three dozen of McConnell's Republican colleagues.
In his tweet, Woolery appeared to praise the genocidal fascist Adolf Hitler for supposedly cracking down on critical race theory.
Critical Race theory is based on Critical theory, given to the world by Marxists from the Frankfort School in Germa… https://t.co/gumI1Ry8c3— Chuck Woolery (@Chuck Woolery) 1622490120.0
A primary reason for the Frankfurt School's forced closure was due to its critical studies on the violent Nazi ideology and its anti-intellectual movement. The rest of Woolery's claims are...questionable to say the least.
The former Wheel of Fortune host saw his fortunes turn in the court of public opinion.
"When Hitler cracked down on them they moved." And if Hitler cracked down on a group of people, they MUST have bee… https://t.co/SUZymTGls0— Ashton Pittman (@Ashton Pittman) 1622494285.0
Normally when you say “when Hitler cracked down on them” you don’t go on to reveal that someone other than Hitler i… https://t.co/5tQ8aFakrf— Brendel (@Brendel) 1622495091.0
Not only is this incorrect but it’s also appears to be an endorsement of Hitler... what a tweet https://t.co/uSHfKXPx9l— Don’t Argue With Me If You Dont Have Any Citations (@Don’t Argue With Me If You Dont Have Any Citations) 1622552384.0
Not a single accurate statement in this tweet. Just amazing. https://t.co/noMUQ2RPbm— Radio Free Amanda 余美娜 (@Radio Free Amanda 余美娜) 1622492951.0
A silver lining to Trump's rise is uncovering how many people in our country are shameless fascists. https://t.co/ErCabUcpYr— Pé (@Pé) 1622501083.0
I'm often unsure how I feel about fraught issues, but I'm confident in trusting Columbia University's judgment of s… https://t.co/6dhlDoLpPx— Elizabeth Picciuto (@Elizabeth Picciuto) 1622547109.0
They proceeded to roast Woolery in their responses.
Chuck Woolery pitching his new game show, Ways I'm Like Hitler. https://t.co/BCZkJ2ZQde— Nylon Husk (@Nylon Husk) 1622552479.0
In Chuck's fondest dream, Adolf and Eva met on LOVE CONNECTION and the three of them all remained good friends unti… https://t.co/oYdOYcn6OV— Frank Conniff (@Frank Conniff) 1622506837.0
If you find that you must to refer to this no-talent game show troglodyte, make sure to constantly refer to him as… https://t.co/tejHpFiU3Y— Peter Wolf (@Peter Wolf) 1622494008.0
Woolery later lamented that "it's like every liberal Marxist comes out of the woodwork to take their shot" when he trends on Twitter.