Sep. 27, 2012 at 11:57 AM ET
Hey, Mitt Romney: actor Samuel L. Jackson has it out for you, and Obama supporters, the actor's got a strong message for you, too. In a political ad/video funded by the Jewish Council for Education & Research, Jackson tells voters in the same vein of the bedtime book he narrated, "Go the F@#k to Sleep," that they need to "Wake the F@#k Up."
In the video (which includes multiple uses of the F-word -- though it's bleeped in the above version), Jackson narrates a message about taking a careful look at the candidates and not being lazy about the election. An excerpt:
"Sorry my friends, but there's no time to snore
An out-of-touch millionaire just declared war.
On school, the environment, unions, fair pay.
We're all on our own if Romney has his way.
And he's against safety nets, if you fall, tough luck.
So I strongly suggest that you wake the f--- up."
Jackson's video is likely to go quite viral, thanks to his increasingly popular online presence. As one of the break-out Tweeters of the 2012 London Olympics, Jackson has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers.
And while he didn't use the Twitter platform to spread the word about his political video, Jackson has made political commentary on the platform before. After Hurricane Issac did not make landfall in a time or place to interrupt the GOP Convention, he tweeted, "Unfair S---: GOP spared by Issac! NOLA prolly f----- again! Not Understanding God's plan!" While that tweet shows off Jackson's penchant for inflammatory (and profanity-laden) syntax, some are intended more to start a dialogue: "If U had a direct line to Mitt, like U do to me, what would you say? Seeking knowledge not vitriol!"
Also in Entertainment: