- Actor Rick Moranis from Ghostbusters 1984 was attacked in the upper west side of Manhattan early morning on this Thursday.
- The perpetrator is still at large but the press and the police managed to source CCTV footage that divulges the attackers identify.
- The attack was completely unprovoked which left many around the country furious and boiling in anger.
- Everyone took to Twitter to express their dissent and among the big names were Chris Evans, Josh Gad, and James Brown…
With everything going on in the country, tensions are at an all-time high. The president himself has contracted the virus, people around the world still refuse to wear a mask, and moreover, new cases of racial discrimination are on the rise every day.
You would think that amid these tensions people would consider leaving old beloved actors alone but sadly that is not the case. Rick Moranis was out for a walk in the upper west side of Manhattan this Thursday morning when the incident occurred. Rick is known for his portrayal of Louis Tully in the original Ghostbusters.
The camera footage above was sourced from a CCTV near the location of the incident. It shows an unidentified man taking a swing at Rick which knocks him down. The incident soon gained mass popularity when the footage came to light and everybody was shocked at the assailant’s actions. Sadly the perpetrator is still at large…
Realizing what was going down, celebrities and Twitter users soon started sharing their opinions which expressed dissent and anger towards the assailant’s actions. Among the celebrities was also Marvel’s Captain America, Chris Evans. Chris was visibly upset and wrote the following on twitter.
My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick MoranisChris Evans
The incident was confirmed by one representative of Rick Moranis who said…
Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.Troy Bailey, Rick’s representative
Twitter users soon flocked to Chris Evans’s tweet to express their dissent over Rick Moranis being attacked, with the top replies being the following.
Not only the users but Ryan Reynolds was also affected by the incident. The actor had earlier enlisted Rick’s help to promote his cellular carrier Mint Mobile through a well-known advertisement.
Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020. Glad to hear he’s okay.Ryan Reynolds via Twitter
Rick Moranis is no stranger to Hollywood btw. If you haven’t seen the old Ghostbusters then you might know him as the dad from Honey I Shrunk The Kids movies. The actor was supposed to reprise his role in the upcoming remake called ‘Shrunk’ alongside Josh Gad. Josh is known to be quite vocal about his emotions and Rick’s co-star for the upcoming project was also visibly angry about the assault…
The rage I am feeling right now is beyond words. Who does this? What psychopath does something like this to a man in his 60’s. Speedy recovery my friend,Josh Gad via Twitter
He was then joined by James Woods who took this time to sarcastically call out the current racial scenario of the country…
Finally! The one thing every American can agree on. The man who beat #RickMoranis for absolutely no reason should be boiled in oil aliveJames Woods via Twitter
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