Conservative Christian writer and former Fox News radio program host Todd Starnes voiced frustration over all the social distancing restrictions which seemingly prevented him from buying a toaster.
Starnes is most notable for his anti-LGBTQ sentiments, having written about “the homosexual agenda” for the Baptist Press. He’s also a rabid conspiracy theorist and was fired from the radio program after saying that American Democrats worship Moloch, a pagan god that’s associated with child sacrifice, The Daily Dot reports.
Last week, he took to Twitter and complained that social distancing guidelines prevented him from buying a toaster at the store.
Dropped by a department store to buy a toaster oven. Mandatory hand sanitizer squirt and mask. One way aisles and if you deviate from the approved zone for customers – they sternly lecture you. The country as we know it has been destroyed. And I still don’t have a toaster.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 8, 2020
“Dropped by a department store to buy a toaster oven,” he wrote. “Mandatory hand sanitizer squirt and mask. One way aisles and if you deviate from the approved zone for customers – they sternly lecture you. The country as we know it has been destroyed. And I still don’t have a toaster.”
Unsurprisingly, some of Starnes’ critics on Twitter had a good laugh:
Do these interchangeable Trump boosters get a call in the morning telling them it's their turn to be the laughingstock distraction today?
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 9, 2020
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 9, 2020
But Congressman, he is also having to live without a toaster. Without a toaster! A more staggeringly heart wrenching tale has never been told.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 9, 2020
Look on the bright side.
A grown man who can’t figure out how to order something online would probably get his dick caught in a toaster.
You may have dodged a bullet, Todd.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 9, 2020
of all the crazy stuff happening; the right-wing's dramatic U-turn from toxic chest-thumping 'men-are-the-superior creature, we protect our families' machismo to whining piss-babies willing to sacrifice their grannies while also falling apart at slight inconvenience is a surprise
— Mighty Ben Britten (@benbritten) May 9, 2020
Could you imagine this guy on the covered wagon migration out west? “How can I be expected to PIONEER NEW LANDS with these unsanded WAGON WHEELS giving me SPLINTERS EVERY FORTNIGHT”
— CampConfinement (@CampONeill) May 8, 2020