Yesterday afternoon, as America celebrated its independence, noted chef and television host Anthony Bourdain took to Twitter to shoot off some fireworks of his own.
Bourdain mainly uses his Twitter account to shitpost about that Ol’ Time Rock And Roll and ’70s cinema (he posted a picture a few weeks earlier of him talking with Francis Ford Coppola, the beloved director of Jack and Finian’s Rainbow), but on the holiday (July 4) had a searing hot take about one of our favorite movies of the summer.
It’s pretty direct and to the point.
Fuck BABY DRIVER.
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) July 4, 2017
Oof, harsh, dude!
But Bourdain was not alone! Many came out of the internet ether to express their support for his vulgar take, including noted Boondocks Saints II and Wild Hogs star Peter Fonda, who surely had better things to be doing on the Fourth of July than expressing sympathy for a celebrity chef’s hot missives.
I'm with him 👇 https://t.co/Bi2zldQW2p
— Peter Henry Fonda (@iamfonda) July 4, 2017
Naturally, film Twitter disagreed like mad. Here are a few of our favorites…
I don't give a shit, I will fucking fight Anthony Bourdain pic.twitter.com/M7zsfmfRbK
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) July 4, 2017
Anthony Bourdain: Wrong about vegans, wrong about BABY DRIVER…wrong for America. pic.twitter.com/vr8TXjbCtC
— Wilson Smith 🌹 (@SailorGoodspeed) July 4, 2017
did you relapse https://t.co/ScTu9EC2hN
— Britt Hayes, Esq. (@MissBrittHayes) July 4, 2017
Friends like Baby Driver: oh aight I might see it when it comes to airplanes
Anthony Bourdain hates Baby Driver: Oh hell yeah gotta see that
— Johnny Landmine (@johnnylandmine) July 5, 2017
Bourdain: fuck baby driver, in fact you know it reminds me of a time I went to CBGB in 1978, to see a little group called the New York Dolls
— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) July 5, 2017
All in all, this was significantly more entertaining than Cena’s return on Smackdown last night, regardless of who’s side you fell on. And hey — it’s always great when a movie inspires this much of a reaction from its audience, and it’s significantly more fun for all involved when the exchange of ideas online inspires some great humor.
Baby Driver is in theaters everywhere.