Trump-hating actor Tom Arnold is evading his apparent suspension by Twitter for racist, sexist comments against Trump supporters Diamond and Silk by using an account under the name of his 6-year-old son Jax Arnold. The account was used to issue a threat of violence against those who reported Tom Arnold’s tweets.
The @thejaxarnold account bio reads, “My sister is Quinn Arnold and Tom Arnold is my old man. We just got 4 hamsters. I believe in Santa Claus, The Hanukkah Guy, The Tooth Fairy and The Candy Witch” and links to a charity in the name of Jax Arnold called Kids Helping Kids.
Tom Arnold, image via Twitter avatar.
Diamond and Silk with President Trump.
Diamond and Silk, 2017 screen image via Natural News.
The account @thejaxarnold was dormant for a month from the end of September (with just a handful of tweets each month before) until October 29 when a proliferation of tweets commenced that continued through Monday. The timing coincides with the abrupt absence of activity on Tom Arnold’s blue check mark Twitter account from October 29. A few days before then Arnold had engaged in an online feud with Diamond and Silk and used crude racist and sexually harassing language to attack them.
Is this tweet considered online sexual harassment or predatory behavior? Where is the #MeToo movement?@TomArnold, you may not have respect for yourself but you don't get to disrespect Diamond and Silk! pic.twitter.com/1aU25Kgl8P
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) October 27, 2019
It took a day, but Arnold’s tweet was taken down by Twitter for violating posting rules.
A follow-up racist, sexist tweet by Arnold that stayed up for several days was taken down late Sunday night or Monday.
“You wrote @ me first. Expressed your bug ass love for me on Twitter many times. You’ve made sexy videos about me for the world to see. You SAID MY NAME. Now stop playin G’s. Our love is sacred. Get on over here. Grab Popeyes Chicken on way. Wings & thighs. Dark meat only babies.”
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 27, 2019
On October 29 the @thejaxarnold account came back to action with a tweet promoting Tom Arnold’s new Hallmark Channel Christmas movie that used the first person to refer to Tom, “My new movie Christmas Scavenger Hunt premieres Sunday Nov 3”
A few tweets that followed mostly focused on Tom Arnold and his kids celebrating Halloween and coyly referred to Tom Arnold in the third person, but the @thejaxarnold account also went full on with Tom Arnold’s nasty political tweets, including one threatening violence, while noting Tom Arnold’s absence from his official account.
This tweet threatened violence against what appears to be a host of people copied on the tweet, including Diamond and Silk, “Snitches get stitches narc”
The threat was made in reference to a poster who claimed to have reported Tom Arnold’s abusive tweets to Diamond and Silk.
Tom Arnold is in Florida this week for several live productions of the Family Feud game show. He appeared on a local morning radio show to and TV show promote the Family Feud stop on Monday night in Clearwater. The @thejaxarnold account was used to promote the interviews via retweets.
Thank you @TomArnold for hanging with us! See him tonight @RuthEckerdHall #FamilyFeud pic.twitter.com/6UyBDITUdY
— Mike Calta (@MrMikeCalta) November 4, 2019
Yes, an ambush selfie with @TomArnold … Thanks, Tom. #MondayMotivation #wtsp #chanceencounter #celebrity pic.twitter.com/92IO3urIRM
— Courtney Robinson (@CourtneyWTSP) November 4, 2019
Arnold was the old charming performer on set and was not questioned about his racist, sexist attacks on Diamond and Silk.
UPDATE: Tom Arnold spoke about his Twitter feud with Diamond and Silk on the Mike Calta Show Monday morning, but only in the broadest of terms. The friendly half-hour interview with Calta touched on the Twitter controversy about midway, with Calta ever so gently remonstrating Arnold for telling the sisters to bring him fried chicken.