‘Kong: Skull Island’ director live-tweets ugly confrontation with alt-right plane seatmate

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Things are getting tense out there, folks — it’s almost like there’s a 35-story gorilla in the room no matter where you go. And as we’ve learned, giant gorillas and airplanes don’t mix.

Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts was on a flight Sunday night when he tweeted that he noticed his seat-mate was scrolling through his “heavily alt-right dominated Facebook feed.”

And then it got ugly.

What started out as the unabashedly liberal filmmaker’s commentary on the “self-made echo chamber” of fake Facebook news very quickly spiraled into a confrontation over a spilled drink, a broken phone charger and a bad case of post-election bad manners. Read more…

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