Ayanna Pressley tweets 'I don't endorse violence' after stealth deleting tweet endorsing violence

On “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin called out Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley who tweeted — then deleted — support for violent solutions after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock for making an offensive joke at the Oscars.

Pressley tweeted and then promptly deleted support for Smith's violent reaction to Rock's about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia areata.

""#Alopecia nation stand up! Thank you #WillSmith,” Pressley, who also has alopecia, tweeted. “Shout out to all the husbands who defend their wives living with alopecia in the face of daily ignorance & insults ... Women with baldies are for real men only only. boys need not apply."

Just-deleted tweet from Rep. Ayanna Pressley #mapoli #Oscarspic.twitter.com/gGFlStTQ3D
— Grace Panetta (@Grace Panetta) 1648435754

After deleting her initial tweet, Pressley changed her tune and posted a new tweet saying she does not "endorse violence in any form."

My life's work has always been about trauma & healing.\n\nI\u2019m a survivor - I don\u2019t endorse violence in any form.
— Ayanna Pressley (@Ayanna Pressley) 1648481554

Dave shared his own experience with alopecia but emphasized that the leftist message "violence is okay when you're offended" is anything but okay.

"You're allowed to joke about people, and then people are allowed to make fun of you. They're allowed to not associate with you. They're allowed to mock you ... they're not allowed to physically assault you," Dave said. "This is what laws are. We have freedom of speech and if someone says something mean to you, you can ignore them or you can say something mean to them, but you can't attack them."

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Far-left Democrat Ayanna Pressley tweets praise for Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Oscars — then tweet is gone moments later

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley tweeted praise for actor Will Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock onstage during the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, then apparently deleted the tweet moments later, Politico reported.

Smith slapped Rock after the comedian joked about the lack of hair on Jada Pinkett Smith's head. Pinkett Smith, Will Smith's wife, revealed in 2018 her diagnosis of alopecia, an autoimmune disease that results in hair loss, NBC News reported.

Pressely, a Massachusetts politician, also has alopecia.

What did Pressley's tweet say?

"#Alopecia nation stand up! Thank you #WillSmith,” Pressley tweeted, according to NBC News. “Shout out to all the husbands who defend their wives living with alopecia in the face of daily ignorance & insults.” The network reported that Pressley's tweet also said, “Women with baldies are for real men only … boys need not apply."

Just-deleted tweet from Rep. Ayanna Pressley #mapoli #Oscarspic.twitter.com/gGFlStTQ3D
— Grace Panetta (@Grace Panetta) 1648435754

Pressley — whose tweet included a photo of herself with her husband Conan Harris — apparently deleted the tweet shortly after posting it, Politico said.

Another Democrat — U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York — also tweeted what seemed to be support for Smith's slap before apparently scrubbing it from Twitter, NBC News said.

"Teachable Moment: Don't joke about a Black Woman's hair," the tweet read, according to the network.

Jamaal Bowman also briefly tweeted about Will Smith assaulting Chris Rock before deleting itpic.twitter.com/KLKXbI4o9E
— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs) 1648436039

Neither Pressley nor Bowman explained why their tweets were deleted, NBC News said, adding that requests for comment from their offices were not immediately returned.

Anything else?

After Smith slapped Rock, Smith turned around and walked back to his seat, sat down, and twice hollered at Rock, "Keep my wife's name out your f***ing mouth!"

Content warning: Profanity:

VIA JAPANESE TELEVISION: The uncensored exchange between Will Smith and Chris Rockpic.twitter.com/j0Z184ZyXa
— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke) 1648434735

Minutes later, Smith received a best actor Oscar for "King Richard," in which he portrays Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams.

Smith got a standing ovation as he took the stage, after which he said as part of his acceptance speech that "Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family." Smith added that "I am overwhelmed by what God is calling on me to do and be in this world" and that he's "being called on in my life to love people, and to protect people, and to be a river to my people."

Smith added, "Now I know that to do what we do; you gotta be able to take abuse, you gotta be able to have people talk crazy about you in this business; you’ve got to be able to have people disrespecting you. You’ve got to smile and pretend like that’s OK." Smith also thanked fellow actor Denzel Washington for telling him minutes before, "At your highest moment, be careful. That’s when the devil comes for you."

The actor also issued an apology — but not to Rock.

"I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees," Smith said, adding that "art imitates life ... I look like the crazy father, just like they said about Richard Williams. Love will make you do crazy things. ... Thank you, I hope the Academy invites me back."