Actor George Takei began receiving backlash online after the former Star Trek star tweeted out a message Friday afternoon telling Americans they could shoulder the weight of an American economic conflict with Russia.
"Americans: We can endure higher prices for food and gas if it means putting the screws to Putin. Consider it a patriotic donation in the fight for freedom over tyranny," Takei wrote.
But with prices already rising due to inflation and many Americans feeling the pain at the pump at gas stations across the country, the actor’s economic and international policy advice was not well received.
Users online were quick call out Takei for being out of touch with the realities that many Americans are facing trying to make ends meet.
Many social media pundits were also quick to note Takei's wealth in context with his comments. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Takei is worth approximately $14 million.