'I am in no way this kind of person.'He added that he would 'never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have.' Reddit user Han A**hole Solo then came forward to take credit for the GIF, writing he was 'honored,' saying 'Holy s***!!
I wake up and have my morning coffee and who retweets my s*** post but the MAGA (Make America great again) EMPORER himself!!! He also issued a warning to his fellow Redditors asking anyone considering trolling another person to 'put themselves in their shoes' first.
#urwelcome #CNNBlackmail,' conservative author Tammy Bruce wrote.'When Trump goes low CNN goes lower: threatens to dox artist behind "CNN head" video if he makes fun of them again,' Assange tweeted.
Ted Cruz also chimed in, floating the idea CNN could have committed a crime.'Troubling.
It was intended only to mean we made no agreement w/the man about his identity.' Despite the explanations from the CNN writer, the phrase '#CNNBlackmail' was a trending topic on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
It comes after Han A**hole Solo explained in his apology - which has been deleted from R/The_Donald - he posted it and other comments to 'get a reaction' but claimed he 'never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts.' 'I have the highest respect for the journalist community and they put their lives on the line every day with the jobs that they do in reporting the news,' he wrote.'It was a prank, nothing more.'Since taking credit for the president's GIF tweet, his previous posts on the discussion site - many of which were racist and contained anti-Semitic imagery - were dug up and began circulating on social media.'I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-Semitic,' he said.
Opponents of the network accused it of blackmail after an article was published on Tuesday explaining how reporters had been able to identify and get in contact with 'Han A**hole Solo', the Reddit user who created the GIF used by Trump in his latest attack on the media over the weekend.In the interview, "Han A**hole Solo" sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family.Andrew Kaczynski, a reporter with CNN's KFile, wrote he had been: 'able to determine key biographical details, to find the man's name using a Facebook search and ultimately corroborate details he had made available on Reddit The line about 'reserving the right' to name the user in future is what has been seized upon by countless opponents of the network, including hundreds of anonymous posters on Reddit and Twitter, to accuse CNN of 'blackmail'.'CNN LITERALLY DOXXED A PRIVATE CITIZEN AMD THREATENED TO RELEASE HIS PUBLIC INFO IF HE DIDN'T APOLOGIZE, SERIOUSLY WHAT THE F***ING F***,' a user called 'Extinct White Male' wrote on R/The_Donald.'CNN is f***ing ISIS......But not everyone is happy with this year’s design, primarily because the cup is not red and is too festive for their liking.Twitter user @nicole_bee took to the social media site to say she’s ‘not a fan’.
nobody should ever apologize when FNN (Fraud News Network) is the enemy,' another user wrote in response.