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Brave 'La La Land' Director Joined Twitter Today Because Only He Can Save Us From Fascism

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On Wednesday morning as the country burned, La La Land writer-director Damien Chazelle was moved to join Twitter, a popular microblogging platform that peaked in 2014, because he felt "a responsibility" to engage in on-the-ground organizing add his "voice to the chorus."

This was a truly funny coincidence, because this morning I woke up, looked at the news, and then slowly whispered aloud to myself Today will be the day that a moderately good looking white man who went to Harvard finally saves us by tweeting the perfect thing. Today will be the day... like I do every morning, part mantra, part prayer.

Just as Ryan Gosling had boldly bucked convention to play his jazz music at the bar in La La Land, the Academy Award-winner (or his assistant) took a stand at 8:59 a.m. this morning and began a 10-part tweetstorm on the State of America. It was delivered over the next 29 minutes. Here it is in full: (Note: the proper Twitter handle for the Black Lives Matter movement is @Blklivesmatter. @BLMNational is the primary Twitter account for the Bureau of Land Management, a government agency.)

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Honestly, this is all very nice and well intentioned. Everyone should donate to the ACLU and the NAACP and Swing Left and Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter! We don't mean to drag. But it's just so, well, La La Land—smug but unobjectionable, masquerading as Something Important. Also, we always thought if anyone from that film was going to save us, it would be Jordan Horowitz!

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Anyway, Chazelle, who now has 4,651 followers, has also taken the time to expound on free speech and retweet one nice looking white woman and Vice. Yes, the same (excellent!) Vice News episode everyone and your mother has already linked to. Welcome to Twitter, Damien!

[H/T: Deadline]