John Cusack is rolling his eyes at critics, many of whom are apparent Trump supporters, who called him unpatriotic for seemingly staying seated during a military salute.
Cusack, 52, was at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field when those around him stood for the 7th-inning recognition of U.S. armed forces. Although a photo tweeted by a local news outlet shows him staying put, Cusack says he did rise — it just took him a minute.
"I stood up, just not on [cue] like an obedient pet," he tweeted.
To another commenter, he replied, "Bulls--t. You don't support troops more than me. I want them to come home. A--hole."
Bullshit -you don’t support troops more than me - I want them to come home - asshole RT @antonzilwicky54: And he wonders why people "pounce" when he won't stand for the people who protect and serve. https://t.co/0jkdAUZY6M
He then labeled the far-right critics "flag-sucking halfwits. MAGA deathkkkult freaks."
Although he confirmed that he did actually stand, Cusack also emphasized that he is anti-war, tweeting, "Being anti-war — is pro-troops — pro-human." The actor has long been vocal about this stance; in 2005, he began penning blogs for Huffpost in opposition to the Iraq war and Bush administration.
The actor is a frequent Wrigley Field attendee. He was raised just outside Chicago and now lives there year-round.
John Cusack through the years
John Cusack through the years
PONTIAC - AUGUST 3: GRANDVIEW, U.S.A., theatrical movie originally released August 3, 1984. Pictured left to right, C. Thomas Howell (as Tim Pearson, back to camera), Elizabeth Gorcey (as Bonnie Clark) and John Cusack (as Johnny Maine). Frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 11: John Cusack as Lane Meyer in the 1985 movie, "Better Off Dead". Image is a frame grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
John Cusack in a publicity portrait from the film 'Better Off Dead', 1985. (Photo by CBS/Getty Images)
Swan defender Ian Roberts, on the mend after undergoing major cheat surgery, pictured with girlfriend Lee Cusack and Bourbon the cat at Clovelly today. May 20, 1987. (Photo by John Patrick O'Gready/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).
John Cusack (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 25: John Cusack attends the premiere party for "Scandal" on April 25, 1989 at Stringfellow's in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Actor John Cusack and actress Annette Bening attend the 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 19, 1991 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joan Cusack and John Cusack (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 11: John Cusack attends the premiere of "Bullets Over Broadway" on October 11, 1994 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
John Cusack during "The Rock" San Francisco Premiere at Pier 41 in San Francisco, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 5: John Cusack and Susannah Melvoin attend the premiere of "City Hall" on February 5, 1996 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
John Cusack and Paul Hipp during "Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil" World Premiere in Burbank at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
9th December 1999: Portrait of American actor John Cusack wearing a navy overcoat, a blue sweatshirt, and black jeans, smiling outdoors, Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Munawar Hosain/Fotos International/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: (ITALY OUT) Actor John Cusack looks for a cab at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue October 18, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
John Cusack during "Runaway Jury" - Los Angeles Premiere at Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood, CA, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 21: John Cusack attends the premiere of Focus Features of "The Ice Harvest" November 21, 2005 in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Matt Carmichael/Getty Images)
TOKYO - NOVEMBER 17: Actor John Cusack attends "2012" Japan Premiere at Roppongi Hills Arena on November 17, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on November 21 in Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actor John Cusack speaks at "The Raven" Panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Elizabeth Banks and John Cusack film scenes for "Love and Mercy" on August 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chinchilla/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: John Cusack attends the 'CHI-RAQ' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 28: John Cusack at the Spooky Empire Horror Convention at the Hyatt Regency on October 28, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez / Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 30: A live skype feed with, John Cusack, Executive Producer James L. Brooks, Ione Skye, Director Cameron Crowe and moderator David Edelstein speak at the screening of "Say Anything..." 30th Anniversary - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)