A notorious Twitter troll just hijacked an HLN segment about Edward Snowden

When HLN invited notorious Twitter user John Hendren, better known by his handle @fart, to appear on “The Daily Share” and discuss Edward Snowden, they should have known there was potential for some serious trolling.

When asked about Snowden, who made headlines this week after 
joining Twitter, Hendren responded with answers about Edward Scissorhands, the titular character of Tim Burton’s 1990 film.

“Well, you know, to say that he couldn’t harm somebody with what he did … he could, absolutely, he could,” Hendren says when asked if Snowden’s actions were worth the risk. “But to cast him out, to make him invalid in society simply because he has scissors for hands … I mean, that’s strange. People didn’t get scared until he started sculpting shrubs into dinosaur shapes.”

In case you’re not familiar with the film, Edward Scissorhands wows his suburban neighbourhood with his incredible hedge trimming skills. Helps that he has, you know, scissors for hands. 

Hendren’s trolling only continued when the host, Yasmin Vossoughian, discusses Snowden’s asylum in Russia. 

“We’re treating him like an animal, somebody who should be quarantined and put away. Just because he was created on top of a mountain by Vincent Price, and incomplete, with scissors for hands and no heart,” Hendren responds, referencing the actor who played the scientist who created Scissorhands in the film. “Edward Scissorhands is a complete hero to me.”

Either Vossoughian has the world’s best poker face or she completely missed Hendren’s cinematic references on air. 

See for yourself here or below. 

 We’ve reached out to HLN for comment and will update if we hear back. 

 

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