Responding to reports that the billionaire owner of fitness clubs Equinox and Soul Cycle would be hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump, Michael Moore said on Wednesday he’d be canceling his gym membership.
“That’s it! Just cancelled my @SoulCycle membership!” Moore, a frequent critic of the president, tweeted.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 7, 2019
The liberal documentary filmmaker also linked to an article from The Daily Beast detailing how businessman Stephen Ross plans to hold an event in Southhampton this weekend to raise money for the president. According to The Beast, the event’s organizers are charging as much as $250,000 for a roundtable discussion and $100,000 for a photo-op with Trump.
The news spurred a wave of backlash against Ross, and his popular fitness companies, from liberal Twitter.
Twitter ponders whether Michael Moore is serious
Fellow anti-Trump critics, including Rep. Rashida Tlaib, applauded Moore for his decision.
“Good,” Tlaib tweeted in reply to Moore.
🤣 good! https://t.co/PfmP0gk4Jl
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 7, 2019
But it’s not clear whether Moore, a rather stout man with a penchant for attention-grabbing antics, was truly serious about owning a Soul Cycle membership.
Many Twitter users were skeptical.
Bro, absolutely no one believes your walrus-like body works out at the gym. You deserve this comment ratio.
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) August 7, 2019
Jokes were had at Moore’s expense:
And the cycle thanks you.
— 🇺🇸🌸🍊🧡💋southerngalpal🌸🍊🧡💋🇺🇸 (@belleofva) August 7, 2019
And some internet sleuths pointed out that, apparently, Soul Cycle doesn’t even offer memberships.
Like every button on every pair of pants he's ever owned:
— RightWired (@_donaldson) August 7, 2019
“Like every button on every pair of pants he’s ever owned,” wrote one user. “Busted.”