Justin Bonomo has caused a massive outcry and got roasted by Doug Polk big time for saying the recent Hamas attacks on Israel were the only course of action they had.
Many big names in the game joined in the online fray to criticise Bonomo, including Doug Polk who said”…this is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen someone in poker post online.”
This is one of the worst things ive ever seen someone in poker post online.
Absolutely unbelievable that we have high stakes poker players out here explaining why murdering 1400 people was the only option.
Then to end it with “there was only one rape”… Disgusting https://t.co/EZK7pd00en
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 9, 2023
Doug Polk roasts Justin Bonomo for Hamas statement
Polk was incredulous that somebody with logic talent enough to play high stakes poker would ever say such things.
Bryan Micon was shocked and posted a dark humour mocking quote aimed at Bonomo.
“I ran the sim, Palestine is only freed by mass murder at a festival, raping, taking hostages, and parading dead ravers around in the bed of a Hilux screaming “God is Great.”
Bonomo calls Polk “a slandering piece of shit”
Justin Bonomo replied in his usual style, ignoring everyone else’s take and assuming that only he can be right.
God damnit you ignorant, slandering piece of shit
I have condemned Hamas many times (screenshot of a few included below). I have not said anything they did on October 7th was right.
What I am saying is I am focusing my criticism on Israel for quite a few reasons:
1) They… pic.twitter.com/gJOGBubxe1
— Bonologic (@JustinBonomo) November 11, 2023
I know you have enough brain cells [just barely] to understand the difference between:
“I will not use my platform to condemn A”
and “I support B”
I have said every death on October 7th was a great tragedy. I have said I do not want Hamas in power. I have provided evidence…
— Bonologic (@JustinBonomo) November 9, 2023
It didn’t take long before people started to point out that Justin Bonomo’s style of debate was likely to be counter productive.
Jason Mo, one of the more well-known figures in the high-stakes world, wrote:
“Hey Justin, big fan here. Just think maybe twitter isn’t a productive use of your time anymore, doesn’t really matter if you are right or wrong you aren’t changing the opinions of any of the people you are clashing with nor is it making much positive impact in the real world.”
Another poster was less concerned with who was right and more about the playground level of discussion that Poker Twitter displays on an almost daily basis.
“Poker twitter on both sides discusses politics at a 5th grade level lol. Bringing absolutely nothing to the conversation just a bunch of bad faith interpretations and surface level understanding of the situation.”
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