February 26, 2014 12:03 am -

A celebrity who speaks up for what he or she believes risks alienating those who don’t agree. Simply for asking people to #getcovered, Will Ferrell unleashed angry commenters.

In an effort to encourage Americans to sign up for health care coverage before the March 31 deadline, comedian Will Ferrell recently posted a picture of himself on Facebook with the caption, “Still not covered? Get healthcare now! And put some clothes on. #ā€ˇGetCovered.”

However, that posting yesterday incited anger among thousands of Facebook users who hate Obamacare.

Many of the anti-Obamacare posters linked articles to the right wing website Townhall and the conspiracy “birther” website World Net Daily, notes Ad Age.

Many of the anti-Obamcare Facebook comments were laced with profanity, cursing the actor for advocating health care.

Some of the tamer posts included:

I always new you were a talentless idiot. Now I also know you have a room temperature iq.

You suck in your attempts at lame humor and you suck as a political mouthpiece.

Now is will really this dumb or did the government give him a dollar amount he could not refuse?

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.