Mitt Romney's Secret Video Prompts Twitter Outrage

5:25 PM PST 09/17/2012 by THR Staff
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UPDATED: Media pundits, comedians and TV writers are among those that have fired back after the GOP nominee’s controversial comments.

Mitt Romney found himself at the center of controversy on Monday, after Mother Jones published a series of secret videos depicting the Republican presidential candidate speaking candidly about a variety of hot button topics.

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The videos were taken at an intimate fundraiser earlier this year, in which Romney was not aware he was being recorded, and spoke freely about his opinions. Among the sound bites drawing the most attention from voters: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”

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Romney went on to say, “Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America,” and quip that had his father been born to Mexican parents, “I'd have a better shot of winning this.” Read the full commentary here.

It's also worth noting that Romney admits to turning down an offer to host Saturday Night Live, saying that it would have "the potential of looking slapstick and not presidential."

The comments sparked ire with many members of the Hollywood community, as well as President Obama himself. Below, find a sampling of Twitter reactions from those speaking out in response to the GOP nominee’s off-color comments.

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