Twitter Comedian Pranks HLN, Talks About Edward Scissorhands Instead of Edward Snowden

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"Edward Scissorhands is a complete hero to me."

Edward Snowden supporter and Twitter comedian Jon Hendren went on HLN to talk about Snowden's decision to join Twitter and ended up talking about Edward Scissorhands.

In the beginning of the interview Hendren spoke about Snowden being a hero, but soon switched to a conversation about Edward Scissorhands.

"To cast him out, to make him invalid in society, simply because he has scissors for hands," said Hendren with a straight face, "I mean that’s strange."

HLN anchor Yasmin Vossoughian didn't object to Hendren or appear to notice what he was doing. Hendren continued, "People didn’t get scared until he started sculpting shrubs into dinosaur shapes and whatnot."

Vossoughian went on to ask Hendren about Snowden seeking asylum in Russia. Hendren said that casting him out is wrong. "We’re treating him like an animal, like somebody who should be quarantined and put away. Just because he was created on top of a mountain by Vincent Price, incomplete with scissors for hands and no heart, uh, Edward Scissorhands is a complete hero to me."

Still not responding, Vossoughian pressed Hendren to talk about Snowden's decision to go to Russia, a place known for abusing human rights.

"I mean, where else is he going to go? You know?" said Hendren. "We cast him out. We got scared when he poked a hole in a waterbed with his scissor finger, and that was just unreasonable of us."