Patton Oswalt breaks summer Twitter silence after Lafayette shooting

Comedian urges respect and love for victims and heroes, not attention for the murderer's sick views

By Salon Staff

Published July 24, 2015 10:34PM (EDT)

 patton_oswalt (AP/Chris Pizzello)
patton_oswalt (AP/Chris Pizzello)

Patton Oswalt -- who takes a break from Twitter most every summer -- returned for the first time in almost two months on Friday to post about the media and the Lafayette movie theater shooting.

His post was a plea to the media to focus on the victims and all the heroes related to the "Trainwreck" shooting, and to avoid talking about the "insect" behind the killings.

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The comic returned a few hours later to retweet this smart observation from fellow comedian Jim Norton.

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