AceShowbiz - British actor John Cleese was criticised by fans on Twitter after poking fun at panicking Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Monty Python star, 80, took to the site to tell followers he's having a hard time not laughing about some of the items being stockpiled by people in the U.S. during the health crisis.
"It strikes me that it's terribly funny that the response of some Americans to a virus is to buy guns," he writes.
However, his remark was not well received, with tennis legend Martina Navratilova responding, "Yeah, I'm not laughing though."
Meanwhile, others defended their right to own guns in their homeland, adding, "It strikes me as sad that the British response to exercising an enumerated right is to be quite the condescending w**ker."
And while others agreed with Cleese, quipping, "Praying the virus away didn't work, so it's time to try shooting it," he was quick to respond to the clap backs, later posting, "The poor British, unmanned, disarmed and proud of it. Yikes."
"I think the British are proud that they DON'T need a gun to make themselves feel manly ... So ... keep your pecker up, Brad. Remember, assault weapons keep ED (erectile dysfunction) away."