MSNBC analyst and host of the “Zerlina Show” on Peacock TV, Zerlina Maxwell, compared Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett to a television character sex slave on Twitter Tuesday.
In the tweet, Maxwell posted a collage of photos showing Barrett at her confirmation hearing wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Senate chamber and images from scenes in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a TV series based on the Margaret Atwood novel depicting the sexual enslavement of women to repopulate the earth.
“Sorry but this has been on my mind all day,” Maxwell tweeted.
I joke about this, because humor is the only way to handle my anger.
You are attacking her for wearing a mask during a pandemic. You are calling her a sex slave, and yet implicitly BLAMING HER FOR IT, based on nothing other than her religion.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) October 13, 2020
Barrett confessed in Tuesday’s hearings