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No satire: The stars of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ say they got ‘cucked’ in an LA bar

Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani walked into a bar and the rest is not so funny.

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Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch aren’t going to take it.
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Yesterday, the very funny Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, stars of “Silicon Valley,” had their own real-life moment that could have easily been one of the more outlandish plots from the hit HBO show.

Except not.

Here’s the account, better told by them:

For those who don’t know, “cuck” is an insulting term used by the alt-right, derived from “cuckold,” which is basically a word to describe a man whose wife cheats on him. Cuck means a sell-out or a man who alters his manly views for a woman’s approval. It’s incomprehensibly stupid, but that has not stopped people from using it and thinking it’s super clever. It’s not.

Or as Middleditch put it:

And, no surprise, Nanjiani got blowback from the trolls of Twitter, who really seem to relish their cruel stupidity, and he handled it with humor.

Long, prolonged sigh.

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