Director-screenwriter Judd Apatow has taken a swipe at New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie's opposition to gay marriage.
The 45-year-old Apatow called Christie “ridiculous” in
response to his decision to appeal a court decision handed down
Friday legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
Jersey judge orders state to allow gay couples to marry.)
Christie on Saturday tweeted a photograph of himself attending a
National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Council event surrounded
by school-aged children along with the caption, “Thanks to
@bodybyjake & @CoCaColaCo. Together we will make a real
difference for many kids in New Jersey.”
“Just not gay kids,” Apotow messaged in response. “You are
working hard to make sure they have no rights. Despicable. Catch up
already. You look ridiculous.”
“@GovChristie lots of politicians have announced that their
positions have evolved. Maybe you don't want to be the last person
to get it,” he added in a second tweet.
Christie, a possible 2016 candidate for the Republican
presidential nomination, argued in the case that it was not New
Jersey that was denying gay couples benefits but the federal
government by not recognizing the state's civil unions.