Actor James Woods is not impressed with Melissa Click, a faculty member at the University of Missouri. The university has been the focal point of protests over the last several days, with students claiming that the campus suffers from racism. In an incident November 9, Click was videotaped trying to prevent someone from videotaping a protest. "You need to get out!" Click says. Then, turning to some students, she says, "Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here!"
On November 11 - Veterans Day - Woods took to Twitter to criticize Click. The actor posted a picture of Click next to one of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il and wrote, "Imagine how long the nut job on the left would last in the country run by the nut job on the right?" Woods also tweeted a picture of men in combat, writing that "these guys gave their lives...So this numbskull could do this." Below the second sentence is a picture of Click trying to remove a person who is filming her at a protest.
Click has apologized and resigned the courtesy appointment she had with the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She remains an assistant professor in the Department of Communications. According to a university bio, "Her work in this area is guided by audience studies, theories of gender and sexuality, and media literacy," the bio states. "Current research projects involve 50 Shades of Grey readers, the impact of social media in fans’ relationship with Lady Gaga, masculinity and male fans, messages about class and food in reality television programming, and messages about work in children's television programs."