Justice for Seymour! The internet demands Rick Moranis’ attacker be found
Actor Rick Moranis was the victim of a violent, apparently random attack Thursday morning on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Video obtained by ABC-7 shows the 67-year-old actor being punched in the head and knocked to the ground by a man in a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt on West 70th Street near Central Park West.
The Canadian-born Jewish actor entered de facto retirement in the 1990s, following the death of his wife, to focus on raising their children. A kindly, nebbishy presence on screen — whether shrinking his progeny in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” or tending a homicidal alien plant in “Little Shop of Horrors” — he is widely beloved. Last month he made a rare return to acting as part of a Mint Mobile commercial with actor Ryan Reynolds.
Moranis was said to have hurt his head, back and hip during the assault, but was able to seek treatment at a nearby hospital. He later reported the incident to police at the local precinct.
My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis. https://t.co/VXBbTjdDwa
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 2, 2020
Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020. Glad to hear he’s okay.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 2, 2020
Trump has Someone hit
COVID. RIck Moranis pic.twitter.com/BAVqcLwIP0
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We’re glad Moranis appears to be recovering well, and are relieved in these divided times we can all agree on one thing — bringing the assailant to justice.
Twitter after hearing about Rick Moranis pic.twitter.com/MzB0lOjLtM
— Hex Alley (@Hexxalong) October 2, 2020
PJ Grisar is the Forward’s culture reporter. He can be reached at [email protected]