Rick Moranis is one of the most beloved actors of the times. He starred in hits like “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Brother Bear,” and “Ghostbusters.” In 1991, his wife passed away from breast cancer, and he left his successful Hollywood career to take care of his children. Fans know him as a kind and caring person. After his assaulted on Thursday, fans everywhere reacted in anger.
Moranis went for a walk Thursday morning, and returned to his building around 7:30am. He was standing outside when the suspect walked up to him and punched him in the head. The blow knocked Moranis to the ground, and the suspect walked away, not saying anything the whole time. Moranis then took himself to the hospital. Then, he reported the assault. Moranis suffered injuries to his head, back, and hip. He is recovering at home. A representative for the actor said, “(Rick Moranis) is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”
Police released a video of the attacker on Twitter with a close up image of the suspect in an attempt to identify him. Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to contact the police. Of the “unprovoked” and “random” attack, police said Moranis’ one request was that they “catch the bad guy so all of this can go away.”
People are extremely unhappy about the incident. The collective internet has banded together to dub the assailant the “Most Hated Man in America.” Even Captain America chimed in, with Chris Evans saying the incident “makes his blood boil.”
We wish Moranis a safe and speedy recovery. What do you think?