We've already mentioned that Cusack is an outspoken social and political activist, so it should be no surprise that he's had a few opinions about President Trump. And like many celebrities who voice support or opposition to a politician, Cusack's amateur punditry doesn't usually make waves. But in June 2017, his tweet of a photo that featured the quote "YER DEAD—GET YERSELF BURIED" along with the caption ""Message for trump" angered many conservatives.
Cusack quickly deleted the tweet and reposted the photo with the caption "Message to GOP rob health care give tax breaks to rich bill -from "sweet smell of success yr soon out of power " He also clarified that he was using a quote from the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success, but some detractors weren't buying it. Fox Nation contributor Todd Starnes posted a screencap of the original tweet and likened it to "faux jihadist Kathy Griffin" and and her ill-advised Trump decapitation photo. Cusack's Twitter mentions filled up with folks who to took offense to what they viewed as a threat on the president's life. "another 1 bites the dust. When u threaten the President, you threaten the 60,000,000 PLUS who voted 4 him. Will not watch your movies," one person tweeted in response.
Whether Cusack alienated enough fans to have an impact on his box office returns, and therefore become a significant studio liability remains to be seen, but it's clear that for at least some of his followers on Twitter, his anti-Trump rhetoric was a bridge too far.