The unlikely feud between “Star Trek” star William Shatner and WDRB news anchor Chris Sutter continues.
Sutter rehashed the five-year long fight on a WDRB newscast yesterday after reporting the recent news that the former Captain Kirk star will actually be going to space — on the next flight from Jeff Bezos’ private aerospace company, Blue Origin.
WDRB tagged Shatner in a Twitter post, and the frequent tweeter responded, still clearly holding a grudge against Sutter.
It must be a slow news day. Your employee published on Twitter in August of 2016 a photo of me waiting for a flight at a local airport. It was not only an invasion of privacy but a personal safety issue as well. So continue to glorify your employee for doing a dangerous thing.🙄 https://t.co/RXf5pcwHGM
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 4, 2021
Shatner did get some information wrong about how the feud started. It actually began at a salon. Shatner visited Sensations Salon & Spa on Bardstown Road in 2016 during a visit to the Kentucky State Fair.
The employees were understandably excited about a star in their midst and snapped pictures of Shatner while he waited. Sutter reported the story, and Shatner apparently took umbrage — blocking Sutter on Twitter.
Almost exactly one year ago, another WDRB employee took up a mission to get Sutter unblocked using — what else — Twitter. Shatner responded with a directive for Sutter.
😳Sporto, “Keeping the Peace” means he stays blocked.🤷🏼♂️ That’s ☮️. You were sent on a diplomatic mission. 🙄I don’t unblock. However if you look here: https://t.co/YNwy5RJ9lj you will see that for a $500 donation to my charity; I will. *IF* he has 100 friends🤔🤷🏼♂️; it’s $5 each. https://t.co/Lg3Y32aFEr
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 9, 2020
But, while Captain Kirk is known for being a leader with a strong sense of justice, Shatner is apparently pretty petty. Because after Sutter did, in fact, raise $555 for Shatner’s charity, the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, the star responded with this:
🙄 Did you do the math? GoFundMe takes 30¢ per donation and 1.9% of the total donations as their fee. Based on that: 37 donations x $0.30=($11.10) + $520 x 0.981= $510.12. So if you do the math $510.12 minus $11.10 equals $499.02. That’s not $500.00 so it an #EpicFail 😘🤷🏼♂️ https://t.co/OagMB0nND0
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 28, 2020
So, Sutter remains blocked — even though, as he pointed out last year, he actually raised $555 from 40 donors, meeting Shatner’s goal. But, he doesn’t seem to care much, if yesterday’s zero-word reaction to Shatner’s continued bitterness is any indication.
— Chris Sutter (@chrissutter) October 4, 2021
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