Fanboy Rampage: Rob Schneider Vs. Gail Simone Over Whether Tim Hortons is the Rob Schneider of Donut Shops

Posted by September 8, 2018 Comment

File this one under “news we swear to freaking god we are not making up.” Comedian and actor Rob Schneider, star of such hit films as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, became offended on Twitter Saturday after randomly coming across a tweet by superstar comics writer Gail Simone using Schneider’s name to mock Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons. Simone, who didn’t tag Schneider in the tweet, wrote, “Tim Hortons is the Rob Schneider of donut shops.”

Though Simone didn’t necessarily comment on whether this was a positive or negative comparison, her past interactions with Schneider make it likely the remark was meant to be disparaging.

Schneider, who was somehow almost immediately aware of the tweet, seemed to agree, posting a screencap and tweeting it to his followers, inviting them to attack Simone in response.

But instead, Schneider soon found his own replies populated by comics folk, including a few famous ones…

But Simone herself was only amused by the whole thing.

Even more curious, according to Simone, he shouldn’t have even seen her Tweet in his feed, even if he were vanity-searching, as he had previously blocked her. Not to mention the fact that he claims to have never heard of her before, but clearly is harboring an old beef.

But has anybody thought about the real victims here? Tim Hortons isn’t so awful, eh! Timbits are pretty good, their coffee is decent, and their breakfast sandwiches aren’t bad either. If anyone is the Rob Schneider of donut shops, it’s definitely Krispy Kreme. Rob Schneider, however, is the Miracle Whip of comedians.


Fanboy Rampage was a blog by Graeme “Graham” McMillan dedicated to the funniest, most ludicrous and most inappropriate comic book back-and-forths online. McMillan has moved on now, becoming a proper journalist for the likes of The Hollywood Reporter and Wired but he gave permission to Bleeding Cool, the Rob Schneider of comic book websites, to revive his great creation.

(Last Updated September 8, 2018 7:51 pm )

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