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Liz Cheney says Christian Bale ‘screwed up’ his portrayal of her father, ‘a real superhero’

Liz Cheney, US Representative for Wyoming and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has taken issue with Christian Bale’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Monday.

Bale, who accepted the award for best actor in a musical or comedy for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice, made headlines after thanking Satan for inspiring his portayal of a person the actor described as “absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody”.

The 44-year-old’s quips were applauded by critics of Cheney’s tenure as vice president, and even the Church of Satan got around it.

Side note: the Church of Satan does not worship the Devil, nor believe in the existence of it.

Liz Cheney’s response to Bale’s shout-out to Satan – which was clearly made in jest – was one of steadfast support for her father.

“Look, I would just say that Christian Bale finally had the chance to play a real superhero, and he clearly screwed it up,” Cheney said during an appearance on Fox News.

“I’m obviously incredibly proud of my dad, very proud and honoured to be his daughter.”

It’s unclear whether she is simply unaware of Bale’s starring role in the Dark Knight trilogy or is implying Batman isn’t a real superhero. I’m not sure which is worse.

Cheney, who admitted she hadn’t seen Vice, also tweeted a story from 2008 detailing Bale’s arrest for “alleged assault on his mother and sister”, accompanied by the caption, “Satan probably inspired him to do this, too.”

Bale was never charged due to insufficient evidence, and the actor’s sister, Sharon, told the Telegraph her brother had “verbally attacked” the pair – no accusation of physical violence was made.

Liz Cheney’s whataboutism in referencing an 11-year-old alleged incident for which Bale was never charged, and her suggestion that her old man is worthy of tight spandex and a cherry-red cape, was received bitterly to say the least:

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