Legendary Hollywood star and action movie hero Chuck Norris has stirred up quite a storm online after he visited the Fort Hood military base in Texas, mingling with the personnel stationed there and getting a close and personal look at an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank.
According to Killeen Daily Herald, Chuck was also accompanied by a film crew as he is hosting a documentary series scheduled to be aired in July, which will include some of the soldiers he met during the visit.
This afternoon, #IRONHORSE Troopers from 2-8 CAV had the honor to work with THE Chuck Norris. He came to Fort Hood to film a show that will feature the M1A2 Abrams tank. It was our pleasure to host this production. We’ll keep you posted when the episode will air! #LiveTheLegend pic.twitter.com/qAIKg2Is62— 1st Cavalry Division (@1stCavalryDiv) 15 мая 2019 г.
News of this development, coupled with the image of the martial arts icon atop an armoured vehicle, have, perhaps predictably, elicited a fresh barrage of “Chuck Norris jokes” online.
Chuck Norris is not sitting on that M1A2 tank. The tank is sitting under him. https://t.co/p6j5CpJdOk— Wright Mechanical (@WrightMechHVAC) 17 мая 2019 г.
This occasion, however, apparently drew the attention not only of Chuck Norris’ fans but also his detractors.
Good ol white supremacist Chuck Norris— A. A. P. Aspera (@JNotya) 17 мая 2019 г.
🤮He's a deplorable.— Suzanne DJohnso🌊🌊 (@SuzanneinLGB) 17 мая 2019 г.