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Only a week after the tragic Florida shooting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students confronted politicians head on about gun control. The town meeting was held by CNN this past Wednesday, and needless to say, it was an incredibly emotional, fire-fueled evening. The NRA, in all their infinite wisdom, thought it would be a solid idea to use Amy Poehler's beloved Parks and Recreation character, Leslie Knope, as a means of thanking their spokesperson, Dana Loesch, for representing them during the town hall.
Let's take a minute to unravel that, shall we? Anyone who has seen a single episode of Parks and Rec knows that not one of those characters would continue to support the NRA after these tragic, mass-shootings, not even Ron Swanson.
Whoever runs the NRA's social accounts needs to brush up on their Pop Culture. Here's an idea, put down the AR-15 and power up that Netflix. You can see the tweet below.
Now, unfortunately, Amy Poehler doesn't have a Twitter account, but even a lack of social media isn't going to keep Justice Warrior Leslie Knope down. The Creator of Parks and Recreation, Michael Schur, tweeted at the NRA, demanding they remove the tweet.
He also relayed the message to Amy Poehler. Her response was perfection. Michael writes, "Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f*ck off?'"
Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 22, 2018
Also, Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: "Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said fuck off?" https://t.co/YXSdzCdvdd
We get it, it's just a GIF, but come on, NRA. Aren't there plenty of other shows you can choose from? Maybe something on the History Channel, perhaps? In any event, if there's one thing we're sure of, it's long live Leslie Knope!
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