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Can Twitter shame Billy Bush into giving $10 million to women’s charities?

What a (potentially) good guy.

Feb 28, 2020, 10:15 pm*

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Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

Today anchor Billy Bush, whom history will remember as the guy who giggled like a 8th grader in sex ed class when Donald Trump bragged to him about “grabbing [women] by the pussy,” is expected to receive a $10 million settlement from employer NBC over the nixing of his 3-year contract. It’s basically all the money he would have made in that time, paid all at once in a big lump sum, just to make him go the hell away.   

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So, does Bush have any plans for that money yet? Because folks on Twitter have a pretty decent suggestion, considering the circumstances.

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True to his word, internet wiseguy Patrick Monahan sparked the rumor with a somewhat sarcastic hashtag. In no time, #ThanksBilly was a hit.

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And it didn’t take the political wing of Weird Twitter very long to convince people that Bush had really promised this. #ThanksBilly even trended. 

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Realizing that his campaign of faux gratitude for something Bush definitely has no plans to do, Monahan had to pierce the veil of irony for once.

https://twitter.com/pattymo/status/787478569823928320

As of this moment, sure, it’s just a goof. But who knows! Maybe Bush just needs a little nudge in the right direction. And if he follows through, well, we can have fun thanking him all over again. Your move, dude.

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*First Published: Oct 16, 2016, 7:45 am