Chelsea Clinton tweets the Church of Satan

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Chelsea Clinton wishes Happy New Year to Church of Satan in bizarre Twitter thread

Chelsea Clinton refuses to back down from the internet trolls


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 3, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:09 am CDT

On Tuesday; a strange series of tweets involving Hooters, model Chrissy Teigen, and a right-wing conspiracy theorist led to Chelsea Clinton wishing The Church of Satan a Happy New Year on Twitter.

It started when right-wing conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin tweeted pictures of model Chrissy Teigen with her husband John Legend and their one-year-old daughter Luna. The pictures show Luna in various Halloween costumes, including Alice in Wonderland, a hot dog, and a pineapple. In one of the pictures, a pizza emoji can be seen and this, Crokin implies, is a reference to Pizzagate, the bizarre theory that Hillary Clinton and others were running a child sex ring out of the basement of a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant. The now-deleted tweet scared Teigen, who posted screenshots of the tweet and some of its responses.

This is when Clinton, who’s dealt with more than her fair share of online harassment, jumped in to show her support.

Crokin, whose Twitter verification has now been removed, didn’t back down on her claim, and accused Teigen of associating with people “who rape, torture & traffic kids.”

Things got even weirder from there when, according to the Daily Caller, an account called @roughhooters responded to the conversation, leading to that account being suspended.

After someone alerted Hooters to the tweet the restaurant chain responded to say they were not affiliated with the account.

Which just led to more confusion for Teigen.

Again Clinton responded to let Teigen know that his kind of weirdness is par for the course. Clinton noted that last year she’d been mentioned in tweets involving The Church of Satan.

The Church of Satan, never one to pass up on an opportunity for publicity, responded by saying “The never ending excitement is never ending.”

At this point, Clinton probably threw her hands in the air, said “fuck it,” and wished them a Happy New Year.

And the Church responded in kind.

For the record, The Church of Satan claims to be atheist and doesn’t worship any sort of supernatural being. “Satan to us is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism” they say on their official website, “and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. We do not believe in Satan as a being or person.”

But that didn’t stop Infowars from saying “Former first daughter joyous over discussion with Satanic organization.”

Clinton, a Methodist married to a Jewish man, probably had no intention of endorsing the Church or its beliefs.

H/T Daily Caller

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*First Published: Jan 3, 2018, 1:00 pm CST