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How one GIF started a real-life feud.
NRA pundit Dana Loesch appeared Wednesday evening on CNN’s Florida town hall about gun control. Loesch was congratulated by her employer for a job well done via tweet that included Poehler’s Leslie Knope character saying “thank you.”
— NRA (@NRA) February 22, 2018
But Poehler, show creator Michael Schur, Nick Offerman, and Adam Scott did not want their network comedy to be associated with the gun lobby. Schur tweeted on behalf of Poehler:
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.
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
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 22, 2018
Their former castmates Scott and Offerman chimed in shortly after late Wednesday:
— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) February 22, 2018
— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) February 22, 2018
But the tweets may ultimately just help Loesch, a rising star for the gun lobby and conservative radio. She was profiled last month in the New York Times, and after the CNN town hall, she’s more famous and influential than ever. Loesch will deliver a speech on Thursday during the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Activist and Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez tweeted her own Parks and Rec GIF late Wednesday, this one lining up in agreement with former First Lady Michelle Obama.
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) February 22, 2018
Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.