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Instagram and you shall receive—Sarah Jessica Parker might have a hot date with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, all thanks to a Sex and the City meme about Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Yup, we’re still trying to understand what’s going on, too.
Last Wednesday, after news broke that Sessions met with Kislyak in 2016, contrary to his sworn testimony at his confirmation hearing, Huffington Post deputy editor James Michael Nichols tweeted a Sex and the City meme poking fun at how another Trump administration official was discovered to have had contact with the Russians.
In the vein of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw—a sex and relationship columnist who types grandiose pre-think piece arguments as her assured monologue of thought narrates the scene—Nichols tweeted, “I couldn’t help but wonder… had the Russian ambassador been meeting with everybody except me?”
i couldn’t help but wonder… had the Russian ambassador been meeting with everybody except me? pic.twitter.com/SCnYF5FquA— JamesMichael Nichols (@JMN) March 2, 2017
The following day, Parker caught wind of the meme and shared the Carrie-esque tweet on Instagram, writing, “Don’t know the provenance however whoever you are, thank you.”
A post shared by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on
Turns out Parker isn’t the only one who can appreciate a good Sex and the City-themed political grilling.
On Friday the Twitter account for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to Parker’s Instagram post with a trolling photo of Maria Zakharova, Russia’s director of information, typing on the computer while looking at the photo of Parker’s character Bradshaw typing. If Parker wants to meet the ambassador so badly, the tweet reads, Kislyak would be more than happy to make it happen.
Russia’s gutsy response to the tweet isn’t too surprising. After all, we all remember what happened the last time an American celebrity egged on the Russian government.
H/T the Hill
Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.