Amy Poehler tells NRA to ‘f*ck off’ for tweeting Parks and Recreation GIF
Parks and Recreation creators and cast have objected to the use of a GIF from their show being posted on the NRA Twitter page.
The National Rifle Association has been continually promoting those who continue to support the organisation, after the recent Florida shooting caused many US citizens to call for serious gun law reform in America.
The NRA Twitter account posted a message of thanks to radio host Dana Loesch earlier today, after she took a pro-gun stance at a town hall meeting last night. The tweet read: “Thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members” and was posted alongside a GIF of Parks and Recreation‘s character Leslie Knope.
— NRA (@NRA) February 22, 2018
Many Twitter users were left offended by the use of a comedy show GIF amidst the current aftermath of the tragic shooting, and it was not long before Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur asked the association to remove the post from their page.
Schur tweeted: “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.”
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
The show creator also passed on a messaged from Leslie Knope actor Amy Poehler, saying: “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?'”
Poehler’s co-star Adam Scott also slammed the page for using the show’s GIF, writing: “Hey @nra please stay the fuck away from Leslie Knope.”
— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) February 22, 2018
The call for gun law reform follows the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people and injured many more after opening fire at a high school.