We're not entirely sure who was the genius over at the NRA who thought thanking spokesperson Dana Loesch -- who, by the way, was totally owned by high school student Emma Garcia last night -- for appearing at the CNN town hall discussion on gun control, by tweeting a GIF of long time gun reform activist Amy Poehler as Parks and Recreation's character Leslie Knope.
This just has "terrible idea" written all over it:
It didn't take long for P&R's cast and creators to respond to the NRA.
And as you might expect, they did not hold back:
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.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) February 22, 2018
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
The NRA tweet had people scratching their heads at the stupidity:
It is MIND BOGGLING that the NRA would use a Leslie Knope GIF when even Ron Swanson would tell them to fuck off— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) February 22, 2018
My favorite tweets so far this morning are the Parks and Rec actors getting mad at the NRA for using an Amy Poehler GIF from the show in their tweet of support to Dana Loesch. Lol— Miller Time (@hoosiercub34) February 22, 2018
People made it clear they wanted the NRA to stay away from their beloved Leslie!
Leslie Knope would have had this shit storm resolved, had she been given the chance. Leave my beloved Parks and Rec out of your agendas! It's one of the few pure forms of joy still left in this world.— Jennifer Merritt 😘 (@JenMerritt1982) February 22, 2018
H/T: Twitter Moments