Amy Poehler, who has made a name for herself on the hit show Parks and Recreation costarring with Micheal Schur came unglued this week at the NRA. The NRA took to the airwaves thanking 5 million followers for their loyal membership to the pro-gun giant. Poehler and Schur weren’t happy that the NRA used a GIF of Poehler to do the thanking.
According to USA Today, Amy Poehler and Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur are not amused by the NRA invoking Leslie Knope.
“Thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members,” the association tweeted at a follower on Wednesday night, using a GIF of Poehler as her Parks character Knope.
In response, Schur asked the NRA to delete the tweet and passed on a message from the Twitter-less Poehler.
“Hi, please take this down,” Schur wrote on Twitter. “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 (expletive) off?'”
Poehler’s former Parks co-star Nick Offerman (who does not share Ron Swanson’s archconservative political views) also had words for the NRA using a Leslie Knope GIF of his own. “Our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda,” he tweeted on Thursday. “Take it down and also please eat (expletive).
— NRA (@NRA) February 22, 2018
After the school shooting last week in Parkland, Florida, tensions have been high over how to keep our children safe a school. Naturally, the left goes immediately after guns and controlling what types of guns should be available to American citizens. When this happens Wayne Lapierre, Dana Loesch, and the NRA come out swinging for the second amendment.
Lapierre said this in a speech made this morning from CPAC, “As usual the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for gain,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA executive vice president and CEO, told the Conservative Political Action Committee conference Thursday. Gun control advocates and the media “hate the NRA, they hate the Second Amendment, they hate individual freedom.” usual the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for gain,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA executive vice president and CEO, told the Conservative Political Action Committee conference Thursday. Gun control advocates and the media “hate the NRA, they hate the Second Amendment, they hate individual freedom.” USA Today reported.
Because the NRA is such a focal point of hate from the left, people like Poehler and Schur use their platform to push the liberal agenda. However, this time it looks like the NRA wins this battle by using Amy Poehler’s GIF and they have no intention of taking it down. In the meantime, Poehler and Schur can enjoy the same demise all other liberal celebrities have who insert politics into their careers and that’s a massive loss of support and viewership.