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‘Parks and Rec’ Cast and Co-Creator Are Extremely Unhappy That NRA Tweeted Leslie Knope GIF: ‘Please Eat S—‘

Thursday, February 22, 2018

National Rifle Association Spokesperson Dana Loesch was on CNN Wednesday night for the network’s town hall on school shootings to deliver the NRA’s stance against gun control to a hostile crowd and several of the survivors of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. and their families.

The crowd heckled Loesch throughout the event, with some even exclaiming “You’re a murderer!” at several points. the CNN town hall did not, it seemed, go quite as well as the NRA and Loesch probably would have wanted. Which led afterward to a tweet from the NRA that several members of the beloved NBC series “Parks and Recreation” took particular offense to. Here is the tweet in question:

Yes, the NRA really did use a GIF of “Parks and Rec” main character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, to compliment Loesch for her performance in the face of that hostile crowd. And that tweet, in turn, led to strong responses by several of the actors who starred on the show as well as co-creator, Michael Schur.

Schur’s response was pretty polite to start off, at least until he also shared Poehler’s reaction to the NRA’s use of her face.

Nick Offerman, who played the surly Ron Swanson on “Parks and Rec,” offered a similarly structured response of his own.

Adam Scott, meanwhile, cut right to the chase:

For fans of Parks and Rec, the response from Schur, Poehler, Scott and Offerman will likely not come as too much of a surprise.

Source: the wrap feed