The National Rifle Association has gone under the scope of national scrutiny again after last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school. The Second Amendment organization’s latest offense came after it decided to tweet a GIF from the hit NBC show “Parks and Recreation” on Wednesday night.
The group sought to thank spokesperson Dana Loesch for her presence at a CNN town hall with the GIF. The GIF features the show’s main character, Leslie Knope, who was portrayed by comedian and actress Amy Poehler for seven seasons.
— NRA (@NRA) February 22, 2018
Show creator Michael Shur addressed the GIF in the early hours of Thursday morning.
“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,” he tweeted.
Shur also shared a message from Poehler.
“Also, Amy isn’t on twitter, but she texted me a message: ‘Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f**k off?'”
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
Other actors on the show joined in.
— Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) February 22, 2018
— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) February 22, 2018
“Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza even replied with her own GIF from the series.
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) February 22, 2018
While Poehler’s Leslie Knope largely remained accepting of several different political ideologies, it was no secret that she leaned towards the Democratic Party.
This is also Leslie Knope: pic.twitter.com/l61cQ0usHr
— Christian La Mont (@OfficialCLM) February 22, 2018
As of the writing of this article, the tweet shows no signs of being removed anytime soon.