Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
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Navy mom's tweet makes #HimToo mockery go viral

Navy mom's tweet makes #HimToo mockery go viral

He was awarded the USO Award. He was #1 in Army school. "He is a gentleman who respects women", Oklahoma mum Marla Reynolds wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

Ironically, we reckon he's going to get a lot of dates out of this.

It was all rather disorienting.

A mother's embarrassing tweet has sparked a viral meme and made a joke out of the anti-feminist #HimToo movement.

Pieter Hanson, a Florida-based veteran, became the face of the Twitter hashtag #HimToo - a movement challenging survivors of sexual assault speaking out against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination - without his knowledge on Monday. He said Pieter is indeed single but "ready to go on solo dates". "I love my mom to death, but boy". He also said he's still trying to "wrap my head around all this".

The cadence of the diatribe, along with the Rockwellian image of said sailor son in uniform, were easy pickings for Twitter pranksters.

May this serve as a lesson for all moms (and dads!) who want to brag on their adult children online: Please make sure they're down with what you want to say before you hit the tweet button.

The tweet, and account, has since been deleted.

Others soon followed, with a parody of comedian Nathan Fielder proving a particular highlight - but credit must go to comedy writer Emlyn Crenshaw for her creative effort. He's a homeowner. He knows a boy's best friend is his mother. "It's freakish, and the Internet's weird. Despite being sober, he won't bring solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations by bat-wielding feminists. however, he's the one with an axe to grind".

Such false reports are rare, occurring in approximately 2 to 10 percent of cases, according to a study in the journal Violence Against Women.

U.S. President Donald Trump has also recently shared similar sentiments, saying he is concerned for young men in America because of #MeToo. Sometimes the people we love do things that hurt us without realizing it. Let's turn this around. I respect and believe women.

An American mother's attempt to use her son in support of the #HimToo counter-campaign has not quite gone to plan, with it firstly shot down by her own sons and then lampooned by the rest of the world.

Everything about that is amusing, from the weird conservative paranoia to the godawful hashtag to the picture itself, which looks more like someone starring in a musical about the navy and an actual U.S. Navy vet.

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