Leslie Nope: NRA under fire for Parks and Rec gif

From BBC - February 22, 2018

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is under fire after tweeting a gif from US TV show Parks and Recreation.

In a post thanking spokeswoman Dana Loesch "for being the voice of over 5 million NRA members", the gun rights advocates included a gif of main character Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler.

The show's co-creator, writer Michael Schur, responded by asking the NRA to remove the post.

His comments have been widely shared.

"Please take this down," Mr Schur wrote.

"I would prefer you not use a gif from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda."

Ms Poehler, who featured in the gif, does not have a Twitter account. But Mr Schur said she had asked him to pass on some choice, sweary remarks.

Mr Schur's comments have attracted close to 30,000 retweets and more than 100,000 likes.

Cast members including Adam Scott and Nick Offerman were similarly critical.


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