Saturday 23 June 2018

Amy Poehler hits out at NRA for using Parks And Recreation gif

The cast of the show have backed Poehler’s condemnation of the National Rifle Association.

Amy Poehler (Ian West/PA)
Amy Poehler (Ian West/PA)

By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

Parks And Recreation star Amy Poehler has hit out at the National Rifle Association after the gun lobby group used an image of her on Twitter.

The NRA posted a gif of Poehler’s Parks And Rec character Leslie Knope in a tweet thanking US radio host Dana Loesch for supporting the group after the Florida school shooting.

Though not on Twitter herself, Poehler told the NRA to “f*** off” in a message passed to Parks And Rec creator Michael Schur, who tweets as Ken Tremendous.

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Ken Tremendous tweet

He wrote: “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 f*** off?”

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Adam Scott tweet

Fellow cast members echoed Poehler’s message, with Adam Scott tweeting: “Hey @nra please stay the f*** away from Leslie Knope.”

Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson, wrote: “Our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda – take it down and also please eat shit.”

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