‘What Is Wrong With You?’: GOP Official’s Campaign Tweets Using Robin Williams Death Sparks Outrage
Many took the time to mourn the passing of Robin Williams on Monday. Minnesota Republican Party Deputy Chair Chris Fields took a different direction, tying Williams’ death into his get-out-the-vote tweets and slamming those that thought he was callous for doing so.
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Social Media Director Ellen C. Anderson tweeted, “My cat’s nickname is Nanu Nanu. The world is lucky Robin Williams was able to share his genius with so many.”
Fields brazenly replied, “how very 80’s. Want an economy like we had in 80’s under Reagan… Vote @Jeff4Gov tomorrow in the primary.”
Many quickly slammed Fields for that tweet.
Carly Melin tweeted, “What is wrong with you?”
A twitter user named Steve replied, “This is at the least, distasteful. At its best… Never mind.”
DJ Draper tweeted, “Seriously?”
“Yes!” Fields replied. “Bcuz real ppl who don’t have millions are crushed by the policies of guilt ridden celebrity above all libs.”
“Done playing nice with shallow people,” Fields told another user. “Real ppl are hurt every day by them. Let’s be more concerned about real ppl and watch ur mouth.”
“You are an officer of the state party and making an ass of all of us,” the user replied. “Don’t tell me to watch my mouth.”
Andrew Lee aptly tweeted, “Just delete all your tweets from the last 4 hours, apologize for being a tone deaf ass, and pray people forget about it.”