— Molly Jong☠️Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 12, 2018
… Without Twitter, there would be no Trump. And given what we’ve learned about Russian troll farms, there would certainly be no President Trump…
But this week gave us one of those rare occurrences when humanity in all its weirdness shines through the internet. Perhaps because of the relentlessly dark nature of how this all went down, a delightful twist on the #HimToo hashtag brought some joy to the Twittersphere earlier this week.
It was the work of @MarlaReynolds3, a.k.a. “BlueStarNavyMom3” a.k.a. former marine Pieter Hanson’s mother. In a now-deleted Tweet, Hanson’s mama wrote a note filled with self-pity for her son, who won’t go on dates because of all the false accusations out there against noble boys from terrible, lying women…
since she deleted it here’s a screenshot. one of the greatest posts of all time pic.twitter.com/Z6TUKOjH9T
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) October 8, 2018
…To the delight of many, it turned out that Mama Hanson had embarrassed her son, the aforementioned marine, badly.
Amazingly, Pieter Hanson himself dissented in a delightful response, also on Twitter:
That was my Mom. Sometimes the people we love do things that hurt us without realizing it. Let’s turn this around. I respect and #BelieveWomen . I never have and never will support #HimToo . I’m a proud Navy vet, Cat Dad and Ally. Also, Twitter, your meme game is on point. pic.twitter.com/yZFkEjyB6L
— Pieter Hanson (@Thatwasmymom) October 9, 2018
And with that, Twitter went to work. We did what we do best on Twitter, made memes and tweets that corresponded to the hashtag that inspired more people to make memes and tweets to troll these poor guy’s mother who eventually deleted the tweet, which is very much a rookie move because someone’s always got a screenshot…