Leslie Knope is firing back.
The National Rifle Association tweeted out a thank you message to Dana Loesch, the national spokeswoman for the organization, on Wednesday night after she defended firearms at the CNN Town Hall held with the students and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The NRA thanked Loesch for “being the voice of over 5 Million NRA members.”
The tweet featured actress Amy Poehler, the Burlington native, who played peace-and-waffle-loving Knope on the television show “Parks and Recreation.” The GIF featured is of Knope pointing and saying, “Thank you.”
The show’s producer, Michael Schur, was the first to tweet back, asking the NRA to take down the tweet. “I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda,” he wrote.
He also mentioned that Poehler texted him a strongly-worded message for the group.
“Also, Amy isn’t on Twitter, but she texted me a message: ‘Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said [expletive] off?’ ”
“Our good hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda — take it down,’’ Offerman tweeted, including an American flag emoji at the end.
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