Lauren Boebert declares war on Disney and immediately loses
Lauren Boebert, the QAnon-backing gun-loving Republican United States Congresswoman from Colorado, has chimed into Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis's spat with Disney over his state's discriminatory "Don't Say Gay" legislation.
DeSantis and the entertainment giant have been at each other's throats since the corporation publicly condemned the "Parental Rights in Education" bill that DeSantis signed into law last week.
"Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law,” Disney said in a statement on March 28th. “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that. We are dedicated to standing up for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ members of the Disney family, as well as the LGBTQ+ community in Florida and across the country."
On Monday, Boebert made a prediction."Next year, the woke Disney lobbyists will ask Congress to extend Micky Mouse’s trademark," she tweeted. "I think not."
Next year, the woke Disney lobbyists will ask Congress to extend Micky Mouse\u2019s trademark. \n\nI think not.— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@Rep. Lauren Boebert) 1649104823
The Twitter community noticed some problems with Boebert's post.
Mickey, not Micky. Copyright, not trademark.\n\nOther than that, great tweet.— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1649113471
next year, you won't be in congress to witness any of this not happening. also: *Mickey— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1649108185
It\u2019s MICKEY Mouse, you useless idiot.\nThere\u2019s literally a song spelling it out.\n\nMIC- see ya real soon\nKEY- why, cuz we love you\nM O U S E\n\nIt\u2019s not fair to stupid people to call you that word.pic.twitter.com/QyKGrUhbis— Jo \ud83c\udf3b (@Jo \ud83c\udf3b) 1649108238
The U.S. Constitution specifically grants Congress power over copyright and patent law, but not over trademark law. Trademarks do not expire as long as they are in use. US Patent & Trademark Office oversees this via Dept of Commerce. Maybe you are talking about copyright?— NViroMental (@NViroMental) 1649106171
Hi, I'm a constituent from Mesa County, how does this tweet benefit CO-3? You consistently vote against the interests of working people, vets and senior citizens in your district. Is your tweet paid for by Ted Cruz?— William Richardson (@William Richardson) 1649108558
Could you read the Constitution just ONCE please?\nYou realize the government is NOT allowed to penalize people for their rights of free speech.\n\nYou are quite literally defining a planned punishment for their policy.— Bret (@Bret) 1649114995
Bobo, you're getting copyrights and trademarks mixed up.— (((Space Laser Jebus))) (@(((Space Laser Jebus)))) 1649107276
Why would Disney need to ask Congress to extend their trademark? That would be handled by the Trademark Office. What is wrong with you?— BarStool Warrior (@BarStool Warrior) 1649114900
If you don\u2019t agree with us, we will use the power of the federal and FL state governments to destroy an American institution and powerful economic engine employing thousands of people for decades. Then cry about liberal \u201ccancel culture.\u201dpic.twitter.com/4hHP2E0MHS— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1649107423
OMG @RepBoebert learn to spell and how to Googlepic.twitter.com/lKiNOypIhZ— pat matsey (@pat matsey) 1649108143
So you admit to abusing your congressional office to take revenge against a corporation that doesn\u2019t agree with your policies.— Donald lost & he\u2019s going to prison. \ud83d\ude39\ud83d\ude39\ud83c\udf4a\ud83e\udd21\u2696\ufe0f (@Donald lost & he\u2019s going to prison. \ud83d\ude39\ud83d\ude39\ud83c\udf4a\ud83e\udd21\u2696\ufe0f) 1649108433
Improper use of governmental power. You\u2019ll get yourself in a lot of trouble. The lawyers will appreciate how you actually put it in writing \u2026.— PugPie (@PugPie) 1649112011
It was all downhill from there.
Lauren can't even spell Mickey! I'm sure Disney's so worried!pic.twitter.com/RUCjyFN9G4— Cindy (@Cindy) 1649112915
I learned how to spell MICKEY (noun) when I was 4 years old! My goodness Lauren, you certainly make an amazing argument for why a high school diploma (not a "sympathetic pass" on a 4th attempt at a GED) really should be REQUIRED before running for office! PS... MICKEY says "Hi!"pic.twitter.com/izb0p9VDnA— Dymondeyez (@Dymondeyez) 1649109954
Do you ever get tired of being stupid? Isn't it exhausting?— Mike McGranaghan (@Mike McGranaghan) 1649109594
It is comical that you and other GOP use the word "woke" which refers to an injustice in society - like racism - as if it is an insult. You could use "I think not" as a description of yourself.— Grey Matter (@Grey Matter) 1649111022
If you find yourself going to war with Big Bird and Mickey Mouse over the course of several months, congratulations: you\u2019re the villain of the story.— PWtham11 (@PWtham11) 1649108863
"I think not" is an apt description of yourself. Thanks for the honesty.\n\nBut, hey, good luck taking on the Disney PR department.— Paul (@Paul) 1649104967
I don't know Lauren. At this point Mickey Mouse would've been better in Congress than you.— India Jenkins (@India Jenkins) 1649113707
So let me get this straight, Ted Cruz has been in a war with Big Bird, and you are now taking on Mickey Mouse. Do you think you\u2019re up to the job? My money\u2019s on the mouse.— Mary Greger (@Mary Greger) 1649108632
Disney to Lauren Boebert: Go Donald Duck yourself. $DISpic.twitter.com/hKXZbwLmOH— Nancy Levine\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Nancy Levine\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1649112226
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