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After facing complaints of those affected by the Parkland, Fla., school shooting at the Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action town hall, the National Rifle Association thanked its representative Dana Loesch on Twitter.
\u201c.@DLoesch thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members.\u201d— NRA (@NRA) 1519271935
The GIF, which featured Amy Poehler's character on Parks and Recreation, was not appreciated. Several people associated with the show spoke out against its use by the anti-gun control organization, including Michael Shur, the co-creator of the show.
\u201cHi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda. \n\nAlso, Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: "Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said fuck off?" https://t.co/YXSdzCdvdd\u201d— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous) 1519278657
Nick Offerman, who played Ron Swanson on the show, is on Twitter. So is Adam Scott, who played Ben Wyatt.
\u201c.@NRA @DLoesch 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. \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 https://t.co/Ar2YF4yoic\u201d— Nick Offerman (@Nick Offerman) 1519282121
\u201cHey @nra please stay the fuck away from Leslie Knope. https://t.co/Lr2HCeN7qp\u201d— Adam Scott (@Adam Scott) 1519282781
The NRA has yet to take the tweet down, but others are speaking out against the message on Twitter, even sending out Parks and Recreation GIFs of their own.
\u201c@mradamscott @Greyseeker @NRA 5 million members out of what 300 million people? I can't believe America lets such a tiny minority hold it hostage to such constant terror.\u201d— Adam Scott (@Adam Scott) 1519282781
\u201c@mradamscott @NRA More like Leslie NOPE. Below is rare footage of Leslie's response to the NRA.\u201d— Adam Scott (@Adam Scott) 1519282781