Tuesday night, Lauren Boebert took to Twitter to express her outrage over a teacher in North Carolina using LGBTQ+ flashcards in her classroom (the teacher has since resigned from her position following pushback from a parent).
“A North Carolina preschool is using LGBT flag flashcards with a pregnant man to teach kids colors,” wrote the Colorado congresswoman. But she wasn’t done — she also name-checked queer musician and comedian Randy Rainbow. “We went from Reading Rainbow to Randy Rainbow in a few decades, but don’t dare say the left is grooming our kids!” she added.
Rainbow saw the post and responded in kind to the unprovoked attack. “Sweetie your homophobia is showing…and for the record, I’ve had my tubes tied,” he tweeted back.
No surprise, Twitter had thoughts on the exchange.
This isn’t the first time Rainbow has joked about Boebert. In March, he dropped the video “Gurl, You’re a Karen” in the style of “Dentist” from Little Shop of Horrors. In the video, Rainbow calls out Boebert and fellow congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia for their bigoted views.
The video begins with a mock interview where Rainbow asks, “You’ve had a busy few weeks speaking at white nationalist conventions, heckling the president’s State of the Union. Tell us, how do you balance your day job as a bigoted, fame-hungry conspiracy theorist with your personal life as a bigoted, hypocritical, traditionalist, and overall threat to civilization — and a mom?” He then breaks into song, calling out both congresswomen for their support of Nazis, rejection of science, and anti-American beliefs.
Watch the “Gurl, You’re a Karen” video below.