A Republican Congresswoman was mercilessly mocked for causing “the death of irony” on Wednesday after she wore a face mask that read “CENSORED”… during nationally televised remarks.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was speaking on the floor of the US House of Representatives, calling the push to impeach Donald Trump a “witch hunt scam”. And while her protestations may not have worked, the QAnon follower – who in the past has repeatedly refused to wear a mask on the House floor – was lambasted on social media for her attire.
“Wearing a ‘censored’ mask while speaking on the house floor which is being broadcast live by multiple broadcast and cable news outlets and on the web is something something else,” tweeted Katy Tur of NBC News.
Like many other ultraconservatives, Greene is presumably upset about Trump – and subsequently many of the rioters – being banned from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for inciting deadly violence at the Capitol last week.
Journalist Matt Ford wrote: “In a perfect metaphor for cancel culture, Marjorie Taylor Greene is wearing a face mask that says CENSORED while literally speaking on the House floor."
The newly-elected congresswoman and conspiracy theorist is a brazen supporter of the president, and is known for attacking recent Black Lives Matter protests, making Islamophobic comments and claiming that white men are the “most mistreated” group in America.
Others on social media were quick to point out the eerie similarity to a recent spoof mockumentary by Lisa Kudrow where she plays a spokesperson who repeatedly says “Conservative voices are being silenced”.
Even so, also on Wednesday, Greene said she plans on filing articles of impeachment against president-elect Joe Biden on his first full day in office next week.
But how could we possibly have heard this “censored” news? Just tune into any TV station.