Mum Gets On Board The #HimToo Movement, Backfires Immediately
This mum has taken embarrassing her son to a whole new level
What you need to know
- Florida mother uses her son to get on board the #HimToo movement
- She inadvertently turns her son into a Twitter meme
- He responds to his viral fame in the best way possible
Mums can be embarrassing. Especially on the Internet. And especially when they try to get involved in an online anti-feminist movement and inadvertently turn their son into a meme.
Which is exactly what one mother has managed to achieve in trying to use a photo of her son to endorse the #HimToo ‘movement.’ If you don’t know what #HimToo is then, firstly, congratulations. And, secondly, sorry for having to bring this to your attention.
It’s a response to the #MeToo movement where men use the hashtag to claim that false accusations of rape and sexual assault are being exploited by women. If you’re a man and you’d like to join the #HimToo movement, all you need is a fedora, a neckbeard and to still be living with your parents well into your 40s.
Though it seems that it’s not only men who are part of the movement. A mother in Florida posted a photo of her son on Twitter under the username BlueStarNavyMom3 (presumably because BlueStarNavyMom1 and BlueStarNavyMom2 were already taken) and wrote:
“This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in Army school. He is a gentleman who respects women. He won’t go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations by radical feminists with an axe to grind. I VOTE. #HimToo.”
Cue the Internet. Her post immediately became a meme with people posting their own parodies. Below is this writer’s favourite:
So, who exactly is this woman’s son? Well, it turns out his name is Pieter Hanson, and he did not have a Twitter account until his mother made him famous. So, he created his own with the username @thatwasmymom to address his mum’s post and wrote:
“That was my Mom. Sometimes the people we love do things that hurt us without realizing it. Let’s turn this around. I respect and #BelieveWomen. I never have and never will support #HimToo. I’m a proud Navy vet, Cat Dad and Ally. Also, Twitter, your meme game is on point.”
Ironically, we reckon he’s going to get a lot of dates out of this.