Guns and Weapons

Amy Poehler tells the NRA what they can do with their Leslie Knope meme

Maeve McDermott
Amy Poehler
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Amy Poehler and "Parks and Recreation" co-creator Michael Schur are not amused by the NRA invoking Leslie Knope.

"Thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members," the association tweeted at a follower on Wednesday night, using a GIF of Poehler as her "Parks" character Knope.

In response, Schur asked the NRA to delete the tweet and passed on a message from the Twitter-less Poehler.

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"Hi, please take this down," Schur wrote on Twitter. "I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda. Also, Amy isn't on Twitter, but she texted me a message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said (expletive) off?'"

Poehler's former Parks co-star Nick Offerman (who does not share Ron Swanson's archconservative political views) also had words for the NRA using a Leslie Knope GIF of his own. "Our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda," he tweeted on Thursday. "Take it down and also please eat (expletive)."

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