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Adam Scott Rips McConnell for Using his Image

Artists of all types are quick to ask political candidates they disagree with to not use their art without permission. The Trump campaign was repeatedly asked to stop using the music of certain artists. The most savage request came from R.E.M. singer, Michael Stipe, who tweeted, “Go fu*k yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

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Today, it is Mitch McConnell being told to not use an image in support of his political ambitions. Adam Scott, who is currently appearing on Big Little Lies, told McConnell he would only consent to having his image used to celebrate the Kentucky Senator’s defeat.

The feud began with McConnell’s twitter account using a GIF of Scott’s Parks and Recreation character turning around and winking. It was in response to a report that said the Senate Majority Leader would fill a Supreme Court vacancy despite the upcoming 2020 election.

After being notified of McConnell’s tweet, Scott wrote, “Dear Mitch McConnell & all those representing him, Please refrain from using my image in support of anything but your own stunning & humiliating defeat. Thanks! Adam.”

This isn’t the first time a Parks and Rec veteran asked a conservative voice to not use the show to promote their message. In February of 2018, the NRA used a GIF of series star, Amy Poehler, to write a thank you message to Dana Loesch.

Series creator, Michael Schur tweeted at the NRA, “Hi, please take this down. 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 fuck off?'”



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