Ben Shapiro is branching out. In addition to playing the role of outrage-jockey over popular music, he’s now sampling the part of cooking show host. Unfortunately for Shapiro, he’s the one getting roasted.
Ben posted a photo of himself preparing to cook a Thanksgiving turkey to his Instagram on Thursday, teasing that he’d be following with a video on Friday. The full video is here, but be warned — it’s a sponsored video, which he also uses to advertise the Daily Wire. Viewers should also beware it’s absolutely packed with Shapiro’s brand of attempts at humor.
Well, there wasn’t any chance that photo wouldn’t get memed. Sure enough, people a lot funnier than Ben Shapiro grabbed the pic and ran with it, with many referring back to his shock and horror at the “WAP” video and lyrics (if you haven’t seen him falling apart trying to read them, that’s here), and to his insistence that his doctor wife assured him the song was referring to a medical abberation.
Remember—Ben Shapiro was the guy complaining about WAP and saying wetness was a “medical problem” according to his wife. So. 😬
— Trinity is Trick or Treating (@TrinityMustache) November 26, 2020
Can’t stop worrying about Ben Shapiro’s dry turkey and the fact that he probably thought it was supposed to be that way pic.twitter.com/2wKr1uuZyL
— Annika H Rothstein (@truthandfiction) November 27, 2020
“Moist turkey is not normal” – Ben Shapiro 2020
— Anthony (@oh_hey_anthony) November 26, 2020
Of course, Shapiro was just naturally the subject of plenty of mockery just for being himself.
He's covered the raw turkey in foil, lest it prove too salacious for some viewers
— Nors_Legends (@Nors_Legends) November 26, 2020
Realized Ben Shapiro must be standing on a stool to look taller because of where the countertop cuts him off in that weird Thanksgiving photo and I am cackling.
— Arditi (@Arditi_d_Popolo) November 26, 2020
Ben Shapiro doesn’t actually cook his turkey, he just demands that it debate him until it climbs into the oven itself pic.twitter.com/GWjX4EnpJn
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) November 26, 2020
So, how weird is the video? Ben’s attempted jokes, in the excruciatingly-long nine minutes, include suggesting that the reason for rinsing and patting dry the bird must be that it was accidentally dropped in a vat of urine, that drying the meat with a cloth is somehow a Clinton joke, and that he’s a platinum award-winning rapper. There are some funny moments though — such as the expression of apparent disgust when Shapiro has to insert his hand into the turkey’s body cavity, and the moment he discovers the neck.
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