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Parks and Recreation Cast Tweets at NRA

The Cast of Parks and Rec Is Roasting the NRA For Using a Leslie Knope GIF

Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope is a timeless icon for many reasons, her politics being one. She loves Joe Biden even more than her own husband and works tirelessly through the show's seven seasons to improve the world around her β€” even when it means butting heads with far-right townsfolk in Pawnee, IN, or depriving the town of another gluttonous guilty pleasure like Paunch Burger. All of this is to say Leslie Knope would definitely not be on board with the NRA, a pro-gun organisation which has come under fire (yet again) in recent weeks, using her face to promote its agenda.

So when the NRA used a GIF of Leslie in a tweet to its followers after a contentious CNN town hall in Parkland, FL, the cast and crew of Parks and Rec were far from pleased.

The show's creator, Michael Schur, wasted little time in asking the NRA to remove the tweet, including a special message from Leslie Knope actress (and non-Twitter-user) Amy Poehler.

Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson in the series, also had some intense feelings.

Adam Scott, the actor behind Leslie Knope's husband, Ben Wyatt, tweeted in defence of his TV wife.

Fans of the show stepped up to defend their beloved character against the NRA, too, saying "Not your Leslie."

There you have it β€” don't mess with Leslie.

Image Source: NBC
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