As millions of people around the world demonstrated on Saturday in solidarity with attendees of the Women’s March on Washington, North Carolina state Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R) decided to insult them on Twitter.
“Message to crazies @ Women’s March - If Brains were lard, you couldn’t grease a small skillet. You know who you are,” she wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
By Thursday morning, that tweet had earned Krawiec a lifetime supply of lard. The Raleigh News & Observer reported that at least 10 boxes of pig fat had been sent to her office in an apparent protest at her remarks. Most of them were still stacked in their Amazon packaging.
Although Krawiec apologized for the tweet, issuing a follow up saying she’d learned her “Twitter lesson,” some evidently felt she needed a real life lesson as well.
An Amazon listing for Armour’s 64-ounce tub of lard appears to have been a popular choice for those wanting to send Krawiec a message.
“I just sent four pounds to [Krawiec’s] Senate Office in Raleigh and couldn’t be more delighted with my purchase! Highly recommend!!!!” reads one review from Amazon user ZimZimZimmer. Zimmer rated the product five stars, of course.
What could one person possibly do with all that lard? Another user had an idea.
Krawiec’s comments mocking the Women’s March weren’t the most controversial, though they may have been the strangest. Elsewhere, lawmakers stayed away from the culinary metaphors and relied instead on more tired sexist tropes. A Republican town councilor in Rhode Island said the entire event must have been created by men to get women out of the house, while other GOP politicians got in hot water for sharing a meme suggesting the women marching on Saturday were fat.
They’ve since apologized after behaving like total asses.