Irony: Andy Parrish deletes racist tweet hours after chastising Chris Fields
I mean, should we really expect anything less from a guy who goes on national TV with no pants on?
I've never seen an election won on Twitter but I have seen many lost on the platform that gave planet earth a world wide high-school.-- Andy Parrish (@andyparrish) August 12, 2014
But before Fields even got around to apologizing for his self-inflicted debacle, Parrish found himself apologizing for a racist tweet of his own.
Andy Parrish apologizes for slapping MNGOP activist after allegedly calling him "cream puff"
Yesterday was primary election day, and in commemoration, Parrish -- a staunch backer of voter ID -- apparently determined it'd be super funny to offer up this since-deleted tweet:
Parrish, in fact, tweeted that photo not once, but twice, with the second one directed at Star Tribune political reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger:
As Bluestem Prairie notes, the "Mexifornia" license image was applauded in an online forum by members of racist group Stormfront more than a decade ago. So yeah, bad idea, bro.
Predictably, Parrish was soon backpedaling:
clearly my fake ID tweet offended people for that I am sorry - my intent was to be sarcastic abt MN voting laws w/ an obvious fake ID.-- Andy Parrish (@andyparrish) August 12, 2014
He then copied and pasted that same "statement" to a whole bunch of people:
The whole thing was beautifully summed up in this tweet from Highly scatological:
Irony. pic.twitter.com/NDA7zZUQ1o-- Highly scatological (@RaisingOneBrow) August 12, 2014
Never change, Andy. Please.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.