‘This Is MY Son.’ Mom’s #HimToo Tweet About Her Son Brings Lampoons — And His Horror

By Lisa Gutierrez
The Kansas City Star

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Pieter Hanson’s mom’s tweet inspired a furious round of parody “This is MY son” memes starring everyone from Donald Trump Jr. and the son from “Psycho” to Food Network star Guy Fieri.

The Kansas City Star

Dear mom, stop tweeting about me.
Seriously. Stop tweeting about me.
Signed, your son.

Thanks to his mom, Pieter Hanson is spending hours telling reporters that he didn’t know she had tweeted a picture of him in his Navy uniform with a politically charged tweet that Twitter users are roundly mocking.

“This is MY son,” his mom wrote in a tweet on Saturday that’s now deleted but lives on in screengrabs.

“He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects women. He won’t go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations by radical feminists with an axe to grind. I VOTE. #HimToo.”

The #HimToo hashtag took on a political life of its own during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation drama as a backlash to the #MeToo movement, according to Wired magazine.

“It’s become the #AllLivesMatter of sexual assault: The hashtag identifies accused men as victims, using the same power-in-numbers technique that made #MeToo a force to recast the movement as a widespread feminist witch hunt, forcing men to walk on eggshells,” wrote Wired.

Despite what his mom’s tweet implies, Hanson reportedly wants no part of that.

He told The Washington Post that he was so angry about the tweet that he couldn’t even talk to his mom about it. He asked his grandmother and younger brother to ask her to delete the tweet, the Post reported, and she went even further, deleting her entire Twitter account.

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