Radio host Jesse Kelly angered critics and shocked viewers with a meme concurrently implying that Hillary Clinton “killed” infamous pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and that Kelly himself was planning some Epstein-esque escapades.
The unfold of the Delta variant of coronavirus has spawned a slew of viral memes, by which posters lament the impression of looming restrictions on their plans for this fall. Most are light-hearted riffs on popular culture, however conservative radio host Jesse Kelly took the joke into darkish territory on Friday.
Kelly posted an image of deceased youngster molester Jeffrey Epstein to characterize his “fall plans,” alongside a picture of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to characterize “the Delta variant,” the implication being that Clinton killed off Epstein – a transparent nod to a view held by some conspiracy theorists.
My fall plans. The Delta variant pic.twitter.com/1WQDLDbwkk
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) August 13, 2021
Commentators had been shocked. “How is that this nonetheless up,” MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin tweeted a number of hours after Kelly’s publish.
Kelly’s liberal opponents, together with a whole lot of commenters, omitted the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” message and interpreted the meme as some form of admission. In feedback on Twitter, Kelly was ripped aside.
I’m sorry your fall plans of being a pedophile had been interrupted.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 13, 2021
So your Fall plans concerned rape and intercourse trafficking? You might be telling on your self, Jesse. https://t.co/eOPITD5HbE
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) August 14, 2021
Uhhh… Jesse, I get what you had been going for, however umm… this means your fall plans had been to fuck children.
I’m revoking your meme privileges https://t.co/oAGKvlNBmJ pic.twitter.com/7UytgVZmkl
— Sophia (HaRMful SaTiRe) Narwitz (@SophNar0747) August 13, 2021
Have been your plans to rape a bunch of underage ladies and by some means Hillary Clinton put a cease to it? https://t.co/QBI4Raw0LW
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) August 13, 2021
Whether or not Kelly or his critics misinterpreted the meme, the radio host wasn’t about to again down. As scathing feedback poured in, Kelly retweeted a few of the harshest feedback about his publish – and even the publish itself.
My fall plans The Delta Variant pic.twitter.com/iy1Ecw8wVq
— Acid Capturing Land Lobster MD (@FaceOfFacetown) August 13, 2021
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