Sarah Palin has sort of turned her political career into being a social media personality who tours conservative events, if you ask me. As such, she of course has a blog, on which she can express herself via longer posts than Twitter allows.
Palin tweeted a link to one such post on Wednesday, with a heading that seemed to imply Chelsea Clinton is colluding with the Devil:
What's particularly stupid about this tweet is that the post actually explains the whole thing is a joke. Even on her own website, marketed towards conservatives and fundamentalist Christians, the post's author makes it clear that Chelsea Clinton tweeted at The Church of Satan as part of an absurd Twitter thread, not because she's giving her soul to the Dark Lord.
So, basically, model Chrissy Teigen was targeted by trolls online who used photos of her daughter, Luna, in a Halloween costume to accuse her of pedophilia. That's pretty upsetting. When Teigen tweeted about it, Clinton chimed in with sympathy.
Anyhow. I really am not enjoying that shit as the last thing on my timeline soooooooooo hello, normal people. Love you.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 30, 2017
Chrissy, sending you & beautiful Luna a huge hug. It is awful & never ok when people threaten or demean any child. I’ve lost count of the Twitter accounts who’ve threatened Charlotte with #FGM. While I never bother to report threats against me, I now report every one against her.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) December 31, 2017
I feel silly even worrying about this in comparison to the magnitude of slander and threats you and your family have dealt with for decades. These people are truly sick and scary. Love to you, Charlotte and Marc!!— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 31, 2017
A user who has since been banned sent them some hateful comment that has since been deleted. That person evidently worked for Hooters, and got doxxed to the company:
Clinton and Teigen noticed that Hooters had somehow joined the conversation and that, as usual, an interaction taking place on social media was completely derailed by absurd idiocy. Why not throw the Church of Satan into the mix?
We're definitely not endorsing this account nor does it have any relation to our company.— Hooters (@Hooters) January 2, 2018
The never ending excitement here is never ending.— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) January 2, 2018
The whole thing is completely ridiculous and not deserving of outrage at all. Except for the accusations of pedophilia part. People responded to Palin's tweet with the contempt it deserved:
It’s called having a sense of humor about relentless bullshit being thrown your way by conservative nutjobs, you dimwit.— Crutnacker? (@Crutnacker) January 3, 2018
Hmmm...— Stan The Movie Man (@moviemanstan) January 3, 2018
Your son was arrested for domestic violence...again and your daughter has two babies by two different men and neither to whom she was married. Model Palin family.
Trump kicked off 2018 by issuing a Nuclear Threat. Saying that he did save a lot of lives by not letting any planes crash last year! 🙄— Malcolm smith (@FJ_Smiffy) January 3, 2018
And you ended 2017 with the police arresting your grown son for assaulting your husband. What’s your point, Sarah’s intern?— NationalWaterCooler (@NationalWC) January 3, 2018