Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Navy mom's tweet makes #HimToo mockery go viral

Navy veteran sets the record straight after his mother inaccurately turns him into face of #HimToo Pieter Hanson said his mother's tweet"doesn't represent him
Melinda Barton | 11 October, 2018, 22:06

An overprotective mother has gone viral after tweeting a syrupy tribute to her son while blaming "radical feminists" for leaving him too scared to date.

The movement has recently been seen by some as the antithesis of the #MeToo movement, suggesting that in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh scandal men are frequently victims of false sexual assault accusations and that many accusers are liars. "He graduated #1 in boot camp", the tweet read. He was awarded the USO award. He was '1 in A school.

It's a sentiment the proud mother clearly agrees with, saying her "gentleman" son "won't go on solo dates due to the current climate". "Let's turn this around", Pieter Tweeted, identifying himself as an ally, and, delightfully, a "cat dad". I respect and #BelieveWomen, ' Hanson tweeted. The hashtag started in 2015 as way of including someone in a shared activity, for example, one could post 'I'm Paddleboarding!' and include #HimToo to include the person they are sharing the experience with, but it began to morph into a more associative meaning.

The self-described "proud navy vet, Cat Dad and ally" then complimented the efforts of Twitter users who shared amusing memes, saying, "Your meme game is on point", also using the opportunity to promote the Navy on his official Facebook page.

He also tweeted that he told his brother, who wasn't on Twitter, to sign up, which Hanson did on Monday using the handle @Thatwasmymom.

As people on the internet are wont to do, Twitter users parodied the original #HimToo tweet featuring Hanson with their own pictures of their "sons".

Sure enough, something awful had happened indeed: His mom accidentally turned him into a viral Twitter meme.

Dear mom, stop tweeting about me.

The woman posted some politically charged statements in her message, claiming her son avoided going on dates alone with women for fear of being falsely accused of sexual assault.

Hanson asked his grandmother and younger brother Jon to communicate his wishes with his mother that she remove the tweet.

Although Pieter was initially angry with his mother for posting something about him that is untrue, he said he holds no hard feelings.

Even with knowing what you're getting into with your future mother-in-law, we bet there are still a lot of women who want to date Hanson now.

He told the Post he wanted to "turn a negative into a positive" and is using the new platform to tweet pictures of his cats and encourage his followers to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

"My mom is attractive, I May be upset but I love her", he added. Her and I caught up a couple hours ago. "I'm still trying to wrap my head around all this".