Earlier this week, the Twitter account of Missouri state representative Mark Parkinson accidentally sent his followers an image of a comically large penis, along with a caption joking about the difficulties of men waking up in the morning.
Naturally, the tweet went down soon afterwards, and naturally, an intrepid journalist saved a screencap of the tweet before it disappeared:
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) June 16, 2014
However, Parkinson denies sending the tweet, saying that he was nowhere near a computer and was out canvassing his neighborhood when the giant penis was tweeted. In another tweet, he hypothesizes that someone may have gotten access to his account:
Obviously, I need to change my twitter password. Random pics and tweets are being sent that I have never seen before. Apologies!
— Rep. Mark Parkinson (@markparkinson) June 16, 2014
It’s possible that he was either hacked or has a terrible social media intern, as the Riverfront Times points out that Parkinson nearly exclusively tweets about fitness stuff.
The mystery may never be solved, sadly.
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