Stephen Colbert Responds to Devin Nunes Lawsuit By Creating Another Nunes Parody Account
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is suing Twitter and several users for $250 million over a pair of parody accounts, but that doesn’t scare late night host Stephen Colbert, who responded to the news by… creating a Devin Nunes parody account.
On Tuesday night’s edition of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host spent several minutes mocking “Republican congressman and proud graduate of ‘Smiling for beginners’ Devin Nunes” over the suit, which names defendants such as “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow.”
Amid the jokes, Colbert noted that the “Devin Nunes’ Cow” account has increased its followers over a thousandfold.
“So this lawsuit isn’t going quite as planned,” Colbert said. “Which is why Nunes went on hannity last night and said he’s baffled at how Twitter got away with this.”
In the Hannity clip, Nunes wonders how he “can be attacked relentlessly hundreds of times a day by fake accounts that they claim in their terms of service should not be there?”
“Here’s the thing: He’s wrong,” Colbert said. There’s nothing in Twitter’s terms of service that says you can’t have a parody account. That’s why it is totally legal for us to make @devinnunesskin. This is a real account, an actual account where you can find such announcements as ‘still thin.'”
“Devin, we look forward to your lawsuit,” Colbert concluded.
The Devin Nunes’ Skin account has just over 7,000 followers as of this writing.
Watch the clip above, from CBS.
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