Mitt Romney declares love of papaya on Cuban-American radio; Twitter melts down

If your Twitter timeline tonight seems to have an unusual amount of papaya in it, there’s a reason. It’s an incredibly stupid reason, but a reason nonetheless, and if it can be spun as a campaign gaffe, then all the better.

Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher notes that, during an interview with a Cuban-American radio station in Florida yesterday, Mitt Romney told the host he was a big fan of papaya, which is Cuban slang for vagina. So … what was the point again?

Well, “weird shit” is a good way of putting it. If anyone was upset, though, they didn’t stay upset for long. Like the saying goes, if Twitter hands you papayas, make … papaya jokes?

The papaya meme even managed to revive an even more senseless hashtag game from earlier this year, morphing into #ReplaceMovieNamesWithPapaya. This must be comedy gold in Cuba.

  • robrrt

    So… Ann serves up a lot of papaya to Mitt, what’s the problem?

  • TonyMontana3

    Conservatives get upset about weird shit. That’s true.

    • Netmilsmom

      Conservatives are not upset, we are laughing our dupas off at the stupid article.
      To libs, EVERYTHING is about sex.

    • Jimmie

      I’m laughing so hard my huevos hurt!! Bang The Papaya Slowly…. wheee!

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Nice try. Go climb back in your hole.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      I don’t understand, no one’s getting upset about TonyMontana3….*shakes head*

  • Darla

    “James and the Giant Papaya”

  • J.N. Ashby

    But who doesn’t love papaya?

  • Jon

    I love fish tacos.

  • Chester Sopczak

    I’m eating papaya right now!

  • Dalmo Mendonça

    After Obama became the first gay president, it’s refreshing to know that Romney likes papaya.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    Oh, the problem ALL non-spanish-speaking people have. Just remember this: Every spanish speaking nation has it’s own different slang; why, my grandma’s nick-name means prostitute in Argentina.
    For more info:

  • CPBinDC

    Chris Matthews thinks this is playing a race card

    • Maria

      I guess Chris doesn’t like Papaya.

  • brianmouland

    Some people really need some fresh air

  • Josephine (D)

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Papayas. #ReplaceMovieNamesWithPapaya