Oh, my! This is reminiscent of the old homophone vs. homophobe confusion earlier this year. What a difference one letter makes!

Other Twitter users were also quite confused over who made the media frenzy-inspiring, absurd comments about rape. Missourians, did you know that Akon is representing you? Hey, at least it’s not Al Franken!

https://twitter.com/bernardo712/status/237588028145668096

Others, however, are in on the joke. This Twitter user gives a plausible explanation for the befuddlement.

And others keep the jokes going.

Zing!