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!


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

And others keep the jokes going.