We see a lot of crazy shiznit on Twitter … c’mon, we cover people like Tom Arnold so we see CRAZY crazy stuff but to be honest, we may have never seen a sitting state senator tell someone to kill themselves.
No, we’re not making this up. Sidenote, it’s good to know even WE can still be shocked sometimes. Heh.
Take a look.
Did a Senator just write this to me? https://t.co/qhR0Uzarrv
— Candice Giove (@candicegiove) December 18, 2018
Ok, so Senator Kevin Parker deleted it BUT other tweeps were good enough to grab it for us.
Gotta love those screenshots.
Oh my word. pic.twitter.com/DB7KgEZj8s
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) December 18, 2018
This truly may be a first for Twitchy.
Wowza. Bummer, Kev, tweets are forever no matter how quickly you delete them.
But hey, he sincerely apologizes:
I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of.
— Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018
Wonder if people are taking his apology seriously.
Twitter is forever, Numbnuttz
Resign .. now !
— B'sC'sSoxPats-Yup! (@RedDFredDFla) December 18, 2018
— T.D. (@TwitmoDenizen) December 18, 2018
— yung chesterton (@RedFishBlues) December 18, 2018
A poor choice of words? You have to resign.
— Rabi Abonour (@rabonour) December 18, 2018
Calling someone a dirty word is a poor choice of words. Telling them to kill themselves?
Yeah, that’s more than just a poor choice of words, Kev.
Why don't you turn over all your office's parking placards as an apology? Since they were being used illegally…
— Jason (@TheFakeJason) December 18, 2018
Seems a good start.
This undoes so much of the progress the Democratic Party is striving for. Truly shameful.
— amy bettys (@amybettys) December 18, 2018
Wow, when even Democrats are calling him out.
Nope. Nope. Nope. Way too little, way too late.
— Nancy Toby (@nancytoby) December 18, 2018
Completely unacceptable. 😡
— Bryce Paschal (@BrycePaschal) December 18, 2018
Resign. Right now.
— Ryan D. Mutton (@RDMutt) December 18, 2018
Words have meaning, Kev. Sorry, not sorry.
Editor’s note: A deleted tweet featuring the “Kill yourself!” screenshot was removed from this post and replaced with a new one.