On Monday, the National Rifle Association posted a meme encouraging its members to carry their firearm.
Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts instantly took the tweet to mean that a man was now running the gun rights group's social media accounts. Why? Because what woman would willingly encourage women to "gain weight?"
Watts was probably dumbfounded when she learned that the person running the NRA's Twitter account, Amber Niblock, is, in fact, a woman...and she's been with the organization for 10 years.
Hey, @ShannonRWatts! @AmberNiblock here. I've been working for #NRA for 10 years now and that was my post. I guess it's hard for you to believe that I'm a woman, a mother, AND a #2A advocate. You probably don't know me because you blocked me on twitter. Keep up the #FakeNews! pic.twitter.com/1BVhNLw574— NRA (@NRA) June 18, 2018
Definitely goes against the "every gun owner is a man" narrative, right?
But Watts couldn't leave it alone.
Sure, a new guy joined the public affairs department as the Social Media Manager. That doesn't mean he's suddenly running everything and without help.
Aren't people like Watts trying to say that women should be equal to men? If you're advocating for that then what's wrong with a man joining an all women's department? You should be applauding the fact that the NRA has (up until now) had a mostly women's department since you're all about empowering women and whatnot.
Is he their boss or colleague? Asking for female-dominated organizations everywhere...— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 18, 2018
What difference does it make?
Shannon should have left it at that. She got burned. Time to cut your losses when you can.
In other words, Billy is THE boss. Got it. My original tweet stands. A dude is making the @NRA’s twitter feed unusually fakakta.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 18, 2018
* Pro-tip: Hire a graphic designer who doesn’t use Word clip-art for graphics. * https://t.co/btQ16jKqr8
How does someone suddenly translate someone being on a communications team as leading the entire team?
But, she had to go on another tangent.
When the @NRA tries to troll you and then inadvertently tweets that they did in fact just hire a man to lead their all-woman social media team. https://t.co/9lomZZ6m3thttps://t.co/RHmymt4Bp5— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 18, 2018
Well played, Putin’s elves. Well played. https://t.co/b5vLxurdB4
Hey Shannon, just because his title is "Social Media Manager" doesn't mean that he's managing the entire social media team. It means he's managing a social network or working with others to help manage those accounts.
And when Twitter users didn't believe that the NRA's public affairs department was female-dominated, they took a picture as proof:
Shannon Watts is so out of touch that she doesn't know the difference between calling someone "a boss" and "the boss." Just to be clear, there is only one boss in our department. And "the boss" is a woman. #LikeABoss #2A pic.twitter.com/tJ5KWLZhbC— NRA (@NRA) June 18, 2018
Guess you could say that was mic drop worthy.