The NRA shared a GIF of Poehler's Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope to thank spokeswoman Dana Loesch
Loesch spoke on behalf of the NRA at a CNN town hall meeting Wednesday night
Poehler, who has no Twitter account, asked show creator Michael Schur to share the message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f*** off?'
Schur also demanded the NRA remove the GIF
Actors Nick Offerman and Adam Scott also joined in the online protest saying the show's character stands against the NRA's 'pro-slaughter agenda'
The NRA has still not taken the spoken tweet down
Loesch alongside Senator Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson answered the gun-related questions of survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting
Published: 10:14 EST, 22 February 2018 | Updated: 13:44 EST, 22 February 2018
Amy Poehler has a harsh message for the National Rifle Association after the group posted a GIF of her famed Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope.
The NRA posted a GIF of Knope saying 'thank you' after conservative radio host Dana Loesch defended the organization on CNN's townhall Wednesday night.
But the GIF led to celebrity backlash with Poehler herself asking the show's creator 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f*** off?'
The NRA shared this tweet after CNN's town hall meeting Wednesday night including a GIF of Amy Poehler's Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope
Protest: Show co-creator Michael Schur demanded the tweet be removed and shared a message from Poehler herself who said 'f*** off'
'[email protected] thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members,' the NRA tweeted after the town hall with an image of Poehler's character.
Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur spotted the tweet and demanded the NRA remove his creative work from their page.
'Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda,' he tweeted.
'Also, Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: "Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f*** off?"' he added.
The NRA has still not taken the tweet down, causing other stars of the show to voice their complaints against the organization.
'[email protected] @DLoesch our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda - take it down and also please eat s***,' actor Nick Offerman who played Ron Swanson tweeted.
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Other actors from the show, including Ron Swanson actor Nick Offerman joined in the online fury saying the show stood against the NRA
Actor Adam Scott, also from the show wrote 'please stay the f*** away from Leslie Knope'
Nick Offerman (center) and Adam Scott (seated left) were quick to jump to defend Amy Poehler's (right) response to the NRA
Other Twitter fans suggested that the NRA choose GIFS with pro-Trump pro-NRA celebrities
Fans were quick to defend Amy Poehler and her political stance against the NRA
Actor Adam Scott also said: 'Hey @nra please stay the f*** away from Leslie Knope.'
One Twitter user pointed out there are other pro-Trump, pro-NRA celebrities that would be better suited for the occasion: '#NRA Maybe there's a hilarious James Woods or Scott Baio GIF for the occasion'.
'Dear @NRA, I don't know #AmyPoehler. I've never met #AmyPoehler. And I know that #AmyPoehler isn't on Twitter. But neither she, nor Leslie Knope, would appreciate being used by you murderers to promote your vile organization. #ShameontheNRA #StoptheNRA',' another Twitter user wrote.
Poehler's character of Leslie Knope represents a politician ecstatic about progressive leaders such as Hillary Clinton.
Her character once described President Donald Trump as a 'giant farting T-Rex'.
After Trump's election the Parks and Recreation writing staff wrote a letter to the public in the voice of Leslie Knope rejecting the values Trump's administration stands for.
'I reject out of hand the notion that we have thrown up our hands and succumbed to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and crypto-fascism. I do not accept that. I reject that. I fight that. Today, and tomorrow, and every day until the next election, I reject and fight that story,' the letter said.
The town hall aired on CNN Wednesday night saw survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting ask questions to Senator Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson and Representative Ted Deutch as well as Loesch about banning assault rifles and accepting money from the NRA.
Poehler, pictured speaking during a Worldwide Orphans gala, has been vocal about her political stance against the Trump administration
The NRA's tweet was posted to thank Dana Loesch (right) after she spoke on behalf of the organization at CNN's town hall where she spoke to shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez (left)
Loesch defended the NRA on Wednesday night, despite boos from the crowd
Student activist and shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez confronted NRA spokesperson Loesch.
'Do you believe it should be harder to obtain the semi-automatic weapons and the modifications for the weapons to make them fully automatic like bump stocks?' Gonzalez asked.
Loesh responded calling Nikolas Cruz a 'monster' and that the NRA is waiting for a ruling on bump stocks.
'I don't believe this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm,' Loesch responded.
Loesch was booed on stage as she circumvented her replies to Gonzalez's questions.
NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre addressed the Florida student massacre on CNN, rallying for armed security in schools.
'Our banks, our airports, our NBA games, our NFL games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, they're all more protected than our children at school. Does that make any sense to anybody?' he said on Thursday.
'Do we really love our money and our celebrities more than we love our children? Can we answer that question honestly? Any of us? Knowing that we surround and protect so much with armed security while we drop our kids off at school in our gun-free zones that allow any mad man bent on evil to come there first?'
He said that any school seeking guidance on how to implement a trained armed security would receive free help from the NRA.
'Evil walks among us and God help us if we don’t harden our schools and protect our kids,' he said, pushing his initiative for armed security in schools.
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