Patton Oswalt, Rachel Bloom and more bring big laughs at the expense of the QAnon-supporting Republican congresswoman with a history of espousing racist views
A lot of very funny people had a lot of fun on Twitter Thursday night at the expense of Georgia Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, causing the term “Jewish Space Laser” to trend. Like this one:
Don’t worry, we’ll get to more of those jokes in just a second. First, we need to explain just what the heck is happening.
Now, Greene is well known for holding extremist, racist and antidemocratic political views and for promoting a litany of insane conspiracy theories including QAnon. But on Thursday an old Facebook post, resurfaced by Media Matters, revealed what may be her most insane — and most racist — conspiracy theory of all: That lasers controlled by Jewish people caused the 2018 California wildfires.
No, really. In the now-deleted post, preserved by Media Matters, Greene wrote that there were “too many coincidences to ignore” regarding the fires, and opined that they weren’t natural phenomenon at all. Instead, and we swear we aren’t kidding, she theorized that: 1) the Rothschilds, a wealthy Jewish family frequently mentioned by Nazis and other racist groups who advance horrific antisemitic conspiracy theories; 2) Teamed up with PG&E and the government of California; 3) To deliberately cause the fires using; 4) A laser from space; 5) In order to clear out land for a high speed rail line.
Yes, U.S. congresswoman who is fully endorsed by her party, the Republicans, wrote that just two years ago. And lest you think we’re kidding, here’s a screenshot of the post, courtesy of Media Matters.
Via Media Matters
OK, caught up? Good. Now you know what “Jewish Space Lasers” means. Freaked out? We get it. So we’re going to skip right to the very good jokes to help cheer you up despite knowing that that the sitting U.S. congresswoman, who was just given a plum committee assignment by her party even after her other extremist views came to light, wrote that.
First up, comedian Patton Oswalt, who really just owned the night with this joke you can literally hear in your mind.
Next, “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” co-creator and star Rachel Bloom made us LOL, literally OL, with this video clip poking fun at the scramble to write a bunch of parody songs inspired by “Jewish Space Lasers.”
“Difficult People” co-creator Billy Eichner had this gem:
And we’re always here for a Mel Brooks reference.
Read on for some more very fun jokes about this not very fun thing.
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