Adam Scott on Wednesday told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reps to not use his image, even in what the social media team considered a pithy tweet.
The Big Little Lies actor made the request via social media after whoever runs the Team Mitch account shared a GIF of Scott’s character from Parks and Recreation in response to the news that President Donald Trump said he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy before the 2020 elections despite Republicans blocking Merrick Garland in the same scenario a few years ago.
“Dear Mitch McConnell & all those representing him, please refrain from using my image in support of anything but your own stunning [and] humiliating defeat. Thanks! Adam,” the actor tweeted to the team of the 77-year-old politician. Scott has more than 1.5 million followers.
By the afternoon, a couple more tweets were exchanged between Scott and the McConnell account, which seemed to conclude with Scott posting a picture of McConnell receiving an award while posing in front of a large Confederate flag.
The is not the first time someone from Parks and Rec has demanded an image from the series not be used in a similar circumstance. Last year, show creator Michael Schur took exception to the NRA sharing a GIF from Parks and Rec on its official Twitter account. The producer demanded the pro-gun organization take the image down as he didn’t want the show to appear to promote a “pro-slaughter agenda.” The tweet featured Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, giving a thumbs up in support of then-spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
Schur also said then, “Amy isn’t on twitter, but she texted me a message: ‘Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said fuck off?'”
Nick Offerman, who played Nick Swanson on Parks and Rec, later echoed Schur’s demand that the NRA take down its tweet.
Dear Mitch McConnell & all those representing him,
Please refrain from using my image in support of anything but your own stunning & humiliating defeat.
— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) June 26, 2019