#HimToo poster boy flips the narrative after mom's viral tweet

Doris Richards
October 10, 2018

THE proud mother of a US Navy veteran has unwittingly embarrassed her son on a global scale, after her post about his struggled in a #MeToo world went viral. As you can imagine, it quickly attracted the attention of the Twitter wolves.

A mother has been ridiculed for posting a tweet in which she claimed her son did not go on solo dates over fears of "false sexual accusations".

"Also, Twitter, your meme game is on point", Hanson added, because in addition to his mother making him go viral, he had also become a full-blown meme.

Mr Hanson has made it clear he did not approve of his mother's message, posting on Twitter: "That was my Mom".

"I still love her".

On Oct. 6, Hanson's mother shared a cheesy photo of her son in uniform explaining he "respects women" but avoids taking them on dates because of "the current climate of false sexual accusations by radical feminists with an axe to grind." Hmm.

The now deleted post took on a life of its own as a meme with many people poking fun at the "Him Too" hashtag, which was interpreted as an effort to detract from the women's "Me Too" movement about sexual violence.


As Hanson sat in class, his mom posted a tweet that turned her unwitting son into the face of the #HimToo campaign, a movement that has gained popularity during the fallout of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh. "He graduated #1 in boot camp", the tweet read.

Reynolds' Twitter account was soon flooded with "my son" memes, parodying her original post with characters including serial killer Jack Torrance from The Shining and Normal Bates from Psycho.

May this serve as a lesson for all moms (and dads!) who want to brag on their adult children online: Please make sure they're down with what you want to say before you hit the tweet button. She won't go on solo dates because she always has her lucky cricket with her.

Hanson insists that he's an ally of the #MeToo movement, which in the past year has given a platform for victims of sexual assault to share their stories.

Fortunately both the man who the tweet was about and his brother have come forward to set matters straight.

Hanson told the BBC he hoped to "change the negative into a positive" and has used his newfound fame to ask people to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

"I'm trying to use this as an avenue to raise awareness for my little brother. He's an incredible person, and he's my personal hero", he said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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