The White House was taking heat Thursday for a tweet that used a meme of a poster for a new Hollywood movie in order to push the controversial Iran deal.
The image is a parody of a movie poster for “Straight Outta Compton” -- a new film about ’80s hip-hop group N.W.A.
Responding to a Buzzfeed article that showed how people are adapting the movie poster for other purposes, the @TheIranDeal Twitter account – the official White House account for the deal – posted its own version:
— The Iran Deal (@TheIranDeal) August 13, 2015
The image quickly drew fire from a number of people across the Twitter-verse.
.@TheIranDeal: I can't Deal with this
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) August 13, 2015
.@TheIranDeal Tell me this is a parody account. I don't want to believe this is the sophomoric idiocy of people associated with this Admin.
— --- Bonk --- (@BonkPolitics) August 13, 2015
— jon gabriel (@exjon) August 13, 2015
— Matthew Hipple (@AmericaHipple) August 13, 2015
— lion misser (@samknight1) August 13, 2015
Some followed the White House example as an opportunity to make their own point about the deal.
— neontaster (@neontaster) August 13, 2015
Buzzfeed apparently wasn't impressed either -- following up with an article titled "The White House just completely ruined the 'Straight Outta Compton' meme."