The New White House Press Secretary Is a Confused Daft Punk Fan
Social media has now been around long enough that many — if not most — public figures have built up years of status updates before they become household names. Having all that stuff online can definitely be a double-edged sword, as new White House press secretary Sean Spicer is discovering.
Consequence of Sound recently trawled through Spicer's Twitter history and discovered that Spicer is an avowed fan of
Daft Punk — albeit one who doesn't seem to know their actual name or understand their public performance persona. Watching the duo perform at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Spicer tweeted that "Daft Funk" were blowing their "10 seconds in the spotlight":
Of course, Daft Punk had been in the spotlight for years by the time they took the Grammys stage in 2014, as Spicer was quickly advised by a Twitter follower who pointed out that they'd been nominated — and won — more than once since 1998. Unwilling to allow his bona fides to be challenged without comment, Spicer retorted that he was "an early and still fan," but still questioned their decision to cover their faces while performing at such a widely watched event. "Come on helmets?" asked Spicer. "Tey
[sic] need to grow up."
For Spicer, who spent the weekend being ridiculed for insisting that attendance at the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 was much higher than indicated by visual evidence, it offered another opportunity for widespread internet shaming. Fortunately, he still has four years to rise like a "Phoenix" and start "Doin' It Right."
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