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Why Is Scott Baio Trending On Twitter? Because Of Gun-Toting Ken And Karen

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 18, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 18, 2020 |


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When Scott Baio trends on Twitter, it’s usually because the has-been has said something dumb of the GOP persuasion. Today; however, Baio didn’t have to say a thing. His name is trending on Twitter as an easy punchline to mock the Republican National Convention line-up because it includes Patricia and Mark McCloskey, A.K.A. St. Louis’s infamous Ken and Karen.

The McCloskeys scored notoriety in June, when they aimed a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at peaceful protesters walking past their house. To the Left, these white Boomers were seen as poster children for the Right: rich, white, racist, armed, and a threat to anyone who isn’t just like them. To the Right, they are apparently celebrity enough to bring on stage at the RNC. Sure, they were charged with a felony for unlawful use of a weapon, but did I mention they’re rich, white racists?

So, what does this have to do with Scott Baio? Is he speaking at the RNC too? He wishes. He did back in 2016 to stump for Trump. Nowadays, his most recent headlines have been about his complaint that his Trump support has gotten him blacklisted in Hollywood and his wife Renee’s apology for getting into a “Twitter war” with the mother of a child who was fatally shot at Sandy Hook.

Baio is trending because the McCloskeys’ 15-minutes of fame have many, many Twitter users making the same joke.




Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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