Navy vet becomes accidental #HimToo poster boy thanks to his mom

Lauren Warner
October 09, 2018 - 2:11 pm
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If you've logged onto Twitter today you might be confused by the explosion of tweets suggesting that a new #HimToo movement is trending.

Not so fast.

In the midst of taking an exam at the University of Central Florida, 32-year-old Navy veteran Pieter Hanson unknowingly became a viral Twitter sensation thanks to his mother. 

Hanson's mother, a user by the name of "BlueStarNavyMom3" (who has since deleted her account), turned Hanson into the face of the #HimToo campaign with the following post:

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“This is MY son,” the viral tweet, which has since been deleted, said. “He graduated #1 in boot camp. He was awarded the USO award. He was #1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects women. He won’t go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations by radical feminists with an axe to grind. I VOTE. #HimToo.”

It didn't take long for the Twitterverse to grab hold of this and create an abundance of parodies, which we couldn't help but share. 

IF ANYONE HAS AN AX TO GRIND, IT'S CERTAINLY THIS MAN.

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NOT AN AX, THIS ONE PREFERS A MACHETE.

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THERE SEEMS TO BE AN UNCANNY RESEMBLANCE.

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THE ORIGINAL MAMA'S BOY...

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THIS ONE IS DEFINITELY FAR FROM THE DARK SIDE.

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THIS ONE'S JUST FULL OF HOT AIR...ER, GAS.

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L A M P

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THE ORIGINAL MOTHERBOY

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THIS IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS ACTUALLY RICK ROLLING YOU ALL

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THIS IS JUST WHAT NIGHTMARES ARE MADE OF

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HERE'S HOPING THIS COUNTERACTS THE LAST IMAGE...WE ALL LOVE HIS 'LUCKY FIN'!

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Pieter quickly joined Twitter, @Thatwasmymom, and posted the following before the Twitter mobs could hang him out to dry, then thanked Twitter for its excellent meme game.

"That was my Mom. Sometimes the people we love do things that hurt us without realizing it. Let's turn this around. I respect and #BelieveWomen. I never have and never will support #HimToo. I'm a proud Navy vet, Cat Dad, and Ally. Also, Twitter, your meme game is on point."

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