Beto Gets a Shot

Beto Gets a Shot

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Updated Oct 04, 2019 at 04:58PM EDT by Sophie.

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Beto Gets a Shot is a viral video of democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rouke getting a flu shot which was originally posted to his Instagram stories in October 2019. Many Twitter users mocked the video by photoshopping screenshots, commenting on Beto's reaction to the shot and claiming it was meaningless to post it in the first place.

Origin

On October 2nd, 2019, Beto O'Rouke posted the video of himself getting a flu shot to Instagram stories. That same day, Twitter user @calebJHull reported the video to Twitter saying, "Absolutely no one asked for this content" (shown below). The tweet gained over 5,500 likes and 450 retweets in two days.



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On October 2nd, Twitter user @jason_howerton[1] tweeted, "At least he's walking the walk and showing he's not in possession of any guns of any kind" (shown below). The comment which refers to O'Rouke's stance on guns gained over 120 likes in two days.


Jason Howerton @jason_howerton At least he's walking the walk and showing he's not in possession of any guns of any kind. @jason_howerton Oct 2 Jason Howerton How are u from Texas? oourke 12ts Flu shot! 0:09 79.6K views Send message 1:37 PM Oct 2, 2019 . Twitter Web App

That same day, @JustinWhang[2] tweeted a screenshot of the video captioned, "Say what you want about Beto, it's kind of fucked up that they euthanized him" (shown below, left). The tweet accumulated over 69,200 likes and 8,900 retweets in two days. The next day @pooldad[3] tweeted a parody story in which O'Rouke gives Bernie Sanders his heart and attaches a screenshot of O'Rouke getting a flu shot and Bernie Sanders (shown below, right). The tweet accumulated over 24,000 likes and 3,500 retweets in a day.


Justin Whang @JustinWhang Say what you want about Beto, it's kind of f----- up that they euthanized him betoorourke 19m Send Message O 7:48 PM Oct 2, 2019 - Twitter Web App pooldad @pooldad Bernie: I'm scared of getting this heart transplant. Beto: It's ok babe, I'll be here after your surgery. Bernie wakes after surgery and sees a nurse* Bernie: Where is Beto? He said he'd be here. Nurse: Who do you think gave you the heart? 12:09 AM Oct 3, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

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DAILY The Daily Wire WIRE@realDailyWire BREAKING: Beto Seen Wearing Shirt That Isn't Blue. Oh wait there it is in the back. bovoorourke 19h X Flu shot! 236K views Send message 6:03/0:15 x / From Behind 2020 7:21 PM Oct 2, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Tommy Joe Ratliff @TommyJoeRatliff Replying to @CalebJHull Seriously! I don't know why we need to see them dancing, doing live streams from their kitchen, folding laundry, drinking beer or whatever. It doesn't make them seem relatable, it's insulting because they assume were that gullible. Can't believe there are people that fall for it! 4:45 PM Oct 2, 2019 Twitter for iPhone bonnet @bluebonnetbeto this is beto. beto is getting vaccinated. everyone should get vaccinated. I said what I said. 6:41 PM Oct 1, 2019 . Twitter for iPhone james @GaytaScientist Beto O'Rourke got a flu shot so I got a flu shot too. 7:36 LTE betoorourke 13h confiscate my hole Send 5:43 PM Oct 2, 2019 Twitter for iPhone X J.R.R. Woken @Roll_Titans Replying to @JustinWhang and @ComfortablySmug betoorourke 19h FURRY LIFE O Send message 12:52 PM Oct 3, 2019 Twitter for Android X Kyle Style Podcast @KStylePodcast Replying to @JustinWhang and @aelfred_D X betoorourke 19h TATTOO!! V Send message 8:42 PM Oct 2, 2019 Twitter for Android :

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External References

[1] Twitter – jason_howerton

[2] Twitter – JustinWhang

[3] Twitter – pooldad

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