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Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Dick Incident

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Updated Oct 21, 2020 at 08:29AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

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Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Dick Incident refers to a Zoom call in which Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, allegedly exposed himself on camera to staff of both The New Yorker and WNYC. After the incident was published in an article on Vice in mid-October 2020, the keywords "Zoom Dick" became a trending topic on Twitter in the United States. The Vice article was later updated to indicate that witnesses saw Toobin masturbating on the call.


On October 19th, 2020, Vice[1] published an article titled "New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident," which reported that Toobin had exposed himself during a Zoom call "between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio." The article contained a statement from Toobin, who claimed he "made an embarrassingly stupid mistake" and that he thought he had "muted the Zoom video."

“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers. I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video”


Online Reaction

That day, Twitter[2] user @onesarahjones tweeted the cover for the Game Boy Color game Toobin` (shown below, left). Meanwhile, writer Zach Schonfeld posted a screenshot of Toobin's Wikipage page on Twitter,[3] which had been edited to include "Zoom Dick Incident" as a subheading in his career history (shown below, right).

TESTOTE MIDWAY Nat Compatible with Other Game Boy Systems ONLY FOR COLOR Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Education 3 Career 3.1 Zoom Dick Incident 4 Views on U.S. Constitution 5 Personal life 6 In popular culture 7 Bibliography 8 References 9 External links

The same day, Twitter user @Aisle424 posted the Inappropriate Timing Bill Clinton photo with the message "Did someone say Zoom Dick?" (shown below).

Æ5-L3 iv2iv @Aisle424 "Did someone say Zoom Dick?" WHITE HOUN 3:18 PM · Oct 19, 2020 · TweetDeck >

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Meanwhile, screenshots taken from a comedy sketch video created as an ad for PornHub in May 2020 began circulating as fake footage from the Toobin video.[4]

Twitter user @thehangingchads[5] posted a photoshopped screenshot from the video, superimposing a picture of a naked man into the upper-left corner of the image (shown below). Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 2,100 likes and 600 retweets.

The Hanging Chads @thehangingchads Sad day for @JeffreyToobin's kids and grandkids. CHRIS MichaK MkaDemil Xalena D 6:10 PM Oct 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone >

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