Beavis and Butt Head characters from the MTV shorts next to Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan in a similar pose

Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan "Beavis and Butt-head" Photo

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Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan "Beavis and Butt-head" Photo is an image macro of United States congressional representatives Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan. Due to their style of dress and body language, many compared the pair to various culture figures, including the cartoon characters Beavis and Butt-head as well as characters from various gangster and crime movies.

Origin

On July 9th, 2020, former U.S. attorney Geoffrey Berman appeared before congress in regards to his firing by Donald Trump. [1]

Twitter [2] @alizaslav tweeted the image with the caption "GOP members leave Berman interview with a different view "'It was a lot of nothing. He talked about his removal from the position as creating delays and disruptions yet he would not cite any delays or disruption,' said Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican on Judiciary." The post received more than 270 retweets and 140 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below).


Ali Zaslav @alizaslav GOP members leave Berman interview with a different view "It was a lot of nothing. He talked about his removal from the position as creating delays and disruptions yet he would not cite any delays or disruption," said Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican on Judiciary 12:54 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 from Washington, DC 路 Twitter for iPhone

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People began responding to the image by posting who they believe they resemble. For example, Twitter[5] user @thor_benson retweeted the image with the comment, "They literally look like Beavis and Butt-Head." The tweet received more than 7,200 likes and 985 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below, left).

That day, Twitter[3] user @MattGertz tweeted the image and the caption, "Legitimately curious about whether Jim Jordan is paying Matt Gaetz to dress this way in order to make himself look stylish by comparison." The post received more than 9,100 likes and 1,600 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below, center).

Twitter[4] user @maxberger tweeted the image with the caption "who are these two? wrong answers only." The tweet received more than 5,400 likes and 2,600 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).


Thor Benson @thor_benson They literally look like Beavis and Butt-Head Ali Zaslav @alizaslav 路 19h GOP members leave Berman interview with a different view "It was a lot of nothing. He talked about his removal from the position as creating delays and disruptions yet he would not cite any delays or disruption," said Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking Republican on Judiciary Show this thread 1:05 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 Twitter Web App > Matthew Gertz @MattGertz Legitimately curious about whether Jim Jordan is paying Matt Gaetz to dress this way in order to make himself look stylish by comparison. 1:09 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 TweetDeck Max Berger @maxberger who are these two? wrong answers only 1:34 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 Twitter Web App

Matt Gaetz responded to the comments, writing,[7] "He gave me $100. Enough to buy two more of these suits鈥" The tweet received more than 11,000 likes and 1,500 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below).

That day, The Daily Dot [6] published a report on the meme.


Matt Gaetz @mattgaetz He gave me $100. Enough to buy two more of these suits... Matthew Gertz @MattGertz 路 19h Legitimately curious about whether Jim Jordan is paying Matt Gaetz to dress this way in order to make himself look stylish by comparison. Show this thread 1:55 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone >

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Richard Rowe for Congress @ReforgeAmerica "Yeah, YEAH! We're gonna SCORE! BOOBS!" "Huh-huh. Huhuh... Epstein." Beavis and Butthead 5:25 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 Twitter Web App > Nick Goroff @wizardofcause I'm gonna tell my grandkids this was Beavis and Butthead 1:22 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 Twitter for Android  It's going to get ugly. @bongo_xxx 路 Jul 10 I know there are more vile punchable people out there than Beavis and Butthead here, but I can't think of them offhand when I look at this picture.
Gary Legum @GaryLegum 路 Jul 9 Why is Gaetz dressed like he's in a D--- Tracy cartoon. Quote Tweet  Matthew Gertz @MattGertz  路 Jul 9 Legitimately curious about whether Jim Jordan is paying Matt Gaetz to dress this way in order to make himself look stylish Drew Wilkens @DrewWilkens1 Replying to @MattGertz They look like Beavis and Butt-head when they #Republicansplain AC4DC METALLICAL 1:26 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 Twitter for iPad > Bobby Lewis @revrrlewis matt gaetz is giving me congressman johnny knoxville vibes 3:10 PM 路 Jul 9, 2020 路 Twitter for Android

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