What's a young sailor to do when his mother posts a mortifying photo of him with a caption meant to rebuke #MeToo and women's calls for justice? Play it off with grace and class, apparently. That's what Navy vet Pieter Hanson (handle is @thatwasmymom) did when his mom's now-deleted tweet went viral:
"This is MY son," the tweet reads. "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"
The tweet was flooded with responses and immediately went viral, mostly due to its easily mockable format and hyperbolic message.
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