Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t seem like the nicest person in the world. She has even been known to tell off a colleague on the House floor and call them “a little b*tch.” She is also openly lobbying to be Trump’s running mate, so if you were hoping that she might tank her own political career, well, that might do it. Greene’s own tendency to be rude and disrespectful, however, doesn’t mean that she deserves the same. And some wonder whether a joke from Law and Order: Organized Crime star Chris Meloni crossed that line.
Meloni has been seen around lately while posing only in socks, but he cannot resist cracking a joke every now and then. And although it could be argued that Greene set herself up here, the joke was still not the greatest look. Many thought the low-hanging fruit that Meloni reached for was funny, oh, but it was also mean. Here’s Greene doing the set up, by the way, by posing in front of “[t]he world famous Iowa Butter Cow!”
The world famous Iowa Butter Cow! pic.twitter.com/9ParouprQh
— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) August 19, 2023
Meloni fired right back: “Right, but what’s in the glass case behind you.”
Right, but what’s in the glass case behind you https://t.co/e3oaJwFjqO
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) August 20, 2023
Some Greene defenders stepped up because, generally speaking, one really should not call a woman (or anyone) a cow.
Aww cmon I understand disliking her politics but I think she is an attractive woman
— Michigan dude (@michiganbuddy) August 20, 2023
Sounds about right…smug liberal asshole talking down to a woman.
— Bradley Scott (@Hoosiers1986) August 21, 2023
Are you sure you want to be a comedian or are you just that desperate for attention?
— Scorpio9 (@Scorpio61159665) August 21, 2023
Still, and perhaps because this zinger was so unexpected, more people laughed along with Meloni.
Officer I would like to report a murder
— Guy Hamilton-Smith (@G_Padraic) August 20, 2023
I see no crime here..
— Lisa Ribacoff (@LisaRibacoff) August 20, 2023
Ughhhh this is why you’re my man
— Devin♡ (@aiwfcidevin) August 21, 2023
Petty Chris Meloni is my favorite.
— Casey (she/her) (@MamaSissieSays) August 20, 2023
Holy shit Chris you killed her
— Steve Supports the WGA (@SteveRogers1943) August 20, 2023
She’s always so happy when she takes a picture with Trump.
— Sam (@princesleeper) August 20, 2023
Greene has thus far ignored the chaos. Perhaps she has replies muted on Twitter, but if she zings back, she’ll send that message loud and clear.