Sure, we love a good parody account: users have been retweeting choice bon mots from @NotZuckerberg and @BettyFckinWhite since last year. (And who can forget the profanity-laced epic of @MayorEmanuel?) But it’s time we lay this phenomenon to rest: we’ve reached a point of overload.
The year started off innocently enough with @AngiesRightLeg, @IvyBlueCarter and @HologramTupac. But soon, every news event was getting its own parody twitter account. @SarcasticRover was competing for space with @NBCDelayed and @KimKierkegaard. @PaulRyanGosling and @InvisibleObama infiltrated our feeds thanks to the 2012 election, attempting to spin a remarkable moment into a long, unfunny joke. And don’t get us started on @Romneys_Binder, @LaughingJBiden or @BigBirdRomney. After the first few tweets, these accounts generally fade away, save for a few mentions in twitter trends pieces across the web. Seriously , if Kanye West’s skirt has its own Twitter account, what’s the point? This, fellow Twitter users, is why we can’t have nice things.