Wisconsin governor fires back at Instagram ‘haters’ by posting shots of beer and cheese curds

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The governor of Wisconsin wants all his instagram critics to kick back with a cold beer.

After Wired published an article Thursday criticizing Republican governor Scott Walker for having a boring Instagram feed, Walker decided to hit back at the “liberal media” – by posting a photo of a beer.

“For those in the liberal media who don’t like my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, I have a simple response,” wrote Walker in an Instagram post Thursday. “Can I get you a beer?”

The response, which Walker followed by a barrage of tweets and Instagram posts of other Wisconsin food items and scenes, earned the Republican governor some support – along with a fair dose of ridicule – on social media.


Lashing out at the “liberal media,” Walker urged his critics to relax by sipping on a cold beer.

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The article that appears to have prompted Walker’s response criticized the governor for posting the “least appealing” aspect of any activity he is doing.

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Source: Wired and Twitter


It’s not the first time Walker’s postings have drawn ridicule. He drew criticism in November for his repetitive posts of ham and cheese sandwich lunches and The Daily Caller called out Walker’s “gross” food Instagram posts in 2015.

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Source: The Guardian, The Daily Caller, New York Magazine


Here’s an entire segment from Samantha Bee on Walker’s eating habits on “Full Frontal”:


Walker has posted photos of himself at official events and drawings with patriotic imagery often in the past.

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In response to the criticism, Walker urged his critics to #chill and posted another photo of Wisconsin cheese curds.

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Walker was unfazed by the jokes at his social media skills that followed.

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In fact, Walker had once advised Donald Trump to “tweet more.”

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Even after the pushback, Walker went on to cross-post many of the same images on his Twitter.

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