Vice-presidential debate in the US: the irony of Stephen King and the memes about the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s hair

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The insect stole attention for two minutes and the curious moment did not go unnoticed on social networks either.

US Vice President Mike Pence starred in a curious episode that had a great impact on social networks, during the first and only debate with Democrat Kamala Harris.

The event occurred when the moderator Susan Page questioned the president about whether justice had been done in the case of the African American Breonna Taylor.

In full speech, a fly landed on the hair of Donald Trump’s running mate for the upcoming election. And it stayed for almost two minutesDespite Pence’s movements, he continued to speak as if unaware of what happened on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

On Twitter, several users did not let the moment pass. Even the prestigious writer Stephen King, who was always critical of the current Republican government, echoed and chicaneled: “Lord of the Flies, starring Mike Pence. Coming soon to a nearby streaming platform. “

Even in the midst of the pandemic, the author of classics such as “The Shining”, “Misery”, “The Body” and “Carrie” had already crossed Pence by visiting a clinic in Minnesota without wearing a chinstrap.

Another one who tweeted was none other than Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who posted a photo with a fly swatter and asking for campaign donations: “Invest $ 5 to help make this campaign soar.”

But there was more. Before such a resonance, an account called “The Pence Fly”, where videos and images of the insect were uploaded on the head of the vice president and that reached about 50 thousand followers in a handful of minutes.

Other netizens, meanwhile, began to flood the social network with memes. “I think the fly won the debate”, “Vice President Pence, your time is up and there is a fly on your head” and “the fly attached to your hair gel could better answer these questions” were some of the jokes that were read.

Others recalled that it was not the first time that a similar event occurred in a US electoral debate. In 2016, it happened to Hillary Clinton when she exhibited alongside Donald Trump himself.


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