Adam Scott Tells Mitch McConnell To Stop Using His Image On Social Media — Unless It Supports His ‘Humiliating Defeat’

Adam Scott is going after Mitch McConnell, blasting the Senate Majority Leader’s social media team for using a “Parks and Recreation”-era GIF of the actor on McConnell’s “Team Mitch” re-election campaign.

Scott, currently seen in the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies”, apparently caught wind of a tweet from the campaign’s Twitter account after someone on McConnell’s social media team thought it would clever to use a GIF os Scott’s “Parks and Rec” character winking.

Scott, however, was not amused, and issued a scathing rebuke to the Kentucky politician who’s become known as the “Grim Reaper of the Senate” for his propensity of refusing to bring Democrat-led legislation to the floor for a vote.

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“Dear Mitch McConnell & all those representing him,” wrote Scott.

“Please refrain from using my image in support of anything but your own stunning & humiliating defeat. Thanks! Adam,” he concluded.

This isn’t the first time that someone associated with “Parks and Recreation” engaged in a Twitter feud with a right-wing political organization.

Last year, the National Rifle Association tweeted a GIF of Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, who was depicted as giving a thumbs-up to the NRA’s controversial spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

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That particular tweet earned the wrath of “Parks and Rec” exec producer Mike Schur, who goes by the handle @KenTremendous on Twitter.

In his Twitter response, Schur pointed out that Poehler “isn’t on twitter, but she texted me a message: ‘Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f**k off?”

Also weighing in was Poehler’s co-star Nick Offerman, who likewise criticized the NRA’s “pro-slaughter agenda” and advised the organization to “please eat s**t.”

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