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Darren Rovell Forwards Student's Response to Parody Twitter Account to University

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The parody Twitter account PFTCommenter can be extremely vulgar, but anybody who reads it carefully enough can discern that its writer actually¬†holds the opposite opinion to most of what he is satirizing. He made a Nazi joke to describe RG3’s new Instagram branding, one of his followers responded (in PFTCommenter’s voice) with an extension of it that tagged Rovell, and then this happened:

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For those that don’t spend all day on Twitter, tagging Rovell was a nod to the idea that sometimes he can be over-the-top with the extent to which he fetishizes brands at the purported expense of human emotions and interactions.¬†The tweet was reducing this idea to absurdity, not implying that Rovell is a Nazi sympathizer.

Shipan is a political science professor at the University of Michigan.

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