It seems that having the same name as somebody that is loathed by millions of Americans can have a detrimental effect. Especially if that name is Mike Pence as one Twitter user is discovering.
Right Twitter Hate Mail, Wrong Twitter Address
Many social media users have been sending hate mail to @mikepence. As it turns out, this poor soul is a liberal software developer. The Vice-President-elect that has advocated hate filled jargon like conversion therapy for homosexuals. Pence also expresses outright ignorance over issues like evolution and thinks creationism of his faith alone should be taught in the classroom. That Mike Pence is @mike_pence.
Here is a little sampling of what the poor grandfather is suffering through on a daily basis:
— Lminn (@21sunshine64) November 7, 2016
— susan (@susanmi96148849) November 6, 2016
— ellen silver (@ellensilver3) November 6, 2016
All this hate being levied at the wrong guy by people who neglected to check the bio of the poor guy. He is being bombarded almost daily.
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) November 15, 2016
Mike Pence (not the VP-elect) has fired back but to no avail. The flood seems to be ceaseless.
— Mike Pence (@mikepence) November 16, 2016
Mike has also enjoyed a little light trolling over the confusion. He enjoys portraying an erotic love affair between VP-elect Pence and Donald Trump.
— Mike Pence (@mikepence) July 15, 2016
“I can’t begin to catch up with the mentions of @mikepence on Twitter. On the one hand, it has been hugely entertaining, since I get to troll conservatives a bit by pretending to be in a love affair with @realDonaldTrump using my account. On the other hand, any hope I had of actually using it to have conversations with the many amazing software engineers that I know is pretty much on hold until the governor is (hopefully) no longer the talk of the moment.”
“It is also interesting that for all of our obsession with our mobile devices, television appearances blow up my notifications like nothing else does.”- The Other Mike Pence to NY Mag
Mike has tried to politely brush off the storm at first, however, it would seem that after the election the flood is just too much to stem the tide of.
I'm a liberal software engineer, not a Republocrat bigot. Send your hate-tweets to @GovPenceIN
— Mike Pence (@mikepence) July 13, 2016
oh yay. dumb and dumber are on the ticket and I am going to have to use a nickname because being Mike Pence just became unfortunate. 😐
— Mike Pence (@mikepence) July 14, 2016
While we feel for Mr. Pence being confused for the VP-elect, it is truly hilarious.