Twitter Trolls Absurdly Go After Clinton For 'Between Two Ferns'

Carol Nisar
On his web series “Between Two Ferns," Zach Galifianakis held court in his deadpan interview with Hillary Clinton: “What’s the best way to reach you? Email?”

In Hillary Clinton’s bid to appeal to the millennial generation, she made an appearance on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,” which was posted online Thursday morning. Doing the interview to talk about being the first “girl president” was her idea, according to Newsweek.

In the mock interview in which Galifianakis plays his typecast “dumb” character, he mostly fed into the usual Clinton critiques and seriously poked fun at rival Donald Trump’s bigotry. The comedian even asked the presidential hopeful how many words she typed per minute as "secretary."

Of course, Clinton played along beautifully, executing her famous side-eye glances and looks of boredom, and the results were nothing short of hilarious. 

Some anti-Clinton fanatics came out of the woodwork, as usual, to troll her on Twitter for her comedic efforts. Their nonsensical responses ranged from sheer bitterness to pure anger. A number of these social media comebacks are so outrageous, one can’t help but chuckle.

One Twitter user angrily tweeted, “i [sic] am staunchly against content that attempts to humanize any politician. all politicians are lizzards [sic]. between two ferns is freaking agitprop.”

Even a few fans of Galifianakis’ humor were divided over whether they thought the latest webisode was in good taste, or if it could even be considered “funny.” A Daily Beast columnist, Robby Soave, tweeted, “Between Two Ferns used to be only actually funny thing on Funny or Die. But we’re not laughing now.”

Clinton haters should consider whether or not Trump could have pulled off her poker-faced performance on the show. It’s hardly likely. The irony would have been lost on the GOP candidate, who is not even capable of ad-libbing in his speeches without offending entire communities.  

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Photo credit: YouTube screenshot, Funny or Die