Congressman’s Staffer Fired Over Response to Sexy ’2 Broke Girls’ Spot

Feb 8, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Following a Super Bowl commercial in which the two stars of CBS’s “2 Broke Girls” danced around a stripper pole, a spokesperson for Republican Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador was fired over a tweet he sent about the spot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"’Me likey Broke Girls,’ wrote Phil Hardy after seeing the show’s stars, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, eat diner food seductively and hang from a stripper pole in skimpy waitress outfits,” the piece reports.

Hardy sent the tweet by mistake, the story says, using Rep. Labrador’s account. The piece cites a report in the Idaho Statesman.

“The tweet came down 14 seconds later — not long enough to prevent it from being captured and circulated throughout the Internet,” the report notes. “Labrador’s district director, Jake Ball, tells the Statesman that the congressman made the call to fire Hardy, who had worked for him since 2010.”

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4 Comments

  1. As Jon Stewart pointed out, Republicans are only interested in protecting the 2nd amendment. Holy crap man, the tweet wasn’t even offensive.

  2. Hi Tim, I am a Republican and I have to say that I think it is rediculous that Mr. Hardy was fired! He probably expressed what the majority of men watching that spot thought. The show is a comedy, the spot was funny and the tweet was funny. Too bad having a sense of humor has become politically incorrect.

  3. The phrase “me likey” originally was used to imitate someone with English as a second language and might have been deemed offensive. It has become ubiquitous and it’s a stretch to worry about that.

  4. I think it’s the fact that he tweeted using Rep. Labrador’s account that got Hardy fired.
    “Hardy sent the tweet by mistake, the story says, using Rep. Labrador’s account.”

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