Thursday, October 28, 2021

Sen. Mitt Romney unveils Ted Lasso Halloween costume and it's giving bizarre Brazzers vibes

Posted By on Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 2:09 PM

click to enlarge "She's one tough cookie," says Mitt Lasso before serving up a full English breakfast. - SCREENGRAB/TWITTER
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  • "She's one tough cookie," says Mitt Lasso before serving up a full English breakfast.

If you logged onto Twitter today, you, like us, may be asking yourself: how did we get here? And, more importantly, how do we make it stop?

The answer: be a goldfish.

Of course, we're referring to Michigan-born, one-time presidential hopeful and flip-flopping Senator Mitt "binders full of women" Romney, a man who struggles to blow out birthday candles on a Twinkie cake and is estimated to be worth somewhere around $280 million.

In other words, a man of the people, er, like, 1% of the people.
Romney could not be more different than Ted Lasso, the fictional mustachioed American college football coach who, on his titular Apple+ series, becomes an English soccer team's unlikely last hope, and is, apparently, Romney's choice for a Halloween costume.

Lasso, played by actor Jason Sudeikis, has, in just two seasons, become one of the most beloved characters in television history thanks to his can-do attitude, and his motivational metaphor-heavy approach to everything from soccer, friendships, love, loss, and mental illness. But for many, Lasso is a sacred totem that has, as of Thursday, been tainted by a guy who clearly lacks the charisma and relatability that Sudiekis' character has become synonymous with. For fuck's sake, Romney once said the following: "Tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow." What does that even... you know what? Nevermind.

Here is Mitt Lasso (which is a pretty good porn name if you ask us) re-creating the daily delivery of Lasso's homemade shortbread biscuits to Arizona's bisexual, denim vest-wearing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Big Pharma), who is cosplaying as Lasso's boss, Rebecca Welton, owner of the AFC Richmond soccer league.

To quote Metro Times' sex columnist Dan Savage: What the actual fuck?

Savage is not alone as Twitter is, well, doing what Twitter does best: adding the Brazzers logo to Romney's ill-conceived attempt to be likable, relatable, and, well, human.
Is it getting hot in here or is it just the hell we're living in?

Some Twitter users are using this stunt to point out the ironic hypocrisy of Romney's costume choice.
While some pose questions on all of our minds.

OK, OK, but, most importantly, what does Ted Lasso think of this?


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