‘This ain’t right’: Internet livid after Twitter suspends ‘El Bloombito’ parody account mocking Mike Bloomberg
Midtown Comics photo of Spiderman and Mike Bloomberg

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent $31 million on one-week of political ads -- the most ever spent by a candidate.


While many Twitter users were trashing Bloomberg for attempting to buy the 2020 Democratic Party nomination, one voice was conspicuously absent: the famous parody account El Bloombito, which has long-mocked Bloomberg's Spanglish.

El Bloombito has been around a long time -- in 2011, Buzzfeed ran a story headline, "The Best Of El Bloombito."

In 2016, Reuters reported on the El Bloombito's return, as Bloomberg was considering running for president. Newsweek noted the reemergence of the account as Bloomberg considered a 2020 bid.

But now the account has gone dark, after being suspended by Twitter.

[caption id="attachment_1565150" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The suspended El Bloombito account on Twitter (screengrab)[/caption]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ripped the decision.

AOC was not alone. Prominent Republican attorney George Conway launched an eight-tweet thread blasting the decision and appealing directly to Twitter CEO Josh Dorsey.

Here's some of what others were saying: