An attack by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) on the Disney company fell flat on its face Monday as she tried to join the battle between the entertainment giant and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
With the conservative governor firing back at the company's plan to roll back the so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill, Boebert tried to make a case for a Republican Congress to go after Disney by stripping away a distinctive trademark -- that is not a trademark.
Adding to that was an embarrassing typo by Boebert which was immediately pounced upon by her many critics.
According to the Colorado Republican, "Next year, the woke Disney lobbyists will ask Congress to extend Micky Mouse’s trademark. I think not."
Spelling Mickey as "Micky" was just one reason why commenters piled on her latest tweet as you can see below:
Mickey, not Micky. Copyright, not trademark.\n\nOther than that, great tweet.— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1649113471
1. You don't know the difference between a trademark and a copyright.\n\n2. It's (pretty famously) M-I-C-K-***E***-Y M-O-U-S-Ehttps://twitter.com/RepBoebert/status/1511081269207216140\u00a0\u2026— Cory Doctorow (@Cory Doctorow) 1649107885
This is not how any of this works. \n\n-Congress doesn\u2019t legislate individual trademarks.\n\n-Once the US Patent and Trademark Office registers a trademark, it can last forever if it\u2019s renewed.\n\n-It\u2019s Mickey Mouse not Micky.\n\n-Why do Republicans want to cancel Mickey Mouse?https://twitter.com/RepBoebert/status/1511081269207216140\u00a0\u2026— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1649124697
M-I-C-K-E-Y \n\nThere\u2019s literally a song that taught millions of us how to spell it. If these losers weren\u2019t dumb we\u2019d be screwed.https://twitter.com/repboebert/status/1511081269207216140\u00a0\u2026— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1649130591
Hello there, Lauren dear. There is a very famous song that teaches you how to spell correctly. Sing along and see if you can catch your mistake.https://youtu.be/0voPhsCY1ag— Lou Ann Henderson (@Lou Ann Henderson) 1649123739
It\u2019s MICKEY Mouse, you useless idiot.\nThere\u2019s literally a song spelling it out.\n\nMIC- see ya real soon\nKEY- why, cuz we love you\nM O U S E\n\nIt\u2019s not fair to stupid people to call you that word.pic.twitter.com/QyKGrUhbis— Jo \ud83c\udf3b (@Jo \ud83c\udf3b) 1649108238
Literally none of those things work that way.https://twitter.com/RepBoebert/status/1511081269207216140\u00a0\u2026— James S.A. Corey (@James S.A. Corey) 1649125769
The U.S. Constitution specifically grants Congress power over copyright and patent law, but not over trademark law. Trademarks do not expire as long as they are in use. US Patent & Trademark Office oversees this via Dept of Commerce. Maybe you are talking about copyright?— NViroMental (@NViroMental) 1649106171
Do you ever get tired of being stupid? Isn't it exhausting?— Mike McGranaghan (@Mike McGranaghan) 1649109594