Michigan Elected Official Faces Backlash for Laughing About Rush Limbaugh's Death
President of Middleville Village faces backlash after post
President of Middleville Village, Amanda Fisk, is facing backlash after laughing on social media about the death of iconic Conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh.
Fisk shared a news report detailing Limbaugh's death and wrote:
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *deep breath* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,” WOOD TV reported.
Fisk later deleted the post after the backlash and told Fox 17, “her words are in no way affiliated with staff or the village itself.”
“I’m not a public figure of the township,” she said.
She requested critics not to share her comments as residents call for her accountability.
“Honestly, that’s not the way you represent a community,” Amanda Pullen, whose father, Charles Pullen, was Fisk’s predecessor, told the news station.
“I mean, you’re in the public eye no matter what.”
Keara Hilton, who is also fighting cancer, called for Fisk’s resignation in an online petition.
“Personally, I’m not a fan of Rush Limbaugh,” Hilton told WOOD TV.
“I don’t listen to him, and what I have read and heard, he’s not someone that I would support.”
Hilton’s petition has now over 1,000 signatures.
“It’s just disheartening that a human can actually say that and be excited about the death of another human,” Middleville resident Lisa Forcia said, according to WOOD TV.
Fisk had also posted acidic comments in he past.
“If you’re not patriotic enough to call @POTUS out for his bullshit the other 364 days a year, or wear a mask to the store, or give a shit about black lives or brown kids in cages or poverty wages or homelessness, you’re not patriotic enough to cry about 9/11,” she wrote on Twitter.
“Remember those 3,000 lives quietly if you must but do it quietly without jerking off over the ‘greatest country in the world,'” Fisk said.
She also lectured residents critical of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) 10:00 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants in January.
“I know it’s super funny to act like the virus is ‘more contagious after 10 pm’ and trust me, I’m laughing VERY hard at your HILARIOUS joke, but here’s the thing: y’all are irresponsible and ‘forgetful’ after a couple of drinks,” Fisk wrote on Facebook.
“The virus doesn’t get more contagious after 10, you and your idiot friends just get dumber,” she declared.
“You’ve been shown to be unable to follow basic guidelines while sober, and we certainly cannot trust you while intoxicated. Thus, a curfew,” she continued.
“Ya did it to yourselves. So stfu (shut the fuck up) already.”