Satirical account @priceoreason mocked HBO Max’s decision to stop showing cartoon character Bugs Bunny’s nemesis, hunter Elmer Fudd, carrying a rifle. Instead the account’s tweet read, Fudd will be reading Bugs “Alyssa Milano’s Tweets, hoping it has a similar effect.”
BREAKING NEWS: HBO Max has decided that Elmer Fudd will no longer be using a gun to try and kill Bugs Bunny. Instead, he will be reading him Alyssa Milano’s Tweets, hoping it has a similar effect. pic.twitter.com/wCjM3u8LQk
— Price of Reason (@priceoreason) June 7, 2020
Milano is an actress who has become known in recent years as an ultra-liberal activist.
The tweet went viral, but then shortly after engagement with the tweet virtually stopped.
“If you search for Elmer Fudd and my handle, you only find a few responses to my OP [original post]. No retweets with comments, no tweet, no nothing. It’s as if neither it or I ever existed,” the author said.
@priceoreason later confirmed that his tweet had “shadowbanned,” a process by which exposure to a tweet or account is artificially stifled.