TRENTON, N.J. – The state of New Jersey’s overpriced six-figure “official” Twitter account is infamous for its boorish millennial humor, crass “your mom” level humor, and general uselessness to the taxpayers (other than to try and make Phil Murphy seem hip).
@NJGov’s latest insult: Karen-style social-distance shaming with F-bombs.
Here’s what the account tweeted on Saturday to coincide with the reopening of New Jersey’s state parks and golf courses:
state parks are now OPEN:
| don’t f* this up |
| practice social |
| distancing |
— New Jersey (@NJGov) May 2, 2020
You’re not alone.
Two Republicans – Assemblywoman Serna DiMaso, herself a first responder, and NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt – laid into Murphy and his administration for its strange sense of humor with one million (plus) residents unemployed and 250k waiting for unemployment benefits:
I’m sorry this is absolutely distasteful. There are almost a million people out of work and we are paying someone to chastise us with foul language on Twitter? And our governor seems to condone it? #ThisIsJustWrong https://t.co/pPIByFSE2V
— Serena DiMaso (@Sdimaso) May 2, 2020
“Big egos have little ears.” @GovMurphy would do better listening to #NJ’s 1M unemployed, struggling families & shuttered business owners & give us an economic reopening plan instead of stupid memes. Lead better. #NJGOP #LeadRight #njunemploymentpandemic #COVID__19 pic.twitter.com/gfqNi93O1N
— Douglas Steinhardt (@DSteinhardtEsq) May 2, 2020
DiMaso is a frontline volunteer during the COVID-19 emergency serving as an EMR (emergency medical responder) during her free time away from Trenton.