Fairly fly for a white man: insect on Mike Pence’s head upstages vice-president | US information

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Ahead of the Vice Presidential Debate on Wednesday, the question was whether Kamala Harris or Mike Pence would do an outstanding job.

Instead, the show’s unexpected star was a fly that landed on Pence’s head and sat there carefree for two minutes.

Timothy Burke
(@bubbaprog)

Total time a fly sat on Mike Pence’s head: two minutes pic.twitter.com/PtI0rKSi5I

October 8, 2020

Bill Kristol
(@ BillKristol)

My debate ranking:
1. Senator Harris.
2. The fly.
3. Vice President Pence.

October 8, 2020

Josh Marshall
(@joshtpm)

Who will land the interview with the fly? The drive time was amazing. https://t.co/ezp0R9bRH9

October 8, 2020

The unnamed fly generated a lot of comments online, and the word “fly” started spreading on Twitter. Some have suggested that conventional wisdom suggests that flies are attracted to feces.

nate change
(@natedern)

A fly that lands on Pence’s head while he says “systemic racism is not real” is the way the universe says “this is bullshit”. pic.twitter.com/25dBH2t5zr

October 8, 2020

Patton Oswalt
(@pattonoswalt)

EWWWWWWWWW Mike Pence has this fly on his stomach. #VPDebate

October 8, 2020

It wasn’t long before the fly had its own Twitter account – Mike Pence’s Fly.

While preparing for the debate, Harris and her team realized that women in power face double standards compared to men – including scrutinizing women’s looks.

But it was Pence’s appearance that attracted more attention.

Aside from asking if the Vice President has a fly on his head, people also pointed out the condition of his left eye.

Numerous viewers noticed that Pence’s left eye was distinctly pink in color, which led to a widespread discussion about pink eyes.


Padma Lakshmi
(@PadmaLakshmi)

Is he alright? pic.twitter.com/77qDCYdFGr

October 8, 2020

Claudia Jordan
(@claudiajordan)

#FAKENEWS he was awful and incredibly stiff and wrong. And looked sick with the pink eye AND the fly was attracted to shit. https://t.co/sxvaqGywfT

October 8, 2020

Pink eyes or conjunctivitis can be a symptom of coronavirus. Pence tested negative for Covid-19 before the debate – dozens of Donald Trump’s other contacts weren’t as lucky.

The Biden-Harris campaign picked up on the subject of flying with commendable speed: Biden tweeted a fundraising campaign related to flying (“Pitch in $ 5 to help fly this campaign”) and “flywillvote.com” posted on a website has been diverted to the Americans can register to vote.


Joe Biden
(@Joe Biden)

Throw in $ 5 to support this campaign. https://t.co/CqHAId0j8t pic.twitter.com/NbkPl0a8HV

October 8, 2020

Joe Biden
(@Joe Biden)

https://t.co/TtWm3i4eaq.

October 8, 2020