If you caught the Emmys, you may have seen Jackie Hoffman — nominated for her brilliant turn as enigmatic Mamacita in Feud: Bette and Joan — mouthing, “Dammit! Dammit!” when she lost to Ann Dowd (in The Handmaid's Tale).
For anyone with a brain, it was clearly a funny bit. But some entertainment outlets and others on Twitter must've checked their brains before the viewing party ...
Because people started reacting to Jackie's reaction as if it may be real, she followed it up with even more outlandish tweets:
I hear that Laura Dern runs a child porn ring #soreloser Emmys2017— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) September 18, 2017
I hear that Laura Dern looted art from Nazi victims— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) September 18, 2017
I hear the media actually taking my reaction seriously? Are you kidding me?— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) September 18, 2017
Honestly, guys, it's not that hard to figure out. No wonder the Russians had no problem duping America with anti-Hillary and pro-Trump Facebook posts, and no wonder there are people who think all news is fake, including mass shootings.
I've been enjoying Jackie's work for 20 years in NYC, including this semi-recent one-woman performance.
Here's the bit, BTW:
P.S. For anyone at all skeptical of the idea that Jackie Hoffman was making jokes: