Scott Walker’s Pizza Problems
His attempts to win attention for eating pizza bring viral merriment to a weary nation.
Eating a pizza shouldn’t be this complicated.
But for former Wisconsin governor and tireless self-promoter Scott Walker it is oh-so-comical.
Back in the summer of 2019 his photo of a “veggie pizza on the lake!” that wasn’t really a pizza at all went viral, in a round of ridicule that Huff Post reported. If you have a few spare moments I recommend scrolling through the story and the tweeted parodies of Walker’s purported pizza. My favorite is the “fish tacos by my sink,” though “hot dogs on the lake” is equally funny.
This year Walker was back with yet more pizza puffery, this time tweeting, on December 26: “Great pizza tonight at San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana. We have to support our local restaurants and small businesses!”
Great pizza tonight at San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana. We have to support our local restaurants and small businesses! pic.twitter.com/uvMityyraH
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) December 27, 2020
A truly lovely sentiment, except… We’ll let the New York Daily News story take it from there:
“It was supposed to be expressing support to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Twitter users quickly outed the photo after noting its sausage configuration looked familiar.
“Panning out, the photo was a cropped image of a pizza pic taken with a bunch of friends a year earlier.
“A local news site amplified the message and lauded the gumshoes who had solved the Case of the Poser Pizza.
Ah, but the former governor, who once claimed his male pattern baldness was just a temporary bald spot caused by bumping his head while fixing his kitchen sink, had an equally nifty explanation of his phony-looking photo:
“My family & I went to @SanGiorgioMKE last night,” Walker tweeted in reply. “Great food. I used an old photo since we didn’t take one last night.”
But many weren’t convinced as livetube.tv noted:
People lie about the dumbest things. Here is Republican @ScottWalker (who has been caught lying before) posting a photo of his “great pizza tonight.” Next to it is the uncropped version of the same pizza, in a photo he posted last year. pic.twitter.com/LvDkw0I5H7
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) December 27, 2020
The good news for Scott is that despite his latest fib, his nose still isn’t giving him away.