Sen. John DiSanto (R) took to X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday to gripe about Apple’s new iPhone ad, which features a clip from Rodrigo’s video for “Get Him Back,” where she appears to, among other things, key a car and trash room. Oh, and sitting in a car with broken windows.
“Young girl, filming with phone, dressed suggestively, keying a car, trashing a room and so on. Pathetic promoting this is how a young women should act.”
DiSanto didn’t mention Rodrigo by name, and it doesn’t appear he was aware of who the Grammy-nominated singer was since he only referred to the 20-year-old superstar as a “young girl.”
You can see the tweet below.
HuffPost reached out to DiSanto for comment, but he did not immediately respond.
However, Rodrigo’s fans let DiSanto know their thoughts on his pearl-clutching post, most of which was a variation on the title of one of her songs, “Bad Idea, Right?”
Some political organizations saw the opportunity to inspire Rodrigo’s fans to campaign against DiSanto and other “out of touch” Republicans.
One fan decided the best way to warn DiSanto he was getting into stuff he didn’t understand was to paraphrase Will Smith’s infamous onstage comment to Chris Rock during the 2022 Academy Awards.
You can see the video that bothered DiSanto below.