‘Fly on Mike Pence’s head’ should have trended before the debate instead of Mike Pence and Kamala Harris did on Twitter as the fly stared major. A Twitter user simply asked if “pest control was scarce coronavirus vaccine.”
A normal black house fly stole the Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate in Utah when it landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s silver hair.
Mr. Pence didn’t seem to notice the fly, which also refused to go away. The insect made Pence head home for about 2 minutes and 9 seconds, as he debated his Democratic opponent Kamala Harris during the show-down in Salt Lake City.
The star fly stood out very clear on Mr. Pence silver mane, and almost immediately created a lot of buzz on Twitter, with pundits telling USA Today moderator Susan Page that “American people needed to hear from Marty McFly.”
“LET THE FLY SPEAK!” tweeted CNN reporter Omar Jimenez.
“Susan Page: Fly on Mike Pence’s head, you have two minutes to respond,” joked one parody account.
“I want to hear from the fly,” another Twitter user added.
Just in a few minutes, the fly had its own Twitter accounts “FlyOnMikePence” which opened with a bunch of comedic tweets including, “I’m a pretty fly on a white guy” and “I just doo doo’d in this guys hair.”
“That was awful,” lamented another account purporting to be Pence’s six-legged friend.
Eagle-eyed political pundits predicted that the bug was the same fly that landed on then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s forehead during her presidential debate with Donald Trump in 2016.
“I’m the same fly from Hillary’s face now on Mike Pence,” one user wrote, sharing side-by-side pictures of the candidates.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also joined the joke, his account tweeting a picture of the former veep with a fly swatter and a fundraising appeal, writing: ‘Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.”
As at the time of writing, the fly has over 8 Twitter accounts.