The new season of Mad Men has the internet abuzz with parodies, promotions and all kinds of publicity on social media sites. The latest is a fake twitter
One of the major sub-plots to last weeks episode was the return of Don’s ex-wife Betty Draper Francis, in particular her sudden weight gain. In the episode, Betty’s mother-in-law suggests she go to the doctor for diet pills. When she goes, the doctor finds a lump on her throat, pointing to potential thyroid cancer. The diagnosis turns out to be benign, but it does underscore the potential cause of her weight gain. Betty was seen on the show chowing down Bugles and ice cream.
The episode has led to an account on Twitter @FatBettyFrancis, spoofing the characters portly physique. Here are the top ten tweets.
#Kentucky, I know how @FatBettyFrancis is celebrating. #DoubleDownsAllAround #KFC http://t.co/5Zmv5jBwWith that win by
@TotalDraperMove I don’t really know much about sports, but someone is supposed to dump a bunch of gravy on me now, correct? #FBF
If anyone has a good method for getting powdered sugar into their cigarettes, let me know, because I’m making a mess.
Making light of the health concerns associated with weight gain will no doubt cause some people to be offended, especially when the weight gain could be contributed to a thyroid problem, something out of the character’s control. What do you think? Is it just harmless fun or have they gone too far?