The creators of the spoof blog “Texts from Hillary Clinton,” Stacy Lambe, left, and Adam Smith, right, met with the subject of their satire, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Source: TextsFromHillar.tumblr.com)
A blog spoofing texts from Hillary Clinton has gone viral. (Source: TextsFromHillary.tumblr.com)
The website that featured the Secretary of State "texting" with politicians and celebrities with internet slang is pasted over a photograph of Clinton checking her Blackberry has called it quits.
"After a week that included 32 posts, 83,000 shares on Facebook, 8,400 Twitter followers, over 45K Tumblr followers, news stories around the world, Renee Montagne from Morning Edition saying "ROFL," a Maureen Dowd column, and a tweet from ?uest Love, we think it's time to stop while we are ahead," the last post on the website reads.
Clinton has "texted" with President Obama, Joe Biden, Condoleeza Rice, Mitt Romney, Arianna Huffington, Jay-Z, Ryan Gosling and Mark Zuckerberg (twice).
Created by Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith, who specialize in public relations and social media, the blog takes submissions of possible texts between the Secretary of State and other celebrities.
And it turns out, Madam Secretary was a fan.
A Clinton staffer emailed the two men Monday afternoon.
"After we picked ourselves up off the floor, we confirmed it was real and set up the meeting," Smith wrote in an email.
Clinton even submitted her own post, teasing the creators, and mentioning that it's "scrunchie time" – a reference to criticism she's received for occasionally pulling her hair back with a scrunchie.
The blog creators posted a photo of their meeting with Clinton on the site.
"The photo of us with our cell phones and her sunglasses was all her idea," Smith said.
Because it would be almost impossible to top a post from the person the satire was about, the pair is going out on a high note.
"As far as memes go – it has gone as far as it can go. Is it really possible to top a submission from the Secretary herself? No. But then when you get to text with her in real life – it's just over," the last post reads.
The men have not been approached by other celebrities or politicians to help boost their online image.
"People aren't usually such good sports, but the Secretary seems really into it," Smith said.
The pair doesn't plan to take down the website so that people can continue to enjoy the humor.
The post concludes with: "It turns out that memes really do come true."
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