Representative Madeleine Dean photoshopped a pink mask onto an old photo in an effort to riff on Mean Girls

The politics of mask-wearing just got a little stranger tonight. Someone sent us a social media post made by conservative talk radio host Don Beishl Jr. that claimed United States Representative Madeleine Dean photoshopped a mask onto an old photo.

We dug through Dean’s Facebook page and sure enough, the photo that was posted today with a mask was originally posted on April 24th with no mask.

Posted on April 24, 2020.
Posted on July 22, 2020.

In the photo with the mask, the fake mask is pink and the photo is tagged with #onwednesdayswewearpink, which is a line from the movie Mean Girls. The text of her post is also a riff on the conversation about the word “fetch” from the movie. It reads:

Like, stop trying to make virus spreading happen, it’s *already happened*, wear a mask or you can’t sit with us. #OnWednesdaysWeWearPink

Dean, a Democrat, represents the 4th Congressional District, which includes almost all of Montgomery County. She will fact Republican Kathy Barnette in November’s general election.

Photos: Madeleine Dean