“Coping MAGA”, the Twitter account where people send memes with mocking derision to Donald Trump followers, has been blocked by Twitter.
The account existed as a kind of counter-program to combat conservative reports that had for years taunted their political opponents with images of “liberal tears” such as a woman on her knees screaming at the sky during Trump’s inauguration. While “liberal tears” memes clearly targeted Hillary Clinton’s voters as well as Barack Obama and progressive leaders, “Coping” focused on the disbelief and anger felt by the MAGA crowd during this election cycle.
In recent days, the account has been flooded with pictures, videos and GIFs of conservatives “coping” with the loss of Trump. These mourners, who often wear MAGA merchandise or are draped with American flags, can be seen on the floor, with hands that shield their heads from the agony of the news or shuffling around sadly during protests.
There are many pictures showing “Copium”, an imaginary drug that right-wing extremists sniff or inject to numb themselves after the election results. Rudy Giuliani, who complains about the media outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping, is also frequently mentioned, as is 4chan, the place where many hate groups and conspiracy theorists of the QAnons gather.
Similar sites to the original CopingMAGA account have quickly emerged, like this one with the CopingMAGA handle:
tfw when the Copium tank is empty pic.twitter.com/WjmGratIIn
– Managing the MAGA (@CopingMAGA) November 10, 2020
Another account even owns up to the point that it is not the original. The Creator says that it exists to fill the gap until the original returns.
I am not libdevy thorissy or liz. I am just here to fill the gap until the original (hopefully) comes back.
Let the copy flow
– CopingMaga (@coping_maga) November 9, 2020
Only a few days after the (original) Coping MAGA account was launched, it quickly gained 10,000 followers. Before it was suspended, the account had accumulated over 60,000 followers. But left-handers should not worry: If they still need a fix of MAGA Coping, they can search YouTube for “cope compilation” to get results from users who are collecting the devastated reactions of conservatives fighting the election results.
Such a YouTube compilation can be found below. (Others can be found that run from half an hour upwards).
According to various tweets and a running thread on Reddit, the Coping MAGA account as well as the personal Twitter accounts of its creators were blocked after an organized effort by 4chan users. Both the tweets and the Reddit thread state that conservatives at 4chan have flagged Coping MAGA for hate speech.